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Does anyone know if the 19" AMG wheels you can fit on say, a GLC300 would fit onto a Metris?

If so, what tire should I get on them?
 

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I have GLK wheels which direct fit, so it must fit. For tire size tire calculator online is your friend.
In my case at least 5 tire places told me that they won't put it on because it will not fit .
Many people don't know and just refuse to learn.
 

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I'll find the pic where I fit 20's on mine while it was in the shop. Yup they fit. Do I want them, no way.
 

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I'll find the pic where I fit 20's on mine while it was in the shop. Yup they fit. Do I want them, no way.
Curious why you dont want them? is it the tire size/ride quality/look or just the style of that wheel? I'll be upgrading my stock cargo wheels in the spring...don't know which path I'll take but saw some great looking options from a few German tuner makers.
 

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I have GLK wheels which direct fit, so it must fit. For tire size tire calculator online is your friend.
In my case at least 5 tire places told me that they won't put it on because it will not fit .
Many people don't know and just refuse to learn.
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I'm sure it's a question of bling versus stealth and utility. Big wheels are delicate and blingy, generally provide a rougher ride, more noise, and limited improvement in handling, not to mention a huge increase in cost (for buying the wheels and replacing the less durable, more expensive tires more often).

You ain't going to get much better handling from a near 2.5 ton van shaped like a Metris without an active suspension. The wheels are an asthetic choice, and seeing as Robb went with black bumpers and white paint, I don't think he is trying to stand out too much.
 

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The aesthetic I was going for was sorta commercial. When u camp in the woods, I won't worry about scratching the painted bumper. My buddy has a W212 on 20's. I drove it when I did his alignment and the ride (although it had sport springs, lowered slightly) was terrible. Terrible. I hit a decent pothole and the noise it made was bad. Just not enough sidewall. I've had all manner of slammed dailys, but these days I don't want to worry about a thing. I also see SO many aftermarket wheels cracked due to impact. Stock MB wheels bend, but hold up decently.
I would like some nicer wheels beyond the CLA 17's, but 18's at the biggest.

Almost all newer Benz wheels will fit.
 

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I figures it was along those lines, but wanted to hear what you'd have to say. Good deal. As from me and my MC, we're going 19" non-oem.
 

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I'd be too worried about potholes to run 20's, but those look really good!
Oh yeah, believe me I'd never do it (with those wheels at least). Was just a test fit as the owning vehicle was next to my van in the shop.
 

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No, just burnouts. Ever wonder what we mean when we say "rotate the tires" >:D Especially with all the ponies under the hood
 

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Stopped at the best tire shop in the San Francisco Bay Area, when I asked them about putting the biggest off-road tire on my Metris cargo they said, let's try several sizes and see which ones fit...no charge. The biggest possible size is 235/60 R17. I ended up getting the Cooper Discoverer A/T 3

The shop is in San Jose, California "ADDS" wheels
 

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