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SLK55 rear tire size

2006 SLK55, can I go to Continental Extreme DW, 255-35-18 on the rear without a problem?
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I run 255s with no problem, as do other guys on the forum, they look better too

I assume you mean on stock rims?
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I also have had 55s on my rears for 7 years on stock rims
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Yes, on the stock rims. I didn't think it would be a problem, but checking with someone that knows is always a good idea. Thanks!
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My 2013 SLK 55 came with 255s and now that I need rear tires I'm thinking about trying 265s. Anybody done that? Only got 8.5 K out of the OE Contisport Contact 5p's. I'll try something else this time.
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I know members that have 265s but not on stock 18s. on 18s, the pigears might rub.

there is a site where you plug in the numbers and it lets you know the rub

this might be it

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Tire-Size-Calculator

http://www.1010tires.com/Tools/Wheel-Offset-Calculator
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OK, Jeff, I'm gonnna go ahead and say it. What are pig ears? I've searched pig ears, googled and all I could find was chewies for dogs. I know the tricks using Piecost and Henway but not Pigears. John
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you did not search too good

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...t-pig-ear.html

it is the 'mud flap' over the rear wheel arch



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Oh THAT pig ear . Yep, should have searched the forum instead of just Google. My car does not have the "pig ear". In reading the link I guess some are OE and some are just accessories huh.
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all are oem. some put regular mudflaps on theirs. yuck


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Yeah, I'd pass on the regular mud flap. The pig ear is not too bad though.
I think a 265 would work on my OEM AMG 18s. Looks to have enough room but I would sure like to hear from someone who has done it on the last gen AMG. The web site that you linked is good. I need to play around with it some more. Thanks again.
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