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I went to a 'garage sale' and picked up 15mm (30mm total) H&R rear wheel spacers for my R172 SLK, now the fronts look too inset. Whats' the limit on front wheel spacers for my SLK55 R172 without trouble (rubbing)?

Anyone do the fronts for advice? I'm not going to also lower the car.
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I went to a 'garage sale' and picked up 15mm (30mm total) H&R rear wheel spacers for my R172 SLK, now the fronts look too inset. Whats' the limit on front wheel spacers for my SLK55 R172 without trouble (rubbing)?

Anyone do the fronts for advice? I'm not going to also lower the car.
Have hub-centric H&R spacers in front (8mm) and rear (15mm) of mine - see below. These spacers were put on to get my wheel ET to around +37/+39 which are close to OE specs. 35K miles later and no issues whatsoever...

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Thanks for the information and pictures - will do the same.
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