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Old 06-17-2002, 10:53 PM
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17" on w202 c 230 will this work

on my 1998 c230 I just installed new 17 " rims with new 225/45/17 toyo tires , the tires were rubbing on the inside front plastic cover when I went backwards with the steering wheel all the way on the left or right, i pushed the plastic forward and the tires are not rubbing any more (or at least I can't hear it), now i have the H&R springs but I am afraid to install them because I am not sure if that will work, I mean the tires were rubbing with the regular springs , maybe the tire size is too big (225/45/17)
anyone tryed that before , or any suggestions
any help would be appriciated
thanks
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Old 06-18-2002, 12:13 AM
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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...
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Old 06-18-2002, 09:33 AM
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Yes the tire size is too big and no your car will never be the same.
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