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Have a C240 elegence sedan.
Was thinking of upgrading the stock 16" to the five split spoke AMG wheels as on the C32.

Questions:
1. Rim sizes 7.5x17 front rims and 8.5x17 rear rims
225/45 ZR 17 front tires and 245/40 zr17 rear tires
will this rub on the wheel wells?
2. Is this too much wheel for the horsepower of the c240? - i.e. overkill for a whimpy motor?
3. Is US $1,200 a good deal for a used set of rims with Michelin Pilots?
4. If the rims and tires were installed on the C240, would it be the same ride height as a C32 or does the C32 have a lower ride height (as I would presume)? i.e. if I didn't adjust the springs and ride height would the AMG wheels look stupid on the car.

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Some answers

1. These wheels will fit all 203's without any rubbing are other issues.

2. Probably not.

3. I think the price is a little high.

4. These wheels and tires will not change the height of you car. The C32 uses shorter springs.
 

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Thanks for your feedback Lynn.

Approx. how much lower does a C32 ride vs. a C240?...


Thanks for your feedback Lynn.

Approx. how much lower does a C32 ride vs. a C240?
 

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Not a lot. Maybe 15mm. Certainly no more than 20mm....

Not a lot. Maybe 15mm. Certainly no more than 20mm.
 

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Another question for Lynn...

Lynn, what do you feel a fair price for the wheels and tires would be ~ USD$1,000?

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I have heard of brand new take-offs selling for $900 to $1000. The price depends on whe...

I have heard of brand new take-offs selling for $900 to $1000. The price depends on where you live. If they are not brand new, I would hesitate to go more the a grand. On the other hand, the wheels go for over $300 each from the dealer and the tires are over $200 each at the dealer.
 
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