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i just purchased 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 wheels for my 2002 slk 32 - tire size recommended is 225-40-18 and 255-35-18 - does anyone know if I can go any wider or lower profile? is 255 in the rear wide enough looking to give it a hot look?
 

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That's what I have on my 320 and I am very satisfied with the look. I think if I went any bigger it my look too much like "Pimp My Ride" although my sons, 18 and 21 wish I had gone wild with at least 20's! If I can figure out how to put some pictures on this I'll post them for you or, since I'm in Long Beach, maybe we can get together.
 

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alaskaair - 5/14/2005 7:01 PM

i just purchased 18x8.5 and 18x9.5 wheels for my 2002 slk 32 - tire size recommended is 225-40-18 and 255-35-18 - does anyone know if I can go any wider or lower profile? is 255 in the rear wide enough looking to give it a hot look?
I wanted a little wider/lower profile, also, but I couldn't find anything that kept it near 24.9-25.1 inches. I ended up with the sizes you mentioned on the same size rims.

I wish they were a touch wider b/c it looks like the rims could handle a little wider tire. But they are the proper size for the width rim and will keep your computer & odometer/speedometer happy.

I think I went to Toyo website to calculate tire sizes. Other manufacturers will also have a calculator. Remember, a 255 tire will look slightly wider on a 9.5 rim vs an 8.5, for instance. This is because its sidewall will be pulled out a little. It won't be a huge difference.
 

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hot car! love the color and wheels/tires look hot! glad you sent me the pics - as soon as I can I will email you some pics of my car w/ new wheels/tires. I am in Yorba Linda - by the way, do you know of anyone who would be interested in buying my 17"AMG wheels with tires? they are mint condition and tires have only 17,000 miles on them. Let me know!
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David
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