18inch Wheels on W124s

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  1. JAB33

    JAB33 New Member

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    Hi All,

    I am currently running my W124 CE300 Convertible on ET31 18inch AMG Monoblock wheels (235/40R18) which are rubbing on the outside edge for all 4 wheels. Would ideally like to keep the car on 18inch wheels if possible primarily for the looks.

    I am I correct to assume that ET31 is wider than ET34/35 and a switch to 18 ET34/35 might eliminate the rubbing? Or it's wishful thinking and my only option to reduce the rubbing is to go down to 17/16/15 wheels?

    Will welcome any advice on this.

    Many Thanks
     
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    I run the 17inch AMG Monoblock 2s. Standard suspension. No rubbing.
     
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    JAB33

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    Thanks. Looks like the 17s might be the sensible approach although I will be gutted to lose my 18s as the tyres are as good as new and cost me a fair bit.
     
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    I have 18s on my ce although 8j all round. The car is also lowered with no issues as I reduced the tyres diwn to 225 and have 500e wings up front.



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    What are the wheels, 8J wide?
     
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    ET figure is the offset of the wheel and nothing to do with the width. The rim of a ET31 offset will sit 4mm further out from the hub than ET35.

    The width is normally suffixed with a "J" such as "8J" and relates to the width of the rim in inches.
     
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    JAB33

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    Thanks. It's 8J all around. Are you able to confirm the ET of your wheels. I suspect they might be on ET35 rather than ET31 and that might explain why mine is rubbing.

    Thanks
     
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    Thanks. Very helpful. I read somewhere that the recommended offset was ET35 and my car is on ET31 so the extra 4mm might be why my car is rubbing.
     
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    JAB33

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    Thanks. It's 8J all around. Are you able to confirm the ET of your wheels. I suspect they might be on ET35 rather than ET31 and that might explain why mine is rubbing.

    Thanks
     
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    8J Thanks
     
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    ET31 is only for use on the rear of the car, ET35 with an 8j rim is fine on a w124 but 225/40/18 is the preferred size of tyre.

    I run 18x8 et35 front with a 225/40/18, and a 18x9 et31 rear with 265/35/18. I've got no rubbing on either car, and the bodywork isnt modified in any way.

    How low is your car?
     
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    Thanks. I have attached a photo of my car it's not particularly low.

    Was considering the E190/W124 Carlsson Brabus ET34 8.5J which is advertised as the rare W124 Carlsson alloys as a replacement.
     

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