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Canada Winter wheels/Tires for my 2006 R171 SLK55 AMG

Hi all,

Its that time of year again where the local highways mandate winter tires so I was thinking Id try and find a spare set of wheels and buy some new winter rubber to mount them onto.

Can anyone tell me if theres any other Mercedes wheels that are a direct bolt on to the R171 SLK55 AMG? Been browsing the classifieds for a few weeks and have seen loads but none but specific to my model.

Thanks in advance!

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This website is a good guide to what 18" wheels will fit Your R171:
Mercedes SLK Class Alloys (R171) - Alloy Wheels Direct
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Hi all,

Its that time of year again where the local highways mandate winter tires so I was thinking Id try and find a spare set of wheels and buy some new winter rubber to mount them onto.

Can anyone tell me if theres any other Mercedes wheels that are a direct bolt on to the R171 SLK55 AMG? Been browsing the classifieds for a few weeks and have seen loads but none but specific to my model.

Thanks in advance!

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Generally speaking, every 17 or 18" rim from a W203 C-class,W209 CLK or R170 SLK should be a straight bolt on to your R171. Maybe even W202 rims, not 100 % sure.
Check this site https://www.mercedes-benz.de/passeng...en.module.html
It is in German but it lists all by MB approved rim/tyre combinations for almost all MB models.
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Thanks but Im in Canada! Not sure why uk was added to the thread header when it was moved!
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Don't know either - now changed to Canada


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Generally speaking, every 17 or 18" rim from a W203 C-class,W209 CLK or R170 SLK should be a straight bolt on to your R171. Maybe even W202 rims, not 100 % sure.
Check this site https://www.mercedes-benz.de/passeng...en.module.html
It is in German but it lists all by MB approved rim/tyre combinations for almost all MB models.

Not too sure how to navigate the German website but the other info is useful, thanks!!
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you want wheels/rims or tires?

wheels rims as posted above link

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I was just looking to buy a decent, used set of rims off craigslist or something then buy some new winter rubber. Thats why I was ideally looking to find compatible bolt ons 😃
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Not by me BUT probably (maybe?) you've got a UK Cornwall flag as your "country"? Not a problem , just an observations
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Hi all,

Its that time of year again where the local highways mandate winter tires so I was thinking Id try and find a spare set of wheels and buy some new winter rubber to mount them onto.

Can anyone tell me if theres any other Mercedes wheels that are a direct bolt on to the R171 SLK55 AMG? Been browsing the classifieds for a few weeks and have seen loads but none but specific to my model.

Thanks in advance!

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Sorry, I couldn't resist! I did the same thing with a Toyota Tundra in order to have aggressive tires for desert trips and good/quiet road tires for around town. The only thing I didn't see coming was that I also had to purchase TPMS units for the desert tires....a small additional cost. The ease of just swapping wheels immediately made the cost of the extra wheels/tires worth it!
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