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Got These sexy rims, what spacers do I need

4 OEM AMG 18" (Style 1) 5 Spoke w. Mich Pilot Sport A/S

Front Wheel (8.5x18") Reads:
-(In one spoke it reads)
Made In Germany
A2204010802
-(In A differnt spoke it reads)
ET44 81/2Jx18h2
A2204011802

Rear Wheels (9.5x18") Reads:
-(In one spoke)
Made in Germany
A2204010902
-(In the other spoke)
ET48
91/2x18h2
A2204011902


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Also make sure you get the correct lug bolts for those new wheels.
 

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I have a the same set up on my car with 245 tires front, 275 rear. Im using 20mm spacers- make sure you get hubcentric spacers (like H&R trak+). Youll love the new look! Here are some pics...
 

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Looks great. Have you had any problems with rubbing fenders?
 

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The ET on the front or rear of an R129 should be between 23 and 34.

You probably should get 10 to 20 mm for the front and 15 to 25 mm for the rear.
ditto....^^^....:thumbsup:
 

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Looks great. Have you had any problems with rubbing fenders?
no rubbing issues wheels are perfectly tucked right behind the fender! I can get you my exact tire sizes if you want
 

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The ET on the front or rear of an R129 should be between 23 and 34.

You probably should get 10 to 20 mm for the front and 15 to 25 mm for the rear.
tritto

if the offset is correct you wont rub... and make sure you get appropriate bolts, too short and the wheel will fly off, too long, and you ll mess up your parking brakes in the rear...

you typically want to get at least 7-8 turns of the bolt into the hub...
 

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Looks good, what tires are you riding on with those wheels?
 

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I have exact the same setup with 15mm spacers for front and 20mm for rear.
Also tires are 245/40/18 and 265/35/18. And I am sure 275s would be fine for rear.
Here is the result:
 

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Looks good, what tires are you riding on with those wheels?
Thanks! my exact set up:
rears are michelin radial x 275/40 ZR18 and my fronts are bridgestone potenza 255/45 ZR18 just went to the garage and checked!:thumbsup:
 

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correct R129 specs are :

245/40/18 front
275/35/18 rear

you may rub, depending on your suspension shape, and your speedo will be off, also, your gearing and torque curve will be off as well...
 

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correct R129 specs are :

245/40/18 front
275/35/18 rear

you may rub, depending on your suspension shape, and your speedo will be off, also, your gearing and torque curve will be off as well...
good to know... im going to need new tires some time around spring so ill def keep that in mind! these were takeoffs from a cl55 which probably explains the larger size.. As far as rubbing i didnt really notice anything i really thought my fronts were 245 ill need to go check again..
 

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good to know... im going to need new tires some time around spring so ill def keep that in mind! these were takeoffs from a cl55 which probably explains the larger size.. As far as rubbing i didnt really notice anything i really thought my fronts were 245 ill need to go check again..
that is indeed S and newer SL (230) sizing...
 

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that is indeed S and newer SL (230) sizing...
yup fronts are 255.. cant really harm the car can it? There are very few, if any, potholes here in orlando all the roads are smooth the car seems to run fine and the speedo seems to be in sync with the 30mph radar thing in my neighborhood lol

But i guess if anyone else is going for this set up to go for the r129 spec...
 

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correct R129 specs are :

245/40/18 front
275/35/18 rear

you may rub, depending on your suspension shape, and your speedo will be off, also, your gearing and torque curve will be off as well...
is it ok to use 245/40/18 all around? with the correct spacers and bolts.

btw, what is "off"?


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I rode on 245/40/18 for about a year, when I had my old rims, the rear was not as stable as 275s...
 

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I rode on 245/40/18 for about a year, when I had my old rims, the rear was not as stable as 275s...
guys, saw an amg set w/ the following specs:
7 1/2 J x 17 H 2
ET 35

i know 7.5 is not wide enough, but could you guys tell me whether it would be ok for me to put on my 500SL?



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guys, saw an amg set w/ the following specs:
7 1/2 J x 17 H 2
ET 35

i know 7.5 is not wide enough, but could you guys tell me whether it would be ok for me to put on my 500SL?



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no,

you said it, too narrow, offset is off, size is off, and they look like crap, not sure what's left...
 

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no,

you said it, too narrow, offset is off, size is off, and they look like crap, not sure what's left...
he said they are just dust.
well, thanks for your response; saves my trip!
btw, i think my fenders have been rolled, too. but will send pics later;)


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