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Old 05-22-2000, 05:27 PM
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After some thought, I also decided to consider the following combination for my 1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E:

WHEELS: 17" x 7.5J MB EVO II (Polished)
TIRES: Michelin Pilot Sport 215/45YR17

This is opposed to my original thought:

WHEELS: 15" x 7J MB 8-hole Sportline (Polished)
TIRES: Michelin Pilot SX-GT 205/60VR15

Thoughts? Suggestions?


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Old 05-22-2000, 05:37 PM
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I think you will be pleasantly surprised as to the outstanding handling the 17" rims and 45-series tires will have to offer. I originally had 17" AMG rims with 215/45ZR-17 tires on my 1986 2.3-16V. I've since changed to 16" AMG rims (painted Pearl Black to match) with 215/50VR-16 tires. I tell ya, as soon as my wife forgets how much I paid for the painted rims, I'm going to switch back to 17" (not my original AMGs tho' -- they are chrome and I don't like chrome). In summary, I feel you've made a WISE decision to go with the 17-inchers.

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Old 05-23-2000, 01:15 AM
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I agree, 190 looks extremely sharp with Evos.
Here ia a look of what u will be getting!

Happy motoring,
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Old 05-24-2000, 02:56 AM
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Am I the only one who remembers reading a recent Star article about the SLK being offered with 17" EVOII's in the semi-near future. Since the R172 (SLK) uses many W202 (current C-class) parts the offset should be pretty close.

Just an idea....Lee
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Old 05-24-2000, 08:36 AM
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The 2000 SLK Limited has EVOII's.
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