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Hi all, anyone running wider tyres on a 453 Brabus Xclusive - specifically 205/45/16 & 225/35/17. Does it cause any issues with the esp/traction control etc?

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Ok, anyone running larger front & rear tyres on any model of 453?
Try contacting smart madness. They are a large NA smart vendor here. They would know. Looks like their running 17” on all 4 corners, with lowering springs. Looks nice.


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Anyone running wider tires on a 453 Brabus Xclusive - specifically 205/45/16 & 225/35/17. Does it cause any issues with the esp/traction control etc?
Instead of the standard 185/50R16 front and 205/45R16 rear tire setup, you could try 195/50R16 front and 215/45R16 rear, on 6Jx16 front rims and 6.5Jx16 rear rims.

Continental 195/50R16 88V

Continental 215/45R16 90V

I wouldn't want my sidewalls any lower than 195/50 and 215/45...and I usually have a lot more sidewall than these two sizes. Lots of sidewall is great for comfort, and for protecting the tires and rims from pothole damage.
 

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I miss quoted my back tires. Their Nitto NT450 NOT 20s. 205\55-15s. Went out deer hunting, baja on the snow covered trail. I guess a 50# sack of sand will make them grab!
Couple 25 pound bags of kitty litter is good. Then you have something to spread under the rear tires for better traction if you get stuck. Won’t always work but sometimes helps.
 

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@AndZ..those were great wheels on the roadster, as the 3 spokes were option extras, I got them as well. My roadster soft top which was a brilliant drivers car, was in yellow, but it had to be sold on due to excessive rain water leaks from just about everywhere, roof, doors, front bulkhead, door mirrors and speakers and boot (damp cabins was the achilles heel of the roadster, you were lucky if you got a dry one), I then moved onto the 451 Cdi and now have 453 Fortwo cabrio which is bone dry ;)

I am also considering bigger wheels on my 453 Cabrio, as this winter my back end has twice skidded out from under me coming out of wet roundabouts (anti-skid did not kick in). I definitely need more road traction with wider tyres. Mine is a Passion with 165s front and 185s rear, so thinking of putting the 185s on front and buying 205s for the rear.
Former roadster....
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Now have 453 Cabrio...
 
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