stagger wheels but same size tyre?

tony2311

Senior Member
Joined
Nov 5, 2006
Messages
70
Reaction score
0
Your Mercedes
W203/2002/270cdi
Had a new set of tyres fitted yesterday, the fitter notice wheels were different on each size:shock:, Some one must have fitted front wheels on one side and backs on the other, as the fronts are 6.5 and rear are 7.0, it does say on wheel back axle only
Question is why have stagger wheels and same size tyre all round? 225/50/16? thats what website suggest on internet and what i had on the car
 

Attachments

  • 01.jpg
    01.jpg
    102.3 KB · Views: 16

television

Always remembered RIP
Joined
Mar 14, 2005
Messages
164,073
Reaction score
332
Age
86
Location
Daventry
Your Mercedes
2002 SL500, 216 CL500, all fully loaded
On a 203 the rears should have 225-50-16 on 8" rims and 205-55-16 on the front with 7" rims
 

rf065

Senior Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
2,906
Reaction score
356
Location
Grossbritannien
Your Mercedes
SLC300 - C250d Estate 4 Matic & Z900rs
Question is why have stagger wheels and same size tyre all round?

My winter tyres are 225's all round on staggered wheels, only because it is very difficult to source 245 winter tyres for the rear, hardly anyone makes them that size. Maybe someone used them as spare wheels before you got the car?

Russ
 

turbopete

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2009
Messages
14,204
Reaction score
328
Age
46
Location
Spennymoor
Your Mercedes
2010 '60' Ford Mondeo 2.0TDCi Zetec (sorry)
they dont look original to the car anyhow, if those are the wheels and the car in your photo. only model ive seen with those wheels are the 203 coupe
 

Rory

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2005
Messages
4,969
Reaction score
208
Location
Cheshire, UK
Your Mercedes
2005 C270CDi Avantgarde Estate
On a 203 the rears should have 225-50-16 on 8" rims and 205-55-16 on the front with 7" rims

That's exactly, both wheel and tyre size, as on my late 2004 C Class Avantgarde.

Staggered with 6.5J and 7J wheels sounds odd to me. 225 tyres would both wheel widths OK (in fact the online calculators show 8J is too wide for 225's :?: ) but the fronts must look a bit odd.
 

Use the code MERCEDES and get 10% MBO Club Discount, oilman's website:www.opieoils.co.uk

register for news and offers email:sales@opieoils.co.ukphone: 01209 202944
Top Bottom