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So Im shopping for aftermarket wheels for my 95 E320 and Im thinking about something along the line of 215/45R17. Is this diameter going to be an issue with the fender wells of my W124? And will it also have a negative effect on my speedometer reading? Any overall pros or cons to a setup like this?

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It's all about proper offset (ET), proper bolt pattern and using the proper lug bolts. Use the forum's search feature to get full details.

This topic has been beaten to death and then some.
 

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I run genuine AMG monoblock II

FRONT: 17x7.5 ET35 Tires 225/45/17

REAR: 17x8.5 ET30 Tires 245/40/17

Car: 1994 Mercedes E320 cabriolet stock height
 

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So based on this chart that has been linked several times other places in the forum, and assuming I am interpreting it correctly, scrolling down to my E Class (W/C/S/A124) section and looking at the 17x7.5 line which is what I think I'd like to have on my car, its telling me I should be looking for a wheel with an ET42?

Mercedes-Benz Fitting Chart and Wheel Fitment Guide | Alloy Wheels Direct

Because I have found a 17x7.5 wheel I do really like, but is ET35 so I dont know that it will fit. It seems like ive read some conflicting posts other places though that say 17x7.5 with ET35 should "probably be fine". Is the 42 on the chart the maximum and anything under that will fit?
 

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So based on this chart that has been linked several times other places in the forum, and assuming I am interpreting it correctly, scrolling down to my E Class (W/C/S/A124) section and looking at the 17x7.5 line which is what I think I'd like to have on my car, its telling me I should be looking for a wheel with an ET42?

Mercedes-Benz Fitting Chart and Wheel Fitment Guide | Alloy Wheels Direct

Because I have found a 17x7.5 wheel I do really like, but is ET35 so I dont know that it will fit. It seems like ive read some conflicting posts other places though that say 17x7.5 with ET35 should "probably be fine". Is the 42 on the chart the maximum and anything under that will fit?
ET35 means you're pushing the wheel further away from the hub by a bit more than a 1/4" (7mm to be exact), so you start to be concerned about fender clearance. If you're at stock height and nominal tire size, you may have nothing to be concerned about, but best to check closely to be sure before you drop the cash.

Just to be clear, the wheel will unquestionably fit just fine. Clearance will depend on the tire size. ;)

Good luck.
 

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With those wheels, the outside lip of the wheel will sit just about exactly 1/2" inboard from the very outermost edge of the fender flares. If you're planning on sticking with stock suspension, you'll probably be fine, but if you're planning on going lower, you might have to roll the fenders to avoid rubbing.
 

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Andrew in my humble opinion search for some used AMG in a similar design.
They will ehance your vehicle much more than some Chinese mad alloys (or not Chinese it is irrelevant) the fact is the AMG were designed for MB models and really compliment nicely.
And from the look of the price you should be able to source some.
For example


17 inch Mercedes CLK430 AMG BBs Rims C220 230 320 SLK | eBay

This is a staggered set I suspect for the 1999 CLK430 which had offset 37 front at 7.5 inch wide and offset 30 with 8.5 wide at the rear.
Probably more extreme than you want BUT a lovely set of rims that would compliment your car. Maybe don;t be hasty and keep your eye out on eBay and in the For Sale on here and pick up some AMG's OR some nice MB alloys because there are some really nice later design 17inch that would fit.
Just pamke sure they are PCD112.5 and around the 33-35 offset !
Some MB models had a different PCD and means buying special bolts - too much risk and problem IMO.
 

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Just came across some later MB's that look nice - few scratches but on your side of the USA as well. These are Mercedes Alshain wheels.


Mercedes Mercedez Benz MBZ C 230 C320 17" 17 inch Alloy Rims Wheels | eBay

I had spokes on my Coupe at one stage and regret selling them now. They actually looked pretty good in hindsight though I am waiting for my Zender Stars to be refurbished.
 

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215-17 in front, due to my back spacing, has the front tire been any wider it would make contact with shocks.

225-17 in rear

Speedo is accurate.

 

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I run genuine AMG monoblock II

FRONT: 17x7.5 ET35 Tires 225/45/17

REAR: 17x8.5 ET30 Tires 245/40/17

Car: 1994 Mercedes E320 cabriolet stock height
If you're running 17X7.5 front and rear ET35 should be good.

According to this
 

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Ok, ran into a snafu, not happy leaving well enough alone I bought some near pristine 17" C36 AMG Aero II wheels. Staggered, 7.5" in front 8.5" in the rear.

I did the AMG mod to the front fender so its a non issue.

Today I went to fit the rims on just to see the clearance, the rear wheel is nearly flush with the fender edge, that means on a bump the tire will rub and maybe even wrinkle the fender....which would be mega bad. My car (94 coupe) is lowered with H&R springs. Am I screwed or will a rear fender roll make this work?

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OK I'll help ya out, give ya $400 for the set...lol

Seriously I ran the same wheel set on my 92 300CE a few years ago, needed rolling to prevent a slight rub. That fixed mine, but I didn't have lowered springs though. I would try rolling, and another option is a square set of wheels, 7.5's all around, buy two more front wheels, eBay the rears....good luck
 

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I read the AMG rear fender modification to fit this size wheel and it makes no sense at all. Has anyone tried it?
 

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Rear is not a Kit

Never heard of a rear fender AMG kit. Front fender kits, yes.
Not a Kit J-R, it is a Mod requiring cutting metal, and welding in new metal to widen the wheel well. I have the PDF on it somewhere, let me go look for it and attach it in an edit if I can find it.

I believe it's for installing 17" Aero I wheels which have an et of 28, so similar to these wheels he wants.

OK here it is..
 

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Thx Aero....I had seen the fender rolling doc before and appreciate you posting it up. Seems pretty routine unless it's a TE...

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That rear cutting and welding mod makes no sense.....cutting where they say wont free up anything since the thing is welded all the way around and wont move even with that cut. Would love to see someone who actually tried it.
 

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Ok, ran into a snafu, not happy leaving well enough alone I bought some near pristine 17" C36 AMG Aero II wheels. Staggered, 7.5" in front 8.5" in the rear.

I did the AMG mod to the front fender so its a non issue.

Today I went to fit the rims on just to see the clearance, the rear wheel is nearly flush with the fender edge, that means on a bump the tire will rub and maybe even wrinkle the fender....which would be mega bad. My car (94 coupe) is lowered with H&R springs. Am I screwed or will a rear fender roll make this work?

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What is the offset on these wheels? I was under the impression that they should fit without any issues assuming unmodified suspension.
 
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