What 18" rims and tyres would fit a 2005 SL350?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Kourosh, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Kourosh

    Kourosh Member

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    :) Hello all,

    Just put a deposit on a 2005 SL350 in black, which I am hoping to collect in 10 days time or so:bannana:

    The car comes on the standard 17 rims, which I want to change asap to original MB 18 rims, something like the one below:

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    Can someone please tell me what rims (offset, PCD) and tyres would fit? Would the front rims be 8" and rears 9"?

    Finally, can someone please tell me if the correct MB model for this SL is W230 or R230?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mactech

    Mactech Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Check this out first for wheel/tyre fittings

    Then here for info on your model range! :D
     
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    Kourosh

    Kourosh Member

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    Thanks - that is excellent.

    I thought R230 was correct was getting confused with some places calling the model R230:confused:
     
  5. Chris Murray

    Chris Murray Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi
    It's R for Roadster..
    W would be for Wagen (Saloon).
    Some "experts" are lazy in this respect - prefixing all MB model codes with "W" and inserting "J" in wheel sizes... er, no mate.
    Rant over
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    And S is for Station Wagen (estate) :D
     
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