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Hello all,
I am planning to replace my 18 stock rims to the 19/8.5 and 19/9.5 inches. The new rims will be 235/35/19 et35 and 265/30/19 et 35. Do I need to add any spacer? I do have AMG sport package already though. Any input are greatly appreciated.
 

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Brabus, Lorinser and Carlsson all supply 19" wheels for the R172 in 19x8.5" at the front and 19x9.5" at the rear and all the ETs are between 30 and 37 so I would say you"d be fine without any spacers. I have test-fit the 19x9.5" rear wheels off the SL which are ET 48 and they rubbed on the inside but were fine with a 10mm spacer (ET38) so again, that would indicate you"ll be fine.
 

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Brabus, Lorinser and Carlsson all supply 19" wheels for the R172 in 19x8.5" at the front and 19x9.5" at the rear and all the ETs are between 30 and 37 so I would say you"d be fine without any spacers. I have test-fit the 19x9.5" rear wheels off the SL which are ET 48 and they rubbed on the inside but were fine with a 10mm spacer (ET37) so again, that would indicate you"ll be fine.

Thank you very much sir, that is very good information. Still debate should I go 255/30/19 in the rear or 265/30/19. 0:)
 

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I believe I read that the max on the rear should be no larger than 255 even with a 19 inch rim
 

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I have 255 on my 18s
 

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I believe I read that the max on the rear should be no larger than 255 even with a 19 inch rim
Brabus offer 265/30/R19 and 275/25/R20 options but it looks like you need ET30 wheels and they have a modified rear bumper/fender cover so it does look like 255/30/R19 is the biggest safe tyre option without a 5mm spacer.
 
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