W203 AMG snow tyre size

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  1. lynall

    lynall MB Enthusiast

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    Hi long time no post!

    Question ref wifes w203 amg alloys tyre size 245/40/17 i cannot get snow tyres in that size nearest i can get is 235/45/17 which is a difference of 2.41%.

    All the sites say if i keep the difference ti undr 3% all should be fine.

    Is anyone running the 235 size and if so any problems, not worried about slight speedo difference just can the car tell the difference?



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    I'm running 225/45 17 on the rear (same fitment as front) without problems.

    Your manual states (if same as mine) running non-staggered is an option.

    I was concerned about fitting 225mm tyres on an 8.5" rim but they're fine.
     
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    lynall

    lynall MB Enthusiast

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    Bobby thanks that's great news 235s it is.
    Tyre man can't get 225/45 quick enough but has 235/45 on the shelf.



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    lynall

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    Wife reports tyres are excellent she can tell the difference over manhole covers greasy roads etc
    So fingers crossed for when bad weather returns.
    Nokian WRg2 236/45/17

    Lynall
     
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