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Old 08-09-2002, 02:36 AM
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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.

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Old 08-09-2002, 03:58 PM
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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.

Flavio
Check out this thread over at Benzsport. Maybe that 9mm spacer is the key to the 285 fitting in the rear?

Benzsport thread on 500E/E500 wheel/tire fitment
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