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Old 04-16-2001, 04:41 PM
jjrodger jjrodger is offline
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I only want the 17 inch AMG wheels for appearances.


Would a wider rear wheel/tyre improve wet weather grip? Even my humble two litre can spin its 7J x 16, 205/55 VR 16 wheels/tyres and slip about a bit when conditions are wet or slimy. I have thought about fitting the 8J x 16 wheels at the rear with 225/50 VR 16 tyres in order to achieve this. The face of the wheel is the same (6 hole/spoke).

Every other Mercedes owner I speak to confirms that the cars can be difficult in the wet and impossible in snow, although I find that mine is better if I keep my foot in and don't back off.
JJ Rodger
1999 SL 500
1993 320 TE
1986 500 SEC
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