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    Need Help for the Wheel size

    I have found a set of wheels I really want it's for my 92 500E, can anyone know if this will fit? Lowered with H&R springs

    18x9.5 41offset front
    18x10.5 29 offset rear

    Thank you so much for your help

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    Re: Need Help for the Wheel size

    I'm sure others who have actually tried many types and sizes of wheels on their E500E's will chime in, but as a novice to the E500E arena, I would reject the wheels based upon the sizes being outside of comfortable limits. I have several sets of wheels meant to be swapped between my 500e's or SL500's. I only purchased wheels that are known to work on a E550E or a R129, they are basically interchangeable between the two cars.

    I would target wheels that are max 8" front & 10" rear, with ET's in the upper teens to low-mid 30's.
    I reject ever having to use spacers to make a wheel fit, but others don't care.

    My opinion as a beginner at 500E's; the front wheels "May" be too wide, and certainly the ET will need major correction - 20mm spacers up front, 10 mm for the rears, very long custom lug bolts, (you'll need different length lug bolts for the fronts and rears, 10 ea 20mm longer than normal for the fronts, and 10 ea 10mm longer than normal for the rears). I couldn't live with that, potential for rubbing, spacers, oddball lug bolts, handling concerns.

    But then again you see all the low riders, and cars with too-wide rims, someone always makes it work and disregards the normal concerns. A personal thing, some care for looks more than performance.

    Good luck finding what you want. What wheels are you looking at anyway?
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    Re: Need Help for the Wheel size

    Good advice. The rear setup is possibly OK. The front ET is too high to work for a 9.5 wheel and even a 20mm spacer may not prevent issues.

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    Re: Need Help for the Wheel size

    Quote Originally Posted by schan301 View Post
    I have found a set of wheels I really want it's for my 92 500E, can anyone know if this will fit? Lowered with H&R springs

    18x9.5 41offset front
    18x10.5 29 offset rear

    Thank you so much for your help
    I have 18x9.5 ET+28 in the rear. With 285 width tires in the rear, I had rubbing on the inner fender well at full suspension compression. I had to use 275 width tires in the rear to avoid the rubbing.

    My rear wheels have 148.65mm of protrusion from the centerline into the fender well of the car in the rear.
    With a 10.5 wide wheel and a 29mm offset, I calculate that to have 162.35mm of protrusion into the fender well of the car in the rear.

    I think I did the math right.
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    Re: Need Help for the Wheel size

    Quote Originally Posted by schan301 View Post
    I have found a set of wheels I really want it's for my 92 500E, can anyone know if this will fit? Lowered with H&R springs

    18x9.5 41offset front
    18x10.5 29 offset rear

    Thank you so much for your help
    Are you 100% certain those sizes and offsets are accurate? I've never heard of a matched set with those numbers. As mentioned in the above posts, you'll need thick hubcentric spacers for the fronts.

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    Re: Need Help for the Wheel size

    Are you 100% certain those sizes and offsets are accurate?
    not sure, because those number I got from the seller.
    I pick up another set of wheels which should fit on our 500e perfectly, waiting the shipment coming in I will post the picture after have them on.

    Thank you so much for all of your help!!

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