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new tires on slk350 r172

Will be getting new tires on my slk350 r172 and was wondering if any one has 265/35/18 on stock rims on the rear and 245/40/18 on the front.
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max recommended by the manufacturer which is the 255/35ZR18 94Y for the rear


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After searching on the web this past weekend I will be going with 235/40/18 for the front and 255/35/18 for the rear, I wanted go wider but not have the tires stick out, the look on this car is great as is.
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This may be interesting, look at the Mercedes-Benz SLK section for what Continental recommend for your model car.
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Great info, thanks
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[QUOTE=AMG-UFO;2725138]...and for a completely contrary point of view:

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Unless your objective is primarily cosmetic, going with larger/wider wheels may wind up delivering poorer performance than your stock set-up.

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