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Old 10-20-2019, 11:41 AM
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280CE Tire sizes

Hi there,

I am using loreinzer 15 inch rims on my 280ce.

I just put on Pirelli 205/55/r16.

They look very small. I would like to go wider and taller.

What sizes can I go to, please?

225/65/r16?

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Old 10-20-2019, 12:28 PM
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Hi there,

I am using loreinzer 15 inch rims on my 280ce.
I just put on Pirelli 205/55/r16.
They look very small. I would like to go wider and taller.
What sizes can I go to, please?
225/65/r16?

A 16" tire on a 15" wheel may look small because it is flat.
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:58 PM
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205/55/16 should look fine on a w123.

205/55/15 would be VERY SMALL for a w123.

If you have 16 wheels, I would recommend 205/55/16 and 225/50/16.

If you have 15 wheels, 205/65/15 (or 195/65/15). Ive seen some ridiculously large 15 tires stuffed into 107s, but never driven on them. I dont recall the sizes, but I bet a 225/60/15 would not be insane. I dot know if it would rub, but you need to know your offsets.

If you have 14 wheels, 205/70/14 (or 195/70/14). You can go up to 75 profile for a chunkier look. Ive seen 215 and even 225/65/14 too, on a 107, not w123 though.

Know your offsets before going insane with your tires.

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