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post #11 of 22 Old 01-05-2014, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the info!
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post #12 of 22 Old 01-05-2014, 05:33 PM
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tires wear out, low pros wear out faster, not as much tread depth available. Play what, the drive super slow because all the bumps jangle my kindneys game?
lol...i think this guys a troll anyways. not even a cla owner.


to the OP...if you like the look and don't mind compromising then go for it. But i'd definitely do a High Perfomance rim like the HRE or the like... The light weight was made to perform and not just for looks. Most either can't afford it or don't see the need to spend that money. Just like not everyone needs a 5k+ stereo system in their ride.

If you're buying a 50 or 60K plus sports car (AMG) then you know tires are going to be expensive. not much price difference at all between 19 vs 20's actually. ****, i pay near 400 a tire for one of my other rides. lol. Pay to play is right...

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I'm not sure you really need to go for high performance tires or wheels just because you are going to 20's, though you may be hard pressed to find "basic" models at that size anyways. I felt the CLA250 had enough power and feel for what it is, but it's not really a sports car in the sense of M/AMG/RS/Nismo/Evo/WRX/Ralliart/-V/SRT/etc. The weight savings you'd get on high end wheels isn't going to make much of a difference and wouldn't be worth the cost. If you're willing to eat the fact that you're going to be replacing tires twice a year and shattering your spine, you might as well just get the best looking ones and not worry about the weight. It's not going to make enough of a difference to make you feel all that much more sporty. Especially if you're staying with stock suspension. Whereas if you're going to go all out with the mods, might as well get the AMG. My 2 cents.
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post #14 of 22 Old 01-06-2014, 11:44 AM
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lol...i think this guys a troll anyways. not even a cla owner.


to the OP...if you like the look and don't mind compromising then go for it. But i'd definitely do a High Perfomance rim like the HRE or the like... The light weight was made to perform and not just for looks. Most either can't afford it or don't see the need to spend that money. Just like not everyone needs a 5k+ stereo system in their ride.

If you're buying a 50 or 60K plus sports car (AMG) then you know tires are going to be expensive. not much price difference at all between 19 vs 20's actually. ****, i pay near 400 a tire for one of my other rides. lol. Pay to play is right...
telling the truth is trolling now?

you mean to say that pointing out low pros wear faster is trolling?

you mean to say that pointing out low pros give a harsher ride is trolling now?

I joined this forum as part of my shopping process, I prefer due diligence to hopping in head first. Sorry, should I of cleared that with you first?
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I'm not sure you really need to go for high performance tires or wheels just because you are going to 20's, though you may be hard pressed to find "basic" models at that size anyways. I felt the CLA250 had enough power and feel for what it is, but it's not really a sports car in the sense of M/AMG/RS/Nismo/Evo/WRX/Ralliart/-V/SRT/etc. The weight savings you'd get on high end wheels isn't going to make much of a difference and wouldn't be worth the cost. If you're willing to eat the fact that you're going to be replacing tires twice a year and shattering your spine, you might as well just get the best looking ones and not worry about the weight. It's not going to make enough of a difference to make you feel all that much more sporty. Especially if you're staying with stock suspension. Whereas if you're going to go all out with the mods, might as well get the AMG. My 2 cents.
Its quite difficult finding an all season in 20. Your selection is pretty much limited to high-po summers.
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post #16 of 22 Old 01-06-2014, 02:06 PM
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telling the truth is trolling now?

you mean to say that pointing out low pros wear faster is trolling?

you mean to say that pointing out low pros give a harsher ride is trolling now?

I joined this forum as part of my shopping process, I prefer due diligence to hopping in head first. Sorry, should I of cleared that with you first?
no my trolling comment was in reference to your CLA killer post which seemed like a bit of sour grapes.

but sure...you can clear things with me if you like. Permission granted.

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post #17 of 22 Old 02-03-2014, 03:18 PM
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I plan on going with 20s when we take delivery of her CLA in late April, early May. I've already received quotes and info form my wheel guy and right now its looking like a 235/30/20 is the tire size suggested although I plan to do further research on that.

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Do you guys think I can fit 20's on my CLA250 Sport? If yes, what tire size? I'm planning to keep the suspension stock.
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post #18 of 22 Old 02-27-2014, 12:32 AM
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^this guy is correct. 20's will look gaudy and blingy. They will end up making it look like a DUB car bc of the low-pro tires you'll need to run.
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post #19 of 22 Old 02-28-2014, 04:11 AM
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Lol, why is everyone assumes bigger rims equate to gaudy and blingy?? There are many luxury cars running on larger wheels that sit at stock suspension levels that look very classy. I agree too much chrome will make any wheel in any size look gaudy and blingy but ppl there are sooo many wheel choices on the market today that make many cars look like the left the factories and dealerships that way.
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post #20 of 22 Old 02-28-2014, 11:08 AM
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Im really thinking about getting a set of these new Niche Essen Wheels. Any opinions or can someone photo shop them? The only downside is they do not make the correct offset in a 20... closest is a 20x9 et 38, roughly 5mm would more than likely need to be shaved off the back pad of the wheel to make it a 42, even at that the car would have to be lowered and have a little camber to clear.


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