amg tyre size help

johnny4

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just a quick one was in my local garage for a m.o.t and he was looking at tyres and said the tyres on my clk (209) or the wrong size ( i want a better ride if thats possible ) or is just trying it on and trying to sell me some tyres:p

amg 4 spoke 18"

front 225 35 18
back 225 40 18

thanks

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CLS55 AMG '05
If you have staggered set-up then they should be

225 40 18 fronts
255 35 18 rears

If they are the same width rims front and rear then

225 40 18
 

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The set up above will give you a better ride with staggered wheels
 
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cheers for that

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so if they or the same width rims you say fit 225/40/18 on all 4 rims is best just the tyre garage ive been two or not vary helpfull if your not buying tyres and just want advice

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If it was me, I wouldn't worry about it until the fronts have worn out, then change them for the 225/40 size as recommended.

As far as the MOT is concerned, it's fine to have different sized tyres from front to back so long as the smaller is at the front, which it is in your case.

I'd use a different MOT station if they are refusing to pass it because of the tyres.
 
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ben no it has passed mot fine just trying to get a better ride and if its the case of putting 225/40/18 on all rims then ill start to finds some than just wait till they or worn

thanks for help

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Ahh, I see...

Then yes, a 225/40 tyre will improve the ride slightly compared to what you have now.

If your existing tyres have decent tread, you could always ebay them to get back some funds. Tyres seem to do quite well on there in my experience.
 
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cheer been dont now why the lad i got car of put 225/40/18 on all 4 rims than just the back

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CLK tires

Does any know if a size larger/wider 265/35/18 and 235/40/18 would work on a W209 CLK? Or is the wheel clearance too tight?
 
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