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Old 08-09-2002, 03:36 AM
Flavio Flavio is offline
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Originally posted by Daesun

Yes, sadly enough, I still have 16" wheels on there. But I may be purchasing wheels very soon, so I'm trying to finalize some decisions. I had 18" Carlsson 2/5 Brilliant Edition on my CLK, and I absolutely loved them. The 1/6 EVO is sweet (as is the 2/6 Brilliant), but I was looking for more of an open spoke wheel, which is why I'm strongly considering the Brabus Monoblock VI. I'm not worried about ride comfort so much as performance. I believe there is a measurable handling advantage between 17" and 18", but not so much between 18" and 19". I'm afraid the only added "feature" will be unsprung weight and a greater rotational moment of inertia. Both Carlsson and Brabus wheels are notoriously heavy. On the other hand, I often wondered whether I should've bitten the bullet and gone with 19" on the CLK (in retrospect, no, since I no longer have the car). Oh, and do you think 245/35R19 and 285/30R19 will fit without modifications? My car is not lowered.
Carlsson has a very nice multispoke lightweight wheel now as well, looks very tasty! You might consider that.

If 285 and 245 in 18" fits my car I don't see why the same size in 19" would not fit. The width and the height are the same.

1993 Toyota Supra MKIV (6-speed Targa top) - SP67 Single Turbo - 540rwhp (with SP57)
1992 Mercedes Benz 500E (Almandine Red) - complete E500 look - 268rwhp
2001 Alpina BMW D10 Biturbo diesel sedan - 245bhp
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