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hey, guys,

i need to replace tires very soon, so thinking about swapping on a set of different rims as well (as opposed to stock 225/55/16). i have come across two sets. please advice on whether they both will fit (that's the priority) and which you would prefer, and whether they are genuine. after doing some research, my understanding is that so long as i change both the rims and tires to a match i should be fine. that is exactly why i am changing the stock rims as well.

thanks lots!

1. AMG 18'':255/45ZR/18

2. Brabus style 225/40ZR/18
 

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Both are nice, I personally like the Brabus wheel, not a big fan of chrome wheels as on the AMG wheel. The problem is the tire sizes

225/40/18 is too small on that car + the load rating is also too low, needs to 93 or higher
255/45/18 is too big, will most likely rub and or damage the fenders with the wheels turned and hitting a bump

The proper size tire is a 245/40/18, all around, and if you run staggered set up with wider wheels on the back, you can run a 275/35/18 in the rear.

This was the size that Mercedes used when they put AMG wheels on the R129
 

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thank you! i lean towards amg 18" as well.

where do you guys go putting on these wheels? would a normal tire shop know what they are doing regarding all the specifications like offsets? i have never change a tire myself, hence the questions...

i mean i will try doing it, and getting the proper sizes of rims and tires, but then how do i install them correctly?

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thank you! i lean towards amg 18" as well.

where do you guys go putting on these wheels? would a normal tire shop know what they are doing regarding all the specifications like offsets? i have never changed a tire myself, hence the questions...



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thank you! i lean towards amg 18" as well.

where do you guys go putting on these wheels? would a normal tire shop know what they are doing regarding all the specifications like offsets? i have never change a tire myself, hence the questions...

i mean i will try doing it, and getting the proper sizes of rims and tires, but then how do i install them correctly?

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I would defiantly have a tire shop do it in that case since it is something new for you. I use Discount Tire direct for all my tire needs, they are professional and know what they are talking about, I'm sure you may have one near your area.
There are many factors when installing different wheels and tires that must be observed carefully, or it can become a nightmare, and worse, unsafe.
Using the proper style of lug bolts, the proper length, the wheels have to have the right offset, the tire size needs to be right, torquing the lug bolts properly, etc, etc.
 

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I would defiantly have a tire shop do it in that case since it is something new for you. I use Discount Tire direct for all my tire needs, they are professional and know what they are talking about, I'm sure you may have one near your area.
There are many factors when installing different wheels and tires that must be observed carefully, or it can become a nightmare, and worse, unsafe.
Using the proper style of lug bolts, the proper length, the wheels have to have the right offset, the tire size needs to be right, torquing the lug bolts properly, etc, etc.
checked and it is very far from where i live. any other recommendations of shop in north cal? how about good year or big o tires?


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I would think Goodyear may be the better choice.
 

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I would think Goodyear may be the better choice.
let's say i purchased a set of wheels and tires with specifications. shall i give a printout of these (size, ET, ...) to their technician or there is no such need?


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No need, they should know if it will fit, or not
 

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I have a set of 18 inch AMG for sale

With tires, minimal scratches on two of the rims. Tires have 40percent, tread left in back, 65 percent left in front. Really nice set. $600 plus shipping.
 
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