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The car is already heavy as it sit (CLA45)... So I went with Forged Japanese wheels...
Volk Racing G50 (Rays wheels)
19X8.5 ET 44 (18.7 lbs or 8.5 kg)
Michelin PSS 235/35 fron & 245/35 rear
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The car is already heavy as it sit (CLA45)... So I went with Forged Japanese wheels...
Volk Racing G50 (Rays wheels)
19X8.5 ET 44 (18.7 lbs or 8.5 kg)
Michelin PSS 235/35 fron & 245/35 rear
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Can you post up more pics? 8.5+44 non staggard? Would like to see fitment.
I'm thinking about putting on 18x9.5+42 :think: You think there's 1/2 an inch of space available?
Also, I wanna run 245/40 tires so it stretches a little.
 

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Can you post up more pics? 8.5+44 non staggard? Would like to see fitment.
I'm thinking about putting on 18x9.5+42 :think: You think there's 1/2 an inch of space available?
Also, I wanna run 245/40 tires so it stretches a little.
18X9.5 +42 w/245/40 oh I don't know if you'll have 1/2 inch space to play with! But +42 offset is OK and if you are running 18's make sure you check what 18 inch wheels fits in you car.

google "wheel and tire fitment calculator" and enter the specific measurements to give more lf an idea.

I have 18x8 +35 enkie rpf1 w/toyo proxes r888 235/40 for the drag strip. The front one doesn't clear the calipers in circumference. I had to shave shave or grind my calipers down to fit it. And also its hanging outside more than its supposed too. As far as the rear, I scrape the fenders when I have a passenger in the back, I am lowered on H&R springs.
 

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18X9.5 +42 w/245/40 oh I don't know if you'll have 1/2 inch space to play with! But +42 offset is OK and if you are running 18's make sure you check what 18 inch wheels fits in you car.

google "wheel and tire fitment calculator" and enter the specific measurements to give more lf an idea.

I have 18x8 +35 enkie rpf1 w/toyo proxes r888 235/40 for the drag strip. The front one doesn't clear the calipers in circumference. I had to shave shave or grind my calipers down to fit it. And also its hanging outside more than its supposed too. As far as the rear, I scrape the fenders when I have a passenger in the back, I am lowered on H&R springs.
I'm thinking about the Work M.C.O. in red 18x9.5+42 because it has a more concave face than 8.5+50, looking to slap on 245/40 PSS. I want to lower on H&R springs as well, I dont want to rub.

You think that'll work? 8+35 is 12mm less extended compared to 9.5+42, how come that rubs but 9.5 doesnt?

Can you post a few extra pics? I want to see how the spec I want would look on the car. :)

THANKS!!
 

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I'm thinking about the Work M.C.O. in red 18x9.5+42 because it has a more concave face than 8.5+50, looking to slap on 245/40 PSS. I want to lower on H&R springs as well, I dont want to rub.

You think that'll work? 8+35 is 12mm less extended compared to 9.5+42, how come that rubs but 9.5 doesnt?

Can you post a few extra pics? I want to see how the spec I want would look on the car. :)

THANKS!!
you should be alright with your set up!

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Man keep this up and you may become the go to target for san diegos finest when quotas need filling 
lol... had guys w/cla45 ask me help in instagram and private messages here....i got my answers from matt and other tuners as well.... here to help out bro....

I DIY almost everything and saved $$$$ money.

DIY installed:
1. downpipe & midpipe (clear codes by adding sparkplugs spacers)
2. Intake & BOV & HG Engine damper
3. Pedal Commander & TCU tune
4. Added ALpha AMS heat exchanger
5. Added Wortec Gear cooler
6. All carbon fiber parts (lips/rear diffuser/wing/mirrors)
7. Wrapped interior with carbon fiber wrap
8. Differential Fluid change
9. Oil change & oil filter
10. Changed out transmission fluid w/new gasket & filter
11. Added camber bolts
12. Installed H&R springs
13. Piggybacks
14. Grinding calipers to fit 18" wheels

List DIY soon:
15. Brake pad change
16. Brake drum change
17. Re-paint calipers

list goes on... ofcourse, I wouldn't be able to do all these without the research, directions, and asking the right people.
 

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Just bought a CLA. About to find out if the rims / tires I ordered are going to fit / not cause issues. Fingers crossed.
19X8.5, +35offset (they were out of stock on the +45), 245/35/19 front
19X9.5, +45offset, 285/30/19 rears
 

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Just bought a CLA. About to find out if the rims / tires I ordered are going to fit / not cause issues. Fingers crossed.
19X8.5, +35offset (they were out of stock on the +45), 245/35/19 front
19X9.5, +45offset, 285/30/19 rears
These are my fronts: 19 x8.5 +45, with 235/35/19 tires, and as you can see with the pink string in the pic below, its exactly flush with fender edge (0 poke). Going to a +35 offset will push the rim out another 10mm past the edge of the fender. Your wheel/tire setup would stick out for sure. You won't have issues if you are riding stock height, as you can see in my pic below, there is about 5 inches of clearance from bottom edge of fender to when it hits the edge of the rim. That would be a pretty mean speed bump :rolleyes: You would just have to deal with the visual sight of having your wheel/tires sticking out an extra 10mm. Each person has a personal preference there. I personally don't mind a little bit of poke as long as it doesn't interfere mechanically with anything, but to each his own. So i think you are Ok as far as poke as long as you are riding stock height. However ...
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You don't say if you have lowered the car, but if you are lowered, that extra poke may cause a problem, depending on how much you lower. The trick then would be to calculate how low you wanna risk going, taking into account how much bounce your springs/coilovers gives your car. The lower you go, the tighter/stiffer you would need to dial in that bounce, to prevent the fender from hitting your rim. Thats an art. The natural cambering that comes with lowering will help that a little bit, as the top part of the wheel will get sucked under the fender somewhat, but man, you like riding right on the edge. We all should be that brave haha..

That rear setup is pretty mean and super aggressive. I also have 19 x 9.5 et+45, but only with 265/30/19 tires. I could have put 275/30/19's on without an issue. The 285 tires you want are kinda pushing it, and it would bulge on those rims. That means your 285mm tires are 20mm wider than mine, so dividing by 2 to give you the extra bulge for each side, and you are looking at 10mm extra bulge for each side (this is inexact as tire widths in general are not exact to begin with, and then rubber has weird stretching properties that make measurements only an approximation anyways). At stock height, however, it should work as far as the outer fender goes, as you have 3"-4" of vertical play.
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However, again, If you are lowering your car, you might have issues depending on how much you lower. The 19 x 9.5 et+45 on their own will poke out 3/8" as it is, although, again, the natural cambering will cause the top of the wheel to tuck a bit. To insure best chance of tucking though, using 285's may be a bit of a stretch (no pun intended) as the bulge and the extra 10mm that it adds to the poke makes it more of a risk. Again rubber has weird stretching properties that make measuring width a very inexact science. Still.. using thinner tires, stretching it across the rims would allow a better tuck.
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The biggest concern i would have is the that the extra bulge on the inside of the wheel/tire towards your suspension. With 19 x 9.5 et+45 wheels, there is only minimal gap between the edge of the rim and your suspension. And that gap is small. The tire width helps or hurts that gap. I only have 265/30/19 on my rear wheels and when i put my finger through the rims to feel what gap was left, it was literally only a finger's worth of gap. My finger was touching both sides at the same time (the edge of the rim on one side, and the suspension on the other). And thats with 265's. Thats only 10mm-12mm of gap (width of my finger). If you are using 285's, thats an extra 10mm of bulge towards the suspension, which would eat up the remaining gap. But again, tire widths are not exact, and rubber has weird stretching capabilities, so measuring the width of rubber is inexact at best, so it might work, but you are cutting it awfully close.
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And if you are lowered, it makes it even worse, as the top part of wheel will lean in towards the suspension even more, which would exacerbate the situation. The good news is that its a lot easier to replace tires for something smaller than having to return rims because the offsets are wrong. I think you are asking for trouble with 285's. Using 275/30/19's is a safer bet. Man, you are riding right on the edge, brotha... You got nerves of steel!

In any case, congrats on the wheels. Please post some pics when you get those awesome wheels on! What rims did you get by the way?
 

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This thread has been helpful to me, so thanks for DEcosse for starting it and collecting the information, but it lacked definitive answers i was looking for, for my wife's 2017 CLA-250.

MBNorway came close to it, and even posted some post-install pics, but they were grainy and in the dark, so it left me with some questions. Seems like no one sticks around long enough to post their full stories after the fact to write about their full experience, with pics, specs, regrets, lessons learned etc..

Here's mine
 
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