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Old 11-20-2014, 02:00 PM
Benz Mondi Benz Mondi is offline
Benz Mondi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sacramento area
Posts: 308
Just as a follow up...

My SL came with 8Jx16H2 ET 34 chrome 15-holers.

I've concluded that at the front, I should have a little less than 1/2" (11mm) on either side of the rim width at 34 offset, to safely play around with. At the rears, I have a little less than 3/4" (18mm) of the same. So at the fronts, all things being equal and tire dimensions in proportion to my OEM tire size, I could go to as much as an 44 offset and the rears, 52 offset and expect to not have any rubbing issues. To be even safer, 42 fronts and 51 rears.

Do I have this right?

03 CLK430 Cabrio 211K Pweter Silver/ Oyster Leather
90 300SEL 214k Pearl Black/ Alto Grey/Black Leather

Prior: 85 190E, 88 300TE, 89 300TE, 90 300E 2.6, 90 300TE, 92 300E 2.6, 91 and 93 300SL, 87 Ferrari Mondial Cabrio
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