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Just wonder if the SL55 AMG wheels would fit onto a SLK350?

some of you probably knows the size better but they are 18x8.5 18x9.5 30-33et with 255(?) front tires and 285 rear tires..... this is a stock tires combo from factory.

Would they fit on a SLK at all? tires too wide in the rear?
 

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over 265 for rear is too big. I have 19x8.5 19x9.5 and 265 for rear. You can use spacers and cut the fenders for over 265 mm tires I think
 
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265 is really pushing it 255 is all the car can comfortably accommodate without the rubbing risk.

285 is a no no they simply wont fit
 

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max I've been able to get to without rubbing is 265 in both 18 and 19inch rims.

I've been wondering if I can squeeze 275 in somehow. 285 is definitely a nono.

Has anyone tried 275?
 

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Thanks for the replies. SL55 sure has large tires at the back huh.

I assume maybe I can put some 225 in the front and 255 at the back. I would really love the 8.5 and 9.5 width.
 

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9.5 width

you can go wider. I've put on both 10s for 18 and 19 in the rear and no rubbing.

I'm very curious why some of you are running 255 instead of 265. I've yet to experience rubbing with 19x10 265/30 Rear or 18x10 265/35 Rear.
 

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i have 265 rear's and they aer strecthed, and i do get minimal buffing, but only when i am flying and hit a bump hard, normal driving is fine.
9.5" is perfectly fine, i have 10" rear. it is all to do with your tyre choice
 

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you can go wider. I've put on both 10s for 18 and 19 in the rear and no rubbing.

I'm very curious why some of you are running 255 instead of 265. I've yet to experience rubbing with 19x10 265/30 Rear or 18x10 265/35 Rear.
I think people are running the 255's in 18" form. 255/35/18. Cheaper than 265/35 and more accurate speedo.
19's usually get 265/30
 

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I have 10" wide tires on 265mm rear tires, no rubbing at all. fyi
 

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I have 10" wide tires on 265mm rear tires, no rubbing at all. fyi
how do you get no rubbing Ynot? i have spacers on the rear and i still get rubbing if i hit an extreme bump. hmmm maybe its my tyre walls are wrong shape, i have dunlop sport, which i bought on purpose due to the tyre wall being good.
 

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how do you get no rubbing Ynot? i have spacers on the rear and i still get rubbing if i hit an extreme bump. hmmm maybe its my tyre walls are wrong shape, i have dunlop sport, which i bought on purpose due to the tyre wall being good.
I don't have spacers, my DCR's are custom made to fit my SLK. I have Nitto's NT555 which are known to have thinner sidewalls then the other brands. I had rubbing issues when I first got it b/c the offset's were wrong, send it back and had it adjusted, never scratched once since. I'm planning to replace my Nitto's with Goodyear's when they get balded but that might be awhile since I don't drive the SLK much, we'll see if it'll rub then.
 

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try a different tire

on the 19x10 with 265/30 I had slight rubbing on major bumps with Michelin Pilot Sports. I switched to Goodyears GSD3 and no Rubbing at all.
 

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that will be my prob then, simply the tyre walls...
i will switch to the goodyears next time, do away with any buffing that happens.
 
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