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will this wheel fit SLK55?

I have a set of these 18 left over from my C32. The front is 18 7.5. The rear is 18 8.5. Will these fit the SLK55? The front brakes look pretty big.

Front 18x 7.5 et 37 , A171-401-16-02
Rear 18x 8.5 et30. A171-401-17-02

These should be easier to clean than the stock multi spokes.

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I have a set of these 18 left over from my C32. The front is 18 7.5. The rear is 18 8.5. Will these fit the SLK55? The front brakes look pretty big.

These should be easier to clean than the stock multi spokes.

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They should do Mine are 18 x 8 and 18 x 9.5 Not sure about the offset though. If you have them why not try them on the car ?
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Nice wheels. You'll need 37mm front offset for those wheels to fit a SLK 55.
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Nice wheels. You'll need 37mm front offset for those wheels to fit a SLK 55.
Check inside the rims the offset will be stamped into them
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You also need to find out if the C32 uses 12 or 14mm wheel bolts


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You also need to find out if the C32 uses 12 or 14mm wheel bolts
Good point
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Nice wheels. You'll need 37mm front offset for those wheels to fit a SLK 55.

I'm not sure if 37mm offset would clear the front AMG caliper. To be sure, 30mm front and 35 rear would be an ideal.
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I have these 18'' wheels but im not 100% sure what offset they are.
They are just so much better to clean and upkeep and IMO, have an understated look about them. Whereas the turbine alloys gives off a more aggressive 'I'm gonna eat your children' type look.



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I'm not sure if 37mm offset would clear the front AMG caliper. To be sure, 30mm front and 35 rear would be an ideal.
i put the same style MB factory 18" wheels on my wife's SLK 350. Some of the ROW (rest of the world), non USA SLK 55s came from the factory with the AMG five spoke wheels in 18". The offset is 37mm front and 30mm real. You might be thinking of 19" wheels. I had aftermarket 19" wheels on my former SLK 55. The offset for the 19s were 32mm front and 35mm rear.

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You also need to find out if the C32 uses 12 or 14mm wheel bolts
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The offset for the 19s were 32mm front and 35mm rear.

37 offset would have no problem on the slk 350 but Fjc32 got an "2006" slk55 with came with AMG 6 pot calipers. I'm 99.9% sure that the stock offset on my Slk55 is 32 and 35. I look it up in User's manual just last month when i ordered my 19" wheel. My aftermarket is 19x8.5 et 30 and 19x9.5 et 35. My slk55 has "AMG performances package" and not sure if that make any different.
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i put the same style MB factory 18" wheels on my wife's SLK 350. Some of the ROW (rest of the world), non USA SLK 55s came from the factory with the AMG five spoke wheels in 18". The offset is 37mm front and 30mm real. You might be thinking of 19" wheels. I had aftermarket 19" wheels on my former SLK 55. The offset for the 19s were 32mm front and 35mm rear.

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37 offset would have no problem on the slk 350 but Fjc32 got an slk55. I'm 99.9% sure that the stock offset on my Slk55 is 32 and 35. I look it up in User's manual just last month when i ordered my 19" wheel. My aftermarket is 19x8.5 et 30 and 19x9.5 et 35. My slk55 has "AMG performances package" and not sure if that make any different.

Don's right - the factory 030 wheels are 37/30, which are the same as the factory 16 spokes, and the 5-Spoke AMG's.....

The W203 C32 came with 17 inch wheels as nearly as I can tell from EPC - easiest way is to look on the stamps...



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Don's right - the factory 030 wheels are 37/30, which are the same as the factory 16 spokes, and the 5-Spoke AMG's........

I think you got it backward, 30 front and 37 rear. man, I really want to find out but I'm not have to check the manual.
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I think you got it backward, 30 front and 37 rear. man, I really want to find out but I'm not have to check the manual.
Pretty sure I got 'em right - page 449 in my owners manual, 347 in yours.



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Sorry guys, Here are the offset:

Front 18x 7.5 et 37 , A171-401-16-02
Rear 18x 8.5 et30. A171-401-17-02

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Sorry guys, Here are the offset:

Front 18x 7.5 et 37 , A171-401-16-02
Rear 18x 8.5 et30. A171-401-17-02


Those are prefect, and in fact, designed for the R171 AMG! :-)



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Pretty sure I got 'em right - page 449 in my owners manual, 347 in yours.
I guess so.............seeing is believing.
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Sorry guys, Here are the offset:

Front 18x 7.5 et 37 , A171-401-16-02
Rear 18x 8.5 et30. A171-401-17-02
John is, like always, correct! The wheels should fit absolutely perfectly.
You still need to verify the wheel bolt size! If the wheels are cut for 14mm bolts, custom bolts can be obtained; or the seats can be recut.


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John is, like always, correct! The wheels should fit absolutely perfectly.
You still need to verify the wheel bolt size! If the wheels are cut for 14mm bolts, custom bolts can be obtained; or the seats can be recut.

I've done that before. Used wheel bolts that were too long on my C32. It was a $3000 damage. Had to change out rotors ....

I was told by wheel guy that should be about 3/4 in into the wheels for the bolts.
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I have these 18'' wheels but im not 100% sure what offset they are.
They are just so much better to clean and upkeep and IMO, have an understated look about them. Whereas the turbine alloys gives off a more aggressive 'I'm gonna eat your children' type look.



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Can you post a full side view photo of your car? mine is silver just like yours.

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I've done that before. Used wheel bolts that were too long on my C32. It was a $3000 damage. Had to change out rotors ....

I was told by wheel guy that should be about 3/4 in into the wheels for the bolts.
It is not just the length.
MB uses spherical seats; using a 12mm bolt on a wheel machined for 14mm bolts will give you only minimal seat contact.
This can lead to cracks and/or loose bolts.


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