Date registered: Mar 2005
Vehicle: '01-E320 & 02-ST2
Location: John 15:18-19
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You have a package of some kind, I presume? The base car came with 17s and you have staggered 18s?
If that's the case then you are running 245/40-18 in the front and 265/35-18 in the rear.
Are you going to go with 18" wheels or 17s? If you're looking for comfort in your ride and all you have is an appearance package then I'd go with 17s. 17x8 would be a good fit and you'd use the 245/45-17 size. Double check for clearance at the caliper, of course.
If you want to stay with 18s, then you'd use the front tire size all around, 245/40-18.
There are lots of great aftermarket wheels out there as well, just work with a good vendor to get a quality set. I'd recommend Tire Rack as a place to start your search, for a couple of reasons. One, they don't sell junk, and two, once you've input your car into their search, it won't return stuff that doesn't fit. You can pick rims and see how they'd look on your car, too. All good stuff. And if you buy from them they will ship them to you, mounted and balanced, with lug bolts, etc. All you need to do is bolt them on...paying attention to directional arrows if those apply to the tires you buy. Then you don't even have to pay a shop to mount them for you. Alternatively, you can use Tire Rack to find what you want and then shop elsewhere for the wheel brand(s) you choose, since you know those will be okay.
Hope that helps, good luck.
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