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Does anyone know how wide I can go on the rears if I have 17" wheels w/ stock suspension on a 1999 C280 Sport? I want to know if 265/45/17 will fit for the rears w/out rubbing or sticking out.

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If you want to go for 265mm I think you should go for 40-profile or the overall diameter w...

If you want to go for 265mm I think you should go for 40-profile or the overall diameter will be much larger than original. Even if it would fit the car will look somewhat like a hot-rod.

If 265/40-17 will rub the fenders I don't know. It also depends on the wheel-size and offset.
 

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from your suggestion, i think i'll try 255/45/17. I want a smoother ride yet wanted bette...

from your suggestion, i think i'll try 255/45/17. I want a smoother ride yet wanted better grip on the road and hence wanted 45 profile.

the big thing was I didn't want it to flare out of the fender, and still wanted not to show a gap between the fender & tire.

thanks for the suggestion
 
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