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I'm looking into getting a second set of rims for my r171 (350, non-AMG), but I've noticed whenever I put in the make/model/year into any website that sells rims, it always assumes that I want all 4 rims to be identical sizes, unlike the staggered sizes that come stock.

Ideally, I'd like to find an inexpensive set that looks decent and replicates the original rim sizes closely enough that I can still use the same size tires (since I already own two good sets of tires in those sizes.) (Or are these sizes so unusual that I'll only find them by finding OEM wheels?)

The point of all this is, does anyone know of an online wheel/rim retailer that understands that this car is supposed to have different rim sizes front & back?
 

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Most online configurators aren't programmed to deal with staggered wheel setups, so you have to do it yourself. If you like a wheel that's 17x8, check to see if it's also offered in 17x9 and price each size as a pair. Of course, make sure that the offsets will work as well. Having done that, you have some solid information to work with and can call the vendor's tech line (Tire Rack is really good, BTW) and they can confirm if your combination is correct and help you place your order.
 

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Bought mine from here,staggered sizes.
Needed extra spacers on the front which they supplied for free (slk 350 non amg)
 

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I have recently ordered wheels and tyres for my 172 from Mrwinterwheels Winter Wheels and Tyres - Steel and Alloy Winter Wheels for BMW, VW, Mercedes, Audi, Skoda.

I completed an enquiry via their website and they replied immediately with some options for the car. They have been helpful and they used my registration number to check that the wheels should fit without issue. I should get my wheels and tyres at the end of next week and they I will arrange to get the wheels swapped over. I also contacted Mytyres who asked for a copy of my registration document. As my car is leased I do not have access to the document but I emailed Mytyres with all the information about the car more than a week ago. I have not had a reply so I placed my order with Mrwinterwheels.

Sharon
 
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