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Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Stevetaxi, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Stevetaxi

    Stevetaxi Senior Member

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    kerbed my N/S front wheel and found id damaged that tyre then found a rear is also damaged

    are all w212 E class the same "J" rating/size as ill need a wheel or refurb...

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    245/40 x 18 front Y rating

    265/35 x 18 rears Y rating

    14 plate E250 AMG sport 2.2ltr 2015 bhp
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Nope! Your fronts are 8.5J (ET 48)and rears 9.0J. (ET54)
    You can’t swop them over sorry
     
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    Stevetaxi

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    brilliant

    will fronts/rears actually fit tho?

    id rather have same all round
     
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    AMGeed Senior Member

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    If you want the same all round you'll need 8.5Jx18 rims and 245x40x18 tyres. The 265x35 won't fit the fronts, nor will the 9J rims.
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Sorry Steve, as above ( been busy so couldn’t reply quickly enough!)
    If you go the full 245 40 18 route I have 4 x excellent Dunlop winter tyres for sale / open to offers ...they are 255 40 18 but I’m sure they’ll work for you....
     
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    Stevetaxi

    Stevetaxi Senior Member

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    Going into Mr Tyre for a word, ive used em for 12 years (vans and cars)

    Then a wheel refurb/polish place.

    So i could fit 255 all round with 2 (new) 8.5 j on the rear?

    I dont like odd wheels/tyres or spacesavers
     
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    Yes you could- the 255 40 would also fit on a 9.0J if you wanted to keep with that on the rears- what AM Geed was getting at was you can’t put the 9.0J on the front
    This is a useful tool
    http://www.willtheyfit.com/
    Sounds like your Mr Tyre will sort you out
     
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    Stevetaxi

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    Ill stick as i am for now the rims need a sand and tidy but arent FUBAR and i can look at budget tyres
     
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    Stevetaxi Senior Member

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    hmmmmmmmmm

    Mr Tyre budgets front £66 inc vat Avons £110............ rears £78, upto Avons £136

    Kwik fit add 50%

    Formula one confused with "Mercedes only fitment, are they run flat sir?"
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Tried the usual on line tyre folks? Like Oponeo, Mytyres,Black Circles, etc etc etc?
     
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    i did but oddly some ARE using Mr Tyre... be funny if they sold me cheaper than going direct
     
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    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    They will be using them for fitting, but the tyres these guys source are directly from the manufacturers or central warehouses in Germany Poland, Slovakia etc...
     
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    changing all 4 via Black Circles, the rears were a tad cheaper and i thought - as they offer "nothing topay for 6 months" id bite the bullet

    got mixed on the front Triangle Sportex N/S and Contisport O/s, rears are Pirelli Pzero but 1 is damaged

    i might steer clear of kerbs from now on
     
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    What did you go for?
     
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    To quote 1 forum quote on the subject of tyres........... "a cross between Nantucket Sleighride specials and Honkywonk Ditchfinders"
     
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    why do i need 186mph rated tyres?
     
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    Simple you bought a high performance car not a sleigh.
    If we only bought tyres based on speed ratings and our usage I could probably shoe mine with wheel barrow tyres.
    Foam filled of course.
     
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    You need tyres that are rated at or above the maximum speed of your car.
    I'm sure you don't need the 186mph tyre but happy for someone to correct me.

    The maximum speed limit on a public road in this country is 70mph but don't let that make you think we should only need tyres rated at 70mph. The speed rating is a way to match a tyre to the cars performance as well as it's top speed.
     
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    4 small bits of rubber stand between you and said ditch....might cost you a little more now but....
     
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    Agreed. Buying budget tyres for a taxi doesn't make sense to me either.
    Its not a cheap car, why buy cheap tyres?


    I'd consider a mid price tyre such as Nexen, Hankook or Falken if money is tight. All three are of decent quality compared to a ditchfinder. With respect, Mr Tyres stock or prices are not impressive at all.
     
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