CLS 320CDI alternative wheels

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by 6cyl, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. 6cyl

    6cyl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I am about to pull the trigger on a 2008 CLS 320 CDI. It comes with the AMG 19" wheels, which are reputed to be made from cheese and will crack or bend at a mere sniff of a sharp ridge, let alone a UK pothole.

    I hear that 18" wheels are a good compromise. The car has airmatic.

    I have checked the sticky about wheels and tyre sizes.

    Problem is there seem to be 4 offsets specified for this car,

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    Most are around 28-30mm, two are 18-20.

    So what to go for?
     
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    The standard AMG wheels on my W219 CLS are 8.5" front with a 25mm offset , the rears are 9.5" with a 28mm offset.

    Kenny
     
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    Kenny, would the tyres be 255/40 and 275/35 ?
    Do you have problems with uneven tyre wear at all ?
     
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    245 / 40 / 18 + 275 / 35 / 18

    No issues at all with tyre wear since i got the car nearly four years ago.

    just one thing though , i always thought that the 18`s looked slightly too small for a car like the CLS so i replaced them with 19`s.

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    Kenny
     
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    Hmm, car looks great on the 19s. The car I'm considering is on AMG 19", they were repaired 2 years ago and I saw on the last MOT advisories they were dented.

    So another alternative would be replace them with stronger 19" wheels. Who makes you ones ?
     
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    Fox MS005 , around £500 for the set , 8.5 + 9.5.

    Only available with a 35mm offset so i had to make 10mm spacers x 2 and 8mm spacers x 2 as you cant buy nubcentric spacers that thin , the smallest they make is 15mm.

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    Thanks Kenny,
    you answered my brake disc Q too on the other forum ... cheers
    I've looked at the Fox wheels, only come in 18". I'm keen to change from 19", although they do look nicer, I'm after a magic carpet ride!

    I've bought 10mm hubcentric H&R spacers before.
     
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    I looked at various makes and struggled to get a set that would fit onto the MB hubs (66.6mm) and be a decent fit into the Fox wheels (73mm IIRC) without using the flimsy plastic spacer rings.

    it was easier to get a piece of 150mm alloy bar and make my own, at least that way i knew they would be correct.

    Kenny
     

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