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I am looking to put a nice set of allow wheels on my 2012, I would like to have a 17 Inch on the back and 15 inch on the front. Please offer what you have for sale! Thank you:D
 

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I am looking to put a nice set of allow wheels on my 2012, I would like to have a 17 Inch on the back and 15 inch on the front. Please offer what you have for sale! Thank you:D
Is it set in stone that you want 15"s in the front and 17"s in the back? The reason why I ask is that I have a full set of Brabus 15" monoblocks that I'd like to get rid of. I'll also have a set of 17" genius Newton in matte black I would like to part with.

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Bear in mind the ABS will throw you into limp mode if the tire diameter is not within 3 percent height diameter wise front to rear. No bigs n littles.
 

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Bear in mind the ABS will throw you into limp mode if the tire diameter is not within 3 percent height diameter wise front to rear. No bigs n littles.




Remember, the US spec Brabus in 2009 came with 15"-17" staggered wheels as standard equipment. Although, the front tires were very close to the overall circumference of the rear tires. If the op follows the 3% rule, he should be ok.
 

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Bear in mind the ABS will throw you into limp mode if the tire diameter is not within 3 percent height diameter wise front to rear. No bigs n littles.
blah, blah, blah... my ABS been AWOL for 5 years, don't miss it a second, i ran 155/60-15 and 185/60-15 snows last year. 22.2 and 24.0 diameters respectively. didn't run them this year due to open heart surgery in Sept, gotta haul them 32 pound wheels and tires up/down 4 flights of stairs.

everyone, do yourself a favor and pull fuse #11 in your 451, unless you live in elk country LOL.
 

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Hey, I would like a 15" Front and 17" in the back, anyways, please PM me with the infor of what you have and how much are you asking for!
 

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Remember, the US spec Brabus in 2009 came with 15"-17" staggered wheels as standard equipment. Although, the front tires were very close to the overall circumference of the rear tires. If the op follows the 3% rule, he should be ok.
I am aware of that and the tires i found have a 2.2% diameter diference! has to be 225/35R17 (23.2" diameter) for the rear tires and 195/50R15 (22.7" diameter) for the front. Thank you for the advice

Besides that, I have another concern. Is there rubbing issues with those big sizes? because the car has something very similar to the OEM diameter, but the width is way increased.
 

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I am aware of that and the tires i found have a 2.2% diameter diference! has to be 225/35R17 (23.2" diameter) for the rear tires and 195/50R15 (22.7" diameter) for the front. Thank you for the advice

Besides that, I have another concern. Is there rubbing issues with those big sizes? because the car has something very similar to the OEM diameter, but the width is way increased.
i've been running 195/50R15's for 6 years, never an issue, just moved up to 185/60R15's (22.7 vs 23.4) with no issues.
 

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I am aware of that and the tires i found have a 2.2% diameter diference! has to be 225/35R17 (23.2" diameter) for the rear tires and 195/50R15 (22.7" diameter) for the front. Thank you for the advice

Besides that, I have another concern. Is there rubbing issues with those big sizes? because the car has something very similar to the OEM diameter, but the width is way increased.
225/35/17 is the size recommended by Genius for the rear wheel of their 17" series, so you should be fine with those.

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I'm going to post a ad with pics today. I also will be selling a Smart Fortwo navigation head unit and a unopened brand new set of 3 to 5 bolt wheel adapters if anyone is interested.


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And pray to God that you never wreck the car and your insurance company finds your missing fuse, 'cause you will be up s**t creek with no paddle. Ask Moderator JWight about tires of a different diameter front to rear.
 

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And pray to God that you never wreck the car and your insurance company finds your missing fuse, 'cause you will be up s**t creek with no paddle. Ask Moderator JWight about tires of a different diameter front to rear.
if you're going to be anal about it, get some tape and tape the fuse halfway into the socket, in case of accident, push it all the way in and remove the tape. my accident 3 years ago was never investigated when i spun out on black ice and the ABS/ESP lights were on for YEARS. ESP don't save you when you hit a patch of black ice at speed on a turn, you're gonna SPIN!
 

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That's exactly the wheels I am considering to buy! What width did you choose for the front, 5.5"? I know the 17"s for the back have to be 7.5" width.

Are you using spacers or some kind of adaptation?
 

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it would have to be 5.5", as the smaller 4.5 won't accomodate a tire wider than 175.

As for any spacers/etc, you'd have to ask the user Blackout. as they posted that picture in another thread
 

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Here is my smart with 7.5x17 wheels and 215/35-17 tires at all four corners. I have 20mm spacers on the front and 30mm spacers on the rear.
No rubbing issues? I am afraid to put spacers on my car... Can you tell me more about it?
 
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