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Will these tyres fit on 8.5J

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by sonic, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. sonic

    sonic Senior Member

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    I have a set of MB 17" 8.5J wheels with 245/40R17 tyres.

    Can I fit 245/40/R17 tyres as I have been gived a good offer?

    Thanks, Phil.
     
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    Naraic Moderator

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    Really they should be 245/45...but it will not make a huge difference so long as they are the same front and rear. You will probably use more fuel and the speedo and gearing will be different...
     
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    as above. they will fit. its the width thats the main concern
     
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    ...you mean diameter...?
     
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    no the width of the tyre as to whether or not it fits the 8.5j wheel, which, as i read it, is what the OP was wondering, wasnt it?
     
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    No Pete the standard wheel is 8.5...but with a 45 profile tyre...his 40s will be lower than standard...but they're fine on the 8.5s.
     
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    so the query was regarding the tyres fitting the CAR not the WHEELS? my apologies
     
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    Not needed....it was a confusing OP.
     
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    sonic Senior Member

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    Thanks guys.

    The wheels are off my old CLK 7.5J 225/45/R17 front, & 8.5J 245/40R17 rears.

    I want to put winter tyres on them & use them on my wifes SLK200K 2010.

    The handbook lists them as an option, & I have put them on so they do fit.

    I assume the rear of the car will sit 5mm lower, & the gearing will be a bit lower as well?
     
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    No...those sizes are correct for the SLK. But that's not what you asked. Such a confusing first post and a more confusing second one.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    You must learn to read between the lines :rolleyes:;):D
     
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    As opposed to reading the actual posts?
     
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    Read the post, never ;):D
     

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