:rb I have a 2000 SLK 230 Sport. It came with AMG 17" rims chromed and Continental front 225/45's and rear 245/40's. The chrome is failing along the rim sides so I have been thinking of getting other rims. The question is can I use a 16" rim (listed for non Sport Package) instead of the 17". Which brand of tire is recommended for the 16" as well as the 17" rim? I don't plan to race the car so I am looking for a good road tire. Also, I have noticed the left rear has more wear than the right rear. Which rear is the "drive wheel"?