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Old 06-17-2002, 11:13 PM
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I ran 17x8" wheels with 225/45-17 tires, and had the same rubbing you described.

I learned not to use full lock when reversing.

However, lots of people use a mild lowering spring with this combination, and it works okay. I would recommend a 7 or 7.5" wheel, and watch how low you go. My car has the AMG "middle" suspension which has a very mild drop (just under an inch) and the rubbing wasn't any worse after installation.

But, the H&R springs have a rep for being VERY low. You may have to make further mods...
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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