17 inch wheels vs 18 inch

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I bought e class 2014 amg line few weeks ago with 58k on clock and full benz service history. Car is nearly new. Car is perfectly fine but its a bit harsh on rough roads and bumps. Interior trim noise makes me crazy on rough roads like rear end and dashboard. One of my friend suggested me to fit 17 inch alloys with tyres 245.45.17 all around. I myself never seen this car which is amg line with 17inch wheels.
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1.Can i fit 17inch wheels with 245.45.17 in this car?
2.Will there be any difference comfort wise?
3.Do u think 17inch wheels look ugly on this car?


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With the 2014 E class you own, the 17-inch wheel size is appropriate, in addition, you can choose the size 225/55R16
 
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With the 2014 E class you own, the 17-inch wheel size is appropriate, in addition, you can choose the size 225/55R16
Do u think 17 inch will be more comfortable than 18?
 
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Yes I am on 18" summer 17" winter, a massive difference in comfort on 17".

Can u upload a picture pleaseeee. Am scared if they look awkward on this big car. What u say look wise is there a big difference between 17 and 18 inch look wise?
 

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Can u upload a picture pleaseeee. Am scared if they look awkward on this big car. What u say look wise is there a big difference between 17 and 18 inch look wise?
Not from the drivers seat...:rolleyes: and that’s where you feel it...;)

I can’t say as I care overly over what others think about the wheels on my car. I care about how the car rides and handles. :cool::p:D
 
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Not from the drivers seat...:rolleyes: and that’s where you feel it...;)

I can’t say as I care overly over what others think about the wheels on my car. I care about how the car rides and handles. :cool::p:D
Lollll true brother. But actually am asking for myself i wanna see how will that looks to me lol.

Also am buying aftermarket alloys from wheelbase alloys. Do u guys think comfort wise they r same like genuine ones? I dont care about durability anyway
 

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Can u upload a picture pleaseeee. Am scared if they look awkward on this big car. What u say look wise is there a big difference between 17 and 18 inch look wise?
I will try tomorrow but I have them fitted on a E class & 17" look fine.
 

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Lollll true brother. But actually am asking for myself i wanna see how will that looks to me lol.

Also am buying aftermarket alloys from wheelbase alloys. Do u guys think comfort wise they r same like genuine ones? I dont care about durability anyway
Wheel make doesn’t affect comfort just size. Generally the bigger the sidewall the more comfortable (assuming you’ve not pumped them up to 50psi...)
Some tyres have stiffer sidewalls - run-flats, that also make for a less comfortable ride.
The fashion in the UK is for huge alloys with minimal sidewall, this with the state of the roads we have means an uncomfortable ride, lots of tyre noise and a lot of cracked alloy wheels. Funny thing fashion...:rolleyes:
 

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Wheel make doesn’t affect comfort just size. Generally the bigger the sidewall the more comfortable (assuming you’ve not pumped them up to 50psi...)
Some tyres have stiffer sidewalls - run-flats, that also make for a less comfortable ride.
The fashion in the UK is for huge alloys with minimal sidewall, this with the state of the roads we have means an uncomfortable ride, lots of tyre noise and a lot of cracked alloy wheels. Funny thing fashion...:rolleyes:
It is. On the continent (where roads are generally smoother) they tend to go for smaller wheels with bigger sidewalls.
This fashion for huge rims with rubber bands is peculiarly British (with the crap roads we have too!).
 
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It is. On the continent (where roads are generally smoother) they tend to go for smaller wheels with bigger sidewalls.
This fashion for huge rims with rubber bands is peculiarly British (with the crap roads we have too!).
True mate. Am a taxi driver and have to spend 10 hours a day on road so for me comfort is more important
 
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Wheel make doesn’t affect comfort just size. Generally the bigger the sidewall the more comfortable (assuming you’ve not pumped them up to 50psi...)
Some tyres have stiffer sidewalls - run-flats, that also make for a less comfortable ride.
The fashion in the UK is for huge alloys with minimal sidewall, this with the state of the roads we have means an uncomfortable ride, lots of tyre noise and a lot of cracked alloy wheels. Funny thing fashion...:rolleyes:
True. But strange thing is i have seen c class amg line with 17 inch wheels but never seen e class amg line with 17 inch wheels
 

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True. But strange thing is i have seen c class amg line with 17 inch wheels but never seen e class amg line with 17 inch wheels
I had 17’s on my E220d - SE spec so real leather seats and better tyres.
AMG line gives plastic seats and bigger alloys...
 

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I had an E300 Hybrid with 17inch wheels it was an SE so softer suspension.

I now have. 2016 E350 with 18inch wheels it is true that the ride is slightly and I do mean slightly harder but overall not a huge difference, the current car is an AMG line so slightly different suspension set ups.

Both cars were S212 (estate cars) with air self levelling air suspension on rear.

You should not be getting rattles from trim in my opinion or maybe I have been lucky.

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Just over four years ago, I bought an E Class 3 month old 2000 mile ex-demonstrator from a UK Mercedes dealer. Absolutely top spec, AMG line, full designo leather & paint, sports seats, premium plus etc E250. It also had optional 19" wheels fitted with runflats. It looked good, and was fun on twisty roads as long as I was in the mood, but it wasn't a comfortable car, either around town or on long journeys, and don't mention speed bumps. I only kept it one year, the depreciation was painful. "My" MB dealer offered a derisory trade in on a new C250 coupé, so I went to an Alfa Romeo dealer, tried a Giulia and loved it, did a deal on a new one on the spot, it's only money after all... Three happy years in an almost trouble-free car with a good ride and superb handling, a truly gorgeous vehicle, but with what must be the worst after sales care performance of anything currently available, so just before the Alfa warranty was up, I'm now back in an AMG line C300, 18" wheels with non-runflat tyres, and it seems like a pretty good compromise, very pleased with it so far.
 
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Thats the thing i haven't seen anyone running 17 inch alloys on e class amg line
 

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It is. On the continent (where roads are generally smoother) they tend to go for smaller wheels with bigger sidewalls.
This fashion for huge rims with rubber bands is peculiarly British (with the crap roads we have too!).
The fashion is Japanese and originated from California, where in both places the roads are generally top grade.
 


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