I have a set of 18" rims with 235/40/18 offset of 40mm i will have to get 20mm wheel adapters because they are 5x110. They are brand new. I bought them for another car that i no longer have. I really want to use them. Am i going to run into any problems?
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Trouble? I would say yes. Mercedes-Benz uses a 5x112mm bolt circle, not 5x110. Spacers won't do anything about the mismatched bolt circle. Sell the wheels on to someone with the car you used to have, and get wheels made specifically for a Mercedes-Benz with hub-centric fit and proper bolt circle.
Well there are special "spacers" that have a 5 x 112 pattern to fit them on the hub and an extra 5 x 110 threaded hole pattern on which you mount the rims. I guess the OP is referring to these. Obviously they need to be pretty thick to mount the rim save. I think the offset will be then way to low to mount the wheel without touching the fenders. So yes, I guess you will run into problems.
You could also consider socalled " floating bolts" like here http://spurverbreiterung.de/index.php?language=en¤cy=EUR&cat=c354_nach-Gewinde.html&gw=2&kf=26&
With these you can overcome the few mm difference between a 5 x 112 and 5 x 110 pattern. The head of these bolts is not fixed to shaft but has a little play thus making it possible to mount a 5 x 110 rim on a 5 x 112 hub.
But besides that I wouldn't feel save with that kind of setup. My advice, like Beekster's: sell them and buy a set that fits your car.