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frmg0014

Wheels fit all?

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Are wheels from different year fortwos interchangeable? I'm interested in a set for sale and it is from a 2009 Fortwo. The seller insists that the wheels will not fit a 2006 Smart Fortwo CDI. I always thought they were all the same except for the slightly wider front tires of the newer models???

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The offsets are different than the 450....it may be possible to use them though, I think Huronlad for one has some information about this. Send him a message.

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The fronts swap between the 450 and 451 with no issue, offset are the same. There is just not as much room to put wider tires under the front of a 450, sticking with OE sizes(145 or 155) will be no issue. Putting 451 rears on the 450 will have the outer edge of the tire closer to the inner fender but by all accounts there is no issue as long as you stick with the 175 tire.

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ok sounds good. If there are no fitment issues then I'm going for the set. Thanks for the help :icon_smile:

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I've seen the 451 rims rub the rear shocks when put on the 450.

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Indeed if you are putting 451 rear wheels on a 450 you need a spacer to get as close to the -1 offset as possible.

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Anyone know a good place to get a set of spacers for the rear? And I'm guessing 5mm should be enough to avoid any fitment issues?

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You do not need or want spacers for this application. Eibach makes spacers for the smart.

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Yes they fit, with no issues. That's 450 rims and tires to 451.

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