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Help what size tyres and new member intro!

Hi new to this so youll have to excuse my ignorance.i have just purchased some 17" oem alloys ,5 x 112 pcd, m12 bolts ,et offset 37, 7.5j width, centre bore 66.6 for a 2002 slk .Can somebody tell me what size tyres to put on please as I am getting so many different opinions from reading forums etc..
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I would start by looking at both the 2002 owners manual and the one for your current model. They should both have specs for the 17" tires.

I have attached the applicable pages for my US Spec 2006 R171.
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Heronliam, my brochure for an '03 R170 lists the 17" tire (or tyre, where you are!) sizes as 225/45R17 front on 7.5" rims and 245/40R17 rear on 8.5" rims. The sizes for both rim and tire/tyre are the same for the R171, though the offsets may differ a little due to different wheel designs.
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Welcome from Madrid .

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Tyre size for rim width - The Brick-yard

The max width for 7.5J is 235 , so you'll probably be best to put all four tyres 225/45/17 ..
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