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Iam fitting a set of original e36 amg alloys to my 1995 w124 e220 coupe, 17 x 7.5 to front and 17 x 8.5 to rear. The car has been fitted with eibach pro kit lowering springs, lowering it 45mm to front and 35 to rear. Will these rear wheels be fine without any modifications to the car, iam affraid about the rear wheels damaging the rear arches due to the extra inch, can anyone please help.

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On the w124 AMG I just bought, it has C36 AMG wheels that I think are 17x7.5s, and it has the AMG lowering springs/shocks. The fender lips were all rolled by AMG on this car, and even then there's some rubbing when hitting large bumps - not often, but occassional.
 

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On the w124 AMG I just bought, it has C36 AMG wheels that I think are 17x7.5s, and it has the AMG lowering springs/shocks. The fender lips were all rolled by AMG on this car, and even then there's some rubbing when hitting large bumps - not often, but occassional.
Make sure you check whats happening there... maybe incorrect Offsets?

I roll on AMG Monoblocks II 17x7,5 ET35 and I have yet to fell some rubbing! :)

Usually, the rims with 17x8,5 are for the rear axle and have a "lower" ET... i.e., f

Front: 17x7.5 ET35
Rear: 17x8,5 ET30

The 8,5 with ET30 can cause some problems...

Good luck.
 

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The fender lips were all rolled by AMG on this car, and even then there's some rubbing when hitting large bumps - not often, but occassional.
I have the ET42 Aeros (17x7.5) on a Sportline suspension. To this point I haven't had any rubbing although I did purchase fender spacers and strut travel limiters in the event I needed them.
 

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I have the ET42 Aeros (17x7.5) on a Sportline suspension. To this point I haven't had any rubbing although I did purchase fender spacers and strut travel limiters in the event I needed them.
Yep, ET42 Monoblock II's shouldnt be a problem also... They were the stock ET for the W124.

ET35 came in the W202 C36 AMG... still fit in the W124 but sit a little wider :)
 

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Make sure you check whats happening there... maybe incorrect Offsets?

I roll on AMG Monoblocks II 17x7,5 ET35 and I have yet to fell some rubbing! :)

Usually, the rims with 17x8,5 are for the rear axle and have a "lower" ET... i.e., f

Front: 17x7.5 ET35
Rear: 17x8,5 ET30

The 8,5 with ET30 can cause some problems...

Good luck.
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Ive been told:
Front: 17x7.5 ET42
Rear: 17x8,5 ET30

What you think?
 

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Bolt it up and see is the easiest way....I have tried all kinds of wheels and am confident I can put anything from 15 inch up to 19x9.5 with rubbing....currently on my 1995 W124 Cab..i have 18x9.5 rear 2003 SL55 AMG wheels on 265/35/zr18....I sometimes steal the wheels from my 6.9 they are 19x9.5 rear with 265/30zr19 46mm offset and they fit perfectly under the rear with zero clearance issues and no rubbing...I don't have any fender spacers,the front and rear fender lips are rolled,,,,I have only had passengers in the rear seat once in 8 years...
I have a set of 2 piece AMG wheels 18x8.5 44 mm offset and they need 16mm spacers to work on the w124 originally off a w140......Most important is correct offset/correct diameter tire.....good luck those are nice wheels...

if you decide to sell I them drop me a pm They would look good on my E36 Cab
 

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Ive been told:
Front: 17x7.5 ET42
Rear: 17x8,5 ET30

What you think?
That rear 8,5 with ET30 may give some you some troubles, but it also depends if your Coupe is lowered or not.

If its not lowered and you usually drive with max 2 persons, I think you'll be ok.
 

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Make sure you check whats happening there... maybe incorrect Offsets?

I roll on AMG Monoblocks II 17x7,5 ET35 and I have yet to fell some rubbing! :)

Usually, the rims with 17x8,5 are for the rear axle and have a "lower" ET... i.e., f

Front: 17x7.5 ET35
Rear: 17x8,5 ET30

The 8,5 with ET30 can cause some problems...

Good luck.
Hi, I have a standard E320 coupe with AMG style 2, 5 hole alloys, 17" x7.5J ET42. (part No. 124 401 03 02) Tyre size is 225/45/17. Standard suspension, all is fine front & rear. No rubbing.

I lowered it using Eibach pro springs & on speed bumps & undulating roads & going round round-a-bouts had rubbing (more on the front than the back) so I switched back to the standard suspension. The fronts are fine & fill the arch with the 225's but the rears look a little lost & sit in too far & could do with coming out a little.

I am considering changing my tyres to 235's either all round, or just on the back. But am not sure about the offsets being correct & wether I'll need to change the alloys so the fronts fit further in the arch to prevent any rubbing when steering, & then put 235's on (with which offset?). Or, leave the fronts as is with 225 then change the rears to 235's on the same alloy or change the rear alloys to 17"x 8.5" but with which offset & which tyre size?

So many variables !!!

Saw one pic of a coupe, said it wasn't lowered but with 18" & also didn't look low profile tyres. Could it be 18x8.5, offset ?? with 234/45/18 ??

Cheers all, what are the options ?
 

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Hi, I have a standard E320 coupe with AMG style 2, 5 hole alloys, 17" x7.5J ET42. (part No. 124 401 03 02) Tyre size is 225/45/17. Standard suspension, all is fine front & rear. No rubbing.

I lowered it using Eibach pro springs & on speed bumps & undulating roads & going round round-a-bouts had rubbing (more on the front than the back) so I switched back to the standard suspension. (My arch lips aren't rolled). The fronts are fine & fill the arch with the 225's They are flush with the arch end on. but the rears look a little lost & sit in too far & could do with coming out a little.
 

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18 x 8” ET31 front
18 x 9” ET35 rear

Anyone try a combo of this sort or something similar to it?
 
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