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#1 Old 09-15-2012
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Help with rims offset

Im looking at these wheels and juz curious if these will fit at all? Thoughts?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/17-5x112-Rim...edf0b7&vxp=mtr


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What is the offset?

Some info on what fits here:

https://www.slkworld.com/tires-wheels...heel-post.html
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You won't like them. They're only 7.5" wide. I'm sure the stock SLK55 wheels are much better/wider/staggered.

But to answer your question - Will they bolt up? Yes.

For reference, the stock front wheels from my SLK 230 are 7 wide in front with a 37mm offset. They were hardly a 'proud' wheel. The ones you've posted would stick out a whopping 11mm more than my stockers in front. I'm running Lorinsers on mine that stick out 30mm more, and that's on my tiny 230.

For the rears, your SLK would look terribly sad with very skinny wheels hiding under the fenders.

Look for a staggered set of wheels with more width and less offset.

Here are mine:
Front, 18x8.5" ET: 26
Rear, 18x9.5 ET: 31


The rear tires are a touch wide, but they look impressive. LOL
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mine came on same size all round but not for long. he car is designed to sit on staggered wheels. I bought a full set of 9.5,s Fitted two and sold the others with the ones I took off as a staggered set
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Bank 171, I have had rims similar to the ones you're looking and they are a b.... to keep clean. Too many nooks and crevaces beween all those spokes. Just my humble opinion. (they do look cool though).
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You won't like them. They're only 7.5" wide. I'm sure the stock SLK55 wheels are much better/wider/staggered.

But to answer your question - Will they bolt up? Yes.

For reference, the stock front wheels from my SLK 230 are 7 wide in front with a 37mm offset. They were hardly a 'proud' wheel. The ones you've posted would stick out a whopping 11mm more than my stockers in front. I'm running Lorinsers on mine that stick out 30mm more, and that's on my tiny 230.

For the rears, your SLK would look terribly sad with very skinny wheels hiding under the fenders.

Look for a staggered set of wheels with more width and less offset.

Here are mine:
Front, 18x8.5" ET: 26
Rear, 18x9.5 ET: 31


The rear tires are a touch wide, but they look impressive. LOL
What are the tire size? Slk 230 2001?
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Chris, what are the tire size? Slk 230 2001?
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255/35/18 in back, 215/40/18 up front.

I've worn out the 255s and gone to a 245/40 now. They don't look as good/wide but there is no more rubbing.

Yes, 2001 SLK230.
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Chris, what is the stock offset for the front and rear rims?
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Front 7" ET37
Rear 8" ET30
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