C350 cdi winter tyres

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Michael111, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Michael111

    Michael111 New Member

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    Hi
    Picking up my 10 plate C350 CDI up on Tuesday. Has anyone any ideas of where I can get some winter tyres, sizes

    Front: 225/40Y18 | Rear: 255/35Y18

    The ones I seem to have found are about £200 a corner I did not want to run to that!
    Thanks in advance.

    Michael.
     
  2. snoop51

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    Mercedes AMG BMW alloy wheels & tyres, UK wheel alloys will do winter tyres for your car. I bought a set of 17" alloys with winter tyres fitted last year about £1500 all in. I could have bought just tyres but prefer the idea of a little more sidewall in winter. If I could have got hold of them I would have dropped down to 16" but they couldn't get hold of any at the time.

    KUMHO KW27 I`zen
    front: 225/40R18 92V XL £124
    rear: 255/35R18 94V XL £150
    Total: £547


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    HANKOOK W300 ICEBEAR
    front:
    225/40R18 92V XL £149
    rear:
    255/35R18 94V XL £220
    Total:
    £737
     
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    For your car

    qty description RRP % disc net total vat total
    4 X Mercedes Benz Alloy Wheel 7.5x17 ET47 10 Spoke MERA20440180029765 £194.04ea 10 £698.54 £139.71
    4 X VREDESTEIN Wintrac xtreme 225/45R17 94H XL TYR40288 £114.04ea £456.16 £91.23
    4 X Standard Fit & Balance STANDFITBAL £7.50ea £30.00 £6.00
    1 Please select country from top of page £1184.70 £236.94

    grand total £1421.64
     
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    I'm toying with this myself (collect next weekend) and can see from the MB website that you can spec a C350 Elegance with 16" alloys.

    So the right combination would be a set of 16" steel rims with winters on. This should be a lot cheaper as well however I am not even sure where to start looking for steel wheels.
     
  5. st13phil

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    Not sure where you'll find an appropriate set of steel wheels, but after much vacillating I decided that 16's are the way to go on my W212 this winter. The indecision was fueled by MB offering a set of 17's with Pirelli SottoZero tyres for just under £1400, which was marginally cheaper than a set of 16" alloys and Conti TS830P's. In the end, the £200+ per cover replacement cost for the 17's vs circa £125 per cover for the 16's was the deciding factor.

    By a bit of negotiation and a bit of good fortune I managed to get the whole lot (including genuine MB alloys) for slightly less that the MB winter offer, so I'm feeling quite pleased with myself :)

    Bring on the white stuff :thumb:
     
  6. Red C220

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    OP - if your C350 is a sport model (I'm guessing it is as it runs 18" wheels) I'm not sure you'll get 16" rims over the brakes.

    A used set of 17" rims with new winter tyres would make sense if you intend to keep the car.
     
  7. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Enthusiast

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    Just a thought


    Would you have to inform your insurance?

    I did changing from 16" to 18" on my E class.

    Also while the winter tyres are a good idea for sure, if everyone ahead of you is stuck and slipping your not actually any better off? Now if it was mandatory to all have them for the winter months that's different.

    If you go ahead I would rather have another complete set you can just chane yourself.
     
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    You should inform your insurance if you change the wheels and tyres as it is classed as modification i believe. As long as the wheels are MO parts they are usually just altering the insurance certificate, like Privilige did for me last year. If you are changing the tyres on your original wheels then I wouldn't have thought it necessary to inform them.
    My change of wheels & tyres cost me nothing on my insurance, just a hefty sum to buy them in the first place.:)
     

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