17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

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17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Auspecial » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 6:18 pm

Anyone know if these wheels from a 2000 model clk will fit?

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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 10:04 pm

You should be able to check the offset of the wheels on each vehicle. The replacement wheel offset should be as close as possible to the original wheel offset (possibly +/-5mm). Other than that, the wheels should fit the hubs. Clearance to discs will not be an issue using 17" wheels instead of 14" wheels.
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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 13 Aug, 2017 10:26 pm

W208 year 2000 CLK 17 inch wheels generally use offset 37.

Your W123 uses the similar offset as the W126. - for 17 inch wheels the offset should be around 11 -15.

Tye CLK wheels may fit without rubbing anything - brakes, struts or fenders however the alignment over the wheel bearings may be an issue.
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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Auspecial » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 10:47 am

Is there a way to check the alignment over the wheel bearing when test fitting? I have had a tough time finding w123 wheels near me so these are a last resort.

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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 14 Aug, 2017 5:56 pm

The alignment over the wheel bearing is determined by the offset of the wheel.
There are sites out there which have tables and graphics showing how the offset relates to the wheel axle centre.

Too much a deviation from OEM offset means that strain is placed on the wheel bearings and othe suspension componentry.
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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by kimrh » Tue 15 Aug, 2017 12:49 am

MB spec for a 7.5inch width rim was ET25
AMG spec for their 7.5inch width rim was ET17

So ET37 is gong to place you inwards by 12mm on MB spec and you will most likely foul on the steering tie-rod knuckle/and-or possibly the upper control arm and most likely the tyre will rub on full lock against the chassis
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Re: 17x7.5 clk wheels on w123?

Post by Theparrot123 » Thu 24 Aug, 2017 4:07 pm

I'm running 18" x 8" with and offset of ET37 on mine. Clearance of the hub/guards/suspension is fine, but does just touch the middle of the tie rods on full lock.

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