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I've noticed that my tires on the back wheels were pretty much gone - so I've decided to get some new ones along with the new wheels.
Got myself Sport Edition ST4 Bright Satin w/Machined Lip wheels from TireRack and Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 tires - 255/35ZR19 for the fronts and 285/30ZR19 for the rears.

Including a few pics for you to check it out

PS What tire pressure would you recommend? Would 31 PSI for the fronts and 34 PSI for the rears will be to low?
 

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The satin finish looks great against the blue.
I've got an 03 SL55 that has AMG 19's. The owners manual recommends 35/36 psi F/R for summer tire 'normal' loads (but didn't include 19's. only 18's.) I've got the same Hankooks that you bought. Wheel alignment is crucial for wide tread tires.
 

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The satin finish looks great against the blue.
I've got an 03 SL55 that has AMG 19's. The owners manual recommends 35/36 psi F/R for summer tire 'normal' loads (but didn't include 19's. only 18's.) I've got the same Hankooks that you bought. Wheel alignment is crucial for wide tread tires.
So I guess you would be the right person to ask: "How do you like those Hankooks?". I was little scared to get those expensive, but cheapest on the list tires. But on other hand I live in all year long summer state, so I wasn't interested in all-season tire and I do most of my driving local so I thought those tires should be fine. So far i put a few miles on them and they seem to be very good and quiet - no concerns so far.
 

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ST4 rims SL65 look

where can I buy these rims today?
look very good and have the wider rears for a 255 on the front and a 285 on the rear.
exactly what I'm looking for
 

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Nice wheels and tires.

You asked about tire pressure: for what it's worth, try 32 psi front and rear. If the car feels good and responsive, leave the pressure at 32. Adjust to your preferences. Watch tread wear; increase or decrease pressure if excessive wear patterns emerge over time.

Thanks for the pix. Good luck.
 

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I run 32 front, 35 rear and am pretty happy with the ride with the 19's.
 

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I've got 19" Pilot Super Sports, which seem to get edge wear if I run less than 40 PSI, so that is what I run. Could be the track day i spent on them...
 

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I run my CL500 and SL500 at 32ib all round and have done so for 10 years.

I had my 19" SL wheels




 

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Just noticed in your car lineup you have a 2002 AND a 2009 SL500. Curious to know why?
I had the 2002 SL for 8 years and loved it. My wife became to ill with Parkinson's and I could not get her in it, at the time I had a 140 coupe that we used the most. I then bought the 216 CL500 and a member on another forum wanted my 140, so that went. As the 230 was hardly used another member wanted that one, so that was sold. My wife passed away and I bought the 2009 230, strange I could not just get on with it, it did not offer the same comfort as my 2002 one, sure it was quicker. My 2002 SL was offered back to me as the guys family increased and I bought it back. I ran the 3 cars until July and another member wanted to buy the 2009 SL, so that went and I am back to 2 cars again. I have now moved house and I can get more cars in this one as very large garage and double doors to more car space.
 

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I have now moved house and I can get more cars in this one as very large garage and double doors to more car space.
Now I'm even more jealous. I just moved as well and went from an oversize garage to none.
So either I have to get to building, and quick, or de-accessioning some cars :(
 

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I have the AMG wheels just like that with a gun metal interior and polished lip. I love them. I've also had Hankook Ventus V12 on an E550, S550 and SL55. I have no problem with them and would recommend them to anyone. I have had other tires over the years and some have worn longer and shorter. I like the Hankook for their performance, noise level as well as the value for money. Car looks great!
 
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