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I just picked up a set of 18" wheels off of a 06 SL that I am going to put on my 92. Its amazing that the rims still are able to mount. I need to locate some 245/40/18's for the wheels. How do the larger 18's ride on the 129? I got them for such a good price that I couldnt pass them up.
 

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I just picked up a set of 18" wheels off of a 06 SL that I am going to put on my 92. Its amazing that the rims still are able to mount. I need to locate some 245/40/18's for the wheels. How do the larger 18's ride on the 129? I got them for such a good price that I couldnt pass them up.
Ever body do run staggered ...lol...
Front : 245-40-18
Rear : 275-35-18.....that is mine...:thumbsup:
 

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Silarrow:
Did you have to switch lugs? The guy i got the rims from gave me the set that came with the wheels, or should I stay with the stock lugs?
 

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Silarrow:
Did you have to switch lugs? The guy i got the rims from gave me the set that came with the wheels, or should I stay with the stock lugs?
No, should stay with lugs came with will fit good ...
FYI : Rule of thumb : Lug measurement from the back of rim 3/4" is correct , too long will push your e-brakes and won't turns.
 

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I had to fit shorter lugs on my 18 x 81/2 the originals were too long. The most important thing to remember is to keep a set of old lugs in the trunk if you intend using the original spare as a flat tyre replacement.
 

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I have 255 upfront and 285 rear. Ride is smooth, handles like a slot car, even when it's raining! They have to go to the shorter lugs becauses the originals will tear up your calipers.
 

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I have 255 upfront and 285 rear. Ride is smooth, handles like a slot car, even when it's raining! They have to go to the shorter lugs becauses the originals will tear up your calipers.
Fred, do you get any rubbing issues, front or rear with the width of those tyres?

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Fred, do you get any rubbing issues, front or rear with the width of those tyres?

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You have to take it easy on the turnabouts, but I really haven't had an issue. The tolerances are rather close...Perhaps 245 to the front and 275 could have made it better. I am NOT using spacers.
 

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Many thanks Sir:)

I have 255 (F) and 285 (R), ready to go but the 255 are almost worn. I already have 245 to replace them.

Is it the fronts/rears or both you have to watch on roundabouts?:confused:

Was thinking of spacers for the rears.

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I have 18s and 265/35s and I have had a lot of rubbing issues to the point of having to roll the fender wells in. My car sits very low though due to other issues. If you have plenty of clearance you will be ok. Ken suggested I put narrower tires on the front which the next set will be narrower on the front. And it rides like a wagon with steel wheels
 

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ride is firm. i had two staggered sets. AMG OEM and wider Carlsson. Type of tire makes more difference than the wheels.
Anils: It would be the fronts that you have to be leary of. The hard turns to the inner wall of the front wheels may rub, but typically for me, I do not have that problem. I am running Pirelli Rosso Pzero' all around...
 

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Very helpful info guys.

I have Conti Sport Contact 3 going on the front (245/40/18) and the existing Pirelli P Zero Rosso on the rear (285/35/18). I'm just waiting for the lug/bolt set to turn up so I can try them on.

I'm hoping to get away with the 285 on the rears :rolleyes:
 

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If I now bought spacers, I'll need a new lug/bolt set as they'll be too short.:(

If they rub, I'll swap the 285s for 275s:rolleyes:
 

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Are 245s up front and 275's in the rear the best size of choice with no rubbing?

I'm looking to purchase some tires for the wheels but don't want them to rub.
 

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Many thanks Sir:)

I have 255 (F) and 285 (R), ready to go but the 255 are almost worn. I already have 245 to replace them.

Is it the fronts/rears or both you have to watch on roundabouts?:confused:

Was thinking of spacers for the rears.

Regards.
You could go with a minimum of spacers on the rear, but the rubbing would be on very tight turns, so I, in retrospect, would have gone with the 245's. If you have them, use them, you won't be disappointed either way!
 

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You could go with a minimum of spacers on the rear, but the rubbing would be on very tight turns, so I, in retrospect, would have gone with the 245's. If you have them, use them, you won't be disappointed either way!
Thanks again for the advice.:thumbsup: Will try these next week, if the lug bolts arrive:rolleyes:
 

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I have OZ 19" rims which i had to run 10mm spacers on the front with 245 35 19, and the rears are 285 30 19, the car handles like a dream and its very very solid. I also have the chrome amg 18", which are running 235 45 18 on the front and 275 40 18 on the rear but to tell you the truth, the 19's are much more solid and no rubbing whatso ever yet to this day.
and yes shorter bolts are required for the rear with the oz rims.
 

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I have 18s and 265/35s and I have had a lot of rubbing issues to the point of having to roll the fender wells in. My car sits very low though due to other issues. If you have plenty of clearance you will be ok. Ken suggested I put narrower tires on the front which the next set will be narrower on the front. And it rides like a wagon with steel wheels
Anthony, after seeing your car in person last Saturday when we met I believe most if not all of your front rubbing issues are due to the 265 series tires.

For your front AMG monoblock wheels, I wouldn't go any wider or taller than the factory recommended specifications of 245-40-R18.
 
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