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Old 08-08-2002, 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by Flavio

My brakes are stock and because it's a 500E they are 500SL brakes I believe. I haven't found a need for anything bigger yet.

There was no need to roll the rear fenders to get the 285's to fit, it's a matter of choosing the right offset or in my case the right size wheelspacer.

I did not change the front grille myself, the previous owner did, but at close inspection it's not a very high quality piece. Remember the hood was also changed to an E500 hood.

Would a 285/35R18 fit on an 18x9.5ET35 in the rear without any spacers? In other words, did you need the 9mm spacer in back in order to clear the wheel, or was it just for the wider stance? Also, since the "proper" fitment is 275/35R18, isn't the overall diameter of your rear wheels slightly larger than that of your front? If so, did this cause any problems or mandate any adjustments to the speedometer/electronics?
1994 E500
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