[SOLVED] Still unsure!!!

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by 4n0y-merc, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. 4n0y-merc

    4n0y-merc Active Member

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    Hi all

    Following my post in wheels and tyre "will these fit my 2004 clk" I am still unsure if the wheels I want will fit my clk!

    So I thought I would try a different approach, can anyone help me understand the numbers on the wheels?

    Front Wheel Size: 8.5 j x 18h2 et39
    Tyre size 245/40/18

    Rear Wheel Size: 9jx18h2 et 39.
    Tyre size: 265/35/18

    So let me start with what I think I know, 8.5j 9j is the width of the wheel, corresponds with the 245/265 on the tyre.

    35/45 is tyre wall size.

    18 is obviously wheel size diameter.

    Does 39 represent the offset? And if so I assume this the distance from the inner face (where wheel meets hub) to inner rim.

    Having looked under my wheel arch this morning there is not a lot of room, probably less than a inch between the top of the tyre and the bottom of the suspension spring carrier. I currently have 17inch standard five spoke (look a bit like a jelly mould (ugly IMO)

    I am prity sure they will fit under
    The arch but it's the off set that worries me and I am not sure where to measure from.

    I would also love to know your thoughts on putting these wheels on, my biggest concern is the cost of tyre (£100 to £240) and that it may make steering and ride stiff.
     
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    cl55 amg Active Member

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    4n0y-merc

    4n0y-merc Active Member

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    Hey thanks cl55am

    But I have checked here, I problem with this list is my wheel size (new ones) is not listed against my car. So does that mean they won't fit or were not fitted as standard?
     
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