2003 CLK200 K standard rims

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  1. grober

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    I have a friend with a 2003 CLK200 kompressor. the tyre sizes on his standard rims are 205/55ZR16 front and 225/50ZR16 rear.
    He is thinking of putting 205/55VR16 WINTER TYRES on all round.
    I said that I thought that would be OK since rolling diameter differs only by 1mm. see http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html :)
    However I would be happier if I knew the standard rim widths front and back. are they both the same or are the rear wheels wider??. :confused: N.B.These are standard rim widths. maybe the handbook would tell you Thanks
     
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  2. Chris Murray

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    They are likely to be 16x7 and 16x8. Your handbook has good information on the permissible tyre sizes, but I can tell you now that it is absolutely fine to fit the 205/55R16 as a winter tyre all round.
     
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    WINTER TYRES and Rim Size

    Thanks for the info. :D Confirms my suspicions and I have advised my friend to consult her handbook. There's quite a difference in cost between 205/55R16 94V XL at £72.30 and 225/50R16 96V XL at £118.70 for Nokian WR's at www.mytyres.co.uk :eek: By the way these 225/50R16 Nokian WR's were the only V rated winter tyre I could find quickly in that size. :confused: I run these Nokian WR's myself and they help a lot inwinter motoring :bannana:
     
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  4. Chris Murray

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    Sounds about right. Lots of winter tyres are only H rated..
     

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