Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Chris Murray, May 26, 2011.
Yes Volkswagen and a couple more
I cant comment on BMW but ive seen MB wheels on a few VAG cars.
MB and VAG cars are 5/115 stud pattern, BMW is 5/120.
It's the centre bore that causes problems as VAG is 57.1 and MB 66.6
I believe you can buy spigot rings (most VW chavs probably don't bother) to fit the MB wheels to VAG stuff. fitting VAG wheels to MBs is MUCH harder
Yes you can, makes life very easy.
Without Spigots you would get horrific vibrations through the steering as if the wheels weren't balanced
I am new to the forum and already send 2 messages that apparently show nowhere, maybe i'm not doing this properlly.
I want to put winter tires on my car, E 220 Amg.
On the car i have now 245 40 18 and 265 35 18.
Two of my local garages are saying that it's best to put the same tires allaround, the 245 40 1i.
I also looked on the chart on alloywheels and from what i could understand it say's that the 245 fit allround.
I just need to be sure. What do you think?
Can anyone advise please
Currently have 225x40R18 Front and Rear 255x35R18
Can I change the rear to same as fronts or even 235x40 R18
They are supposed to be those sizes
In the handbook MB will have a spec for winter tyres.
Very likely that will be 225/40/18 all round.
In general a narrower tyre will work better in poor conditions anyway.
Note you will probably need a different set of rear rims to go down to a 225 tyre as your existing rear rims will be too wide.
tyres not stocked in malaysia
I read the Forum but seldom have questions...until now. Hope you can help:...
I shipped my 2002 ML320 to Malaysia. Currently they are on Goodyear Wrangler 255/60/R17. I need to replace 2 front tyres but it would appear that these are not available in Malaysia. The 2 rears are like new.
My question is:
Is 235/65/R17 OK as a substitute?
and must I change all 4 or can i change just the 2 fronts?
Just picked up a bargain set of 'standard' MB 18" AMG rims with continental winter tyres in great shape for next winter (£230!).
My 63 plate E350 coupe (C207?) doesn't list 8.5J et48 & 9J et54 as an option although on the German site linked to it is included - but I don't speak German so not clear on the detail.
Given the offsets I'm worried that my great 'deal' might be a lesson in not jumping so quickly!
Any technical advice on whether they will fit? Spacers etc?
They came off a E300 hybrid I now know, unfortunately I can only work on the car in the street so a quick try is not easy...
Should be fine
Try this link www.willtheyfit.com you can input your original rims, and 'overlay' with optional sizes
My wife had an SLK200 R172 and we fitted Winter Wheels.
She now has an SLC 200 AMG.
Is the SLC still an R172 ? Mercedes just seem to list one Winter wheel size.
Are the wheels likely to fit as it seems to have larger brakes ?
Yes its still an R172 as far as I know. The brakes may be bigger as part of the AMG package.
MB tech doc here:
so any of the approved 172 sizes except the 16" by virtue of your AMG pack
The standard wheels and tyres fitted to the E 350 CDi Sport I am looking at (read most likely, going to buy) are 18" AMG Alloys with 235/40 tyres on the front and 255/35's on the back.
Is there a particular reason for fitting these two different sizes outwith more grip for the rears?
Can a full set all the same size be safely fitted?
Lastly, if so, what is the best compromise to use?
I'd much rather have a full matched set if possible to alleviate the problem of what spare to carry. If indeed there is a spare carried at all, as I understand a lot of manufacturers are trying to lighten the load by going without.
Right, I'm still none the wiser on tyre and wheel sizes for the 212 so can someone say if these alloys will fit (details below)? I'll be replacing the tyres for summers so working out the new tyre sizes will be good as well,
18 x 8.5 with 25mm offset
18 x 9.5 with 28mm offset
Nothing in the handbook or inside the fuel flap Matty?
This is what's in the hand book but I don't quite understand how that would equate to the sizes above?
8.5j x 18 ET48
9.0j x 18 ET54
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