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Hello, (photo as an example)

So all of the cars I’ve build have had an aggressive appearance. Since a young boy I’ve loved wide bodies with deep dish rims.

With my smart, I’m really aiming for a micro machine feel, lol.

I’m trying to avoid trial and error by asking the community beforehand what the largest wheel (width) that fits with 4x100 conversion/spacers.

Thanks in advance!
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I am still using three lugs. I am using 7.5x17 Brabus wheels and Hankook 215/35-17 tires on all four corners. On the front are 20mm Eibach spacers and on the rear 30mm Eibach spacers. Pics in my gallery. Good luck with your mods.
 

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The widest wheel in 3x112 would be a Brabus rear rim for a 450 or 452 (roadster) 8.5" wide, 9" measured.



The tire manufacturers have discontinued the wide rubber sizes around 23" to 24" (eg. 225/35/17) so you are limited to the 'stretched' look, that is if you can even find the 8.5" wide rims.
 

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I bought the 17mm spacers fore and aft. 175\60-15 front vs 155\55-15 and 195\50-15 vs 175\55-15.
Drove through a winter in Sconnie and it handles way better. I drive super aggressive is "$port" mode on the trans with LITTLE disappointment.
The only hang up is the cost... ...blame it on MB!
 

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I am still using three lugs. I am using 7.5x17 Brabus wheels and Hankook 215/35-17 tires on all four corners. On the front are 20mm Eibach spacers and on the rear 30mm Eibach spacers. Pics in my gallery. Good luck with your mods.
That’s exactly what I was aiming to do...I just can’t find two more 17 inch rims. Where did you source yours? Thanks for your time and help.
 

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The widest wheel in 3x112 would be a Brabus rear rim for a 450 or 452 (roadster) 8.5" wide, 9" measured.



The tire manufacturers have discontinued the wide rubber sizes around 23" to 24" (eg. 225/35/17) so you are limited to the 'stretched' look, that is if you can even find the 8.5" wide rims.
Definitely, that’s why I was aiming to convert to 4x100 as tires seem expensive and rare.
 

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Changing to a 4x100 sounds like a gr8 move. Anything shy of using a 6x100... ...then it looks ghetto with 3 lug holes open. Plus with 4 lug bolts, more avenues are open, like other manufacturers.
 

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"Definitely, that’s why I was aiming to convert to 4x100 as tires seem expensive and rare."

4x100 and 3x112 tires are the same price :)

Wide 3x112 wheels, are expensive and rare because pretty much Brabus was the only maker of them.
$600 each plus shipping from Europe comes in around $3K for for a set of four wheels.
At that price point, you can order custom forged rims in 3x112 with your choice of offsets and widths for example.

Personally, I would keep searching 3x112.
I'm not a fan of those bolt pattern conversion adapters and neither are the tire shops.
Remember the conversion adapter is say 30mm wide so you run into the problem of finding 4x100 rims at ET+60...

Search ebay for the part number of the two 17" rims you have.
With this covid thing going on, I've found that you have to find items in the USA.
I have items from Germany, UK, and Italy still not shipped for four months now.

Here is a refinished one in the US:
Yes, only one, not two, but refinished to 'insurance spec'...
 
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