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Anyone knows why my car shakes like mad at high speed after I put a set of 17" e-Class wheels on?
I thought original mercedes will work on all models but a merc spcialist said these 17" should NOT go onto the w203??
Anyone can tell me why?? [?][?][?][?]
 

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were they new or used wheels you put on?? If they were used could be bent from potholes. I just changed a wheel that made my car shake after hitting a car size pothole.
 

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Yes, I can tell you why. Not all MB wheels fit all MB cars. Various MB cars use wheels of different diameters, widths, offsets and lug bolt sizes. The wheels you have are probably from a W211 E class. Those wheels use a 14mm bolt. Your C class uses 12.mm bolts. The 12mm bolts will not provide enough clamping force with the E class wheels. The lug bolts are loosening causing the vibrations.

Sooner or later, but probably sooner, the wheels will fall off. You have created a situation that is very dangerous, not only for you and your passengers, but for other motorists and pedestrians. You should remove the wheels immediately.
 

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Thanks Lynn, yeah - I had it checked by MB and they said these wheels should NOT go onto my w203 and I had them removed straight away.
Also, when I fitted those E-class wheels on, I had the 13mm spacers put onto the rear and 10mm universal spacers onto the front, one of my friends thought the major problem was the 10mm universal spacers... any views on this?
 

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Kennyboy - 5/13/2005 6:33 PM

Thanks Lynn, yeah - I had it checked by MB and they said these wheels should NOT go onto my w203 and I had them removed straight away.
Also, when I fitted those E-class wheels on, I had the 13mm spacers put onto the rear and 10mm universal spacers onto the front, one of my friends thought the major problem was the 10mm universal spacers... any views on this?
Seriously ..... I dont think its going to work. Shaking means that something isnt aligned or is moving. Shaking means it will eventually break off - think about it. Unless of course you wish to be in the darwin awards - then its ok to ignore everyone.
 

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I also have some E class wheels on, but my don't shake however the inside of the rim does hit my brake caliber a tiny bit which i suspect and have actuelly power sand a grove in the rim to avoid hitting it a tiny bit than got it rebalanced. I think it will be better with a 10mm H&R spacer installed. which i am getting as we speak, but currently my car don't shake at all and runs fine. can some one tell me why? because i also have e class rims. i believe it was fromm 2002 or something like that. or if you guys can comment on the set up a bit if you see anything wrong would be much appreciated.

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