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R171 SLK 55 AMG Tire Size

I just checked today that on my 2007 SLK 55 AMG I bought used, the owner put 245/35/18 tires at the front while the stock front tires should be 225/40/18.

They are 20mm wider up front but that probably isn't too much of a worry.

However, the 245/35/18 tires make the front end about 1/8" (4.25mm) lower than spec.
Is it something I should worried about? The rear tires are the correct spec. size of 245/35/18 though. Thanks.
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i would put 225s back on the front and save the 245s as spare rears. i have 255 on my rear and you probably could go up to 265


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Sounds like a good plan, I guess narrower front tires would be better for handling.
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So 225 / 40 / 18 front and 265/ 35 / 18 rears on a 05 SLK 55 AMG will work ?


Need to know before I get them.


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Yes keep front as standard the AMG is low enough at the front , The rears I have 255's with no problem & will be going up to 265 for the next set.


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Sorry to revive an old thread, but are there any rubbing issues with running 245/35r18 up front?
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Sorry to revive an old thread, but are there any rubbing issues with running 245/35r18 up front?
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