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Old 09-06-2002, 01:05 PM
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A 225/55 15" is the closest diameter match to your stock size, but may be a bit wide for the factory 7" wide rim? The 205/55 won't be any wider than a 205/60, just a shorter sidewall.

This site lets you play around with tire size effects and get instant answers.

If you want more rubber on the road, and can spend the dollars, get the MB 6 spoke sport wheels in 16" diameter and install 215/50 or 225/50 rubber. It is less than 1% difference in diameter either way, and looks great (see below for my 98 C230 with 205/55 tires, probably 215 0r 225 next time).

2003 Firemist Red/grey leather SL 500
2015 Palladium Silver/black mbtex GLK 350
1987 Smoke Silver/burgundy mbtex 300E Sportline (SOLD)

Click to see 87 300E
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