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Due to inner wear I need new rear tyres.

Current size is 275/40 (18 inch), which is apparently an old size and as such, very expensive (here in Australia, anyway).

Is it okay to fit 285/30 tyres?
 

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Try this calculator, it throws up different combos and percentage variations.
https://tiresize.com/calculator/

These all came in fairly close to or offering the same rolling circumference, table on site is much better as it also offers tabs for rim sizes also.
215/50R18 -0.7% 26.5" 8.5" 18 x 6-7.5"
245/45R18 Equal 26.7" 9.6" 18 x 7.5-9"
275/40R18 Equal 26.7" 10.8" 18 x 9-11"
315/35R18 Equal 26.7" 12.4" 18 x 10.5-12.5"
225/50R18 +0.7% 26.9" 8.9" 18 x 6-8"
 

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You will get esp and abs errors running different diameter tires that are too far off front and rear !

Use 245/45 all around or 265/40 if 275/40 is too expensive . 285/30 is way off .
 

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NO
He just gave you the chart above , a 35 series tire would have to be 315’mm width , which would require a wider wheel
 

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/\ /\ /\ My sentiments entirely ;)

And IIRC 285's hit the Rear Wheel Arches at full bump, especially with the Normal AMG Staggered Wheel offsets ;)

That is why MB did an option on the AMG Cars (Datacard) for Widened / Modified Wheelarches or similar wording ;)
 

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275 / 40 X 18 Rear, 245 / 45 X 18 Front on Staggered S55 AMG Rims they were just about to get Clear Coated in this pic, look amazing on the Car now ...........

 

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I have no Idea as I bought them about 2 years ago.

Current Price for Pirelli Run Flats is £160 each (cost to me as a verified Trade Account holder), then add workshop mark up, fitting, balancing and tyre disposal on to that.
 

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lol if 275 40 is too expensive for you , get 265 40. Amg itself also used this 265 40 size on some cars
 

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lol, I Don't use Runflats, like I said I bought them 2 years ago, my Car has Avon ZV7's on it, very good in all the surface water we get up here !!

That was just a very good price for the Pirelli's that I looked up for you to give you an idea of cost from my UK supplier.

As far as 265 / 40 goes we've been here before, AMG has different Version Codings for the slightly different size, easy enough to do if one owns SDS, and yes I do know that most Cars drive OK, but you are reducing the effective capability of things like ABS and Traction systems, as well as making a difference to your Cars gearshift points, torque outputs etc, for example the very first 4 lines of coding in the ME ECU relates to Tyre Sizes as well as Trans Controller ESP ABS etc.

Mercedes spent millions developing these systems, and then along comes an owner who knows better and jockeys around with Tyre Sizes not really having a clue what is actually affected on his Car :(
It's a Mercedes, it is supposed to drive better than OK :rolleyes:

So we are obviously never gonna agree on that one ;)
 

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An S500 AMG? Was there such a thing? A digit too many there is the giveaway! It's either a S500 or a S55 AMG sorry 😛 Sounds like a S500 to me with AMG kit or badging which is not an AMG car
 

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Lots of S500 were sold by Mercedes with an AMG option: bodywork, staggered wheels.

It was a factory option. Came off the assembly line in Sindelfingen with that kit installed.

There IS such a thing.
 

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My 2002 S500 has the same size tires Dave talked about, I got Continentals DWS Extreme Contact, were about $1000 US dollars for all four. The wheels are AMG and the car is not; it has a regular engine without the nameplate of the builder. However when I got brakes I bought pads, discs, etc on Amazon for a regular S500 and they were the wrong brakes. So I called a dealership and asked for brake parts part numbers and they asked for my VIN, and came back to say my car has AMG brakes. All different part numbers for the brake parts and when the brake parts arrived they are definitely different. So, apparently I have an S500 that was ordered with AMG ground effects package and AMG staggered wheels and AMG brakes. It really is a very nice car. And those tires I have had on there 2 years and about 7000 miles, and they are still like new. No visible treadwear yet.
 

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An S500 AMG? Was there such a thing? A digit too many there is the giveaway! It's either a S500 or a S55 AMG sorry 😛 Sounds like a S500 to me with AMG kit or badging which is not an AMG car
Yes there IS such a thing as a S500 with AMG Package!!
 

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An S500 AMG? Was there such a thing? A digit too many there is the giveaway! It's either a S500 or a S55 AMG sorry 😛 Sounds like a S500 to me with AMG kit or badging which is not an AMG car
Well, an "S500 AMG", no. However, since there was indeed an "AMG Sport Appearance Package" for S430's, S500's, and S600's (our '03 S430 and '03 S600 do have that package), which includes among other things the AMG wheels, the AMG tire/tyre size rules do apply. I took the above posts as referring to S500's with the AMG Sport Package.
 
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