Tyres 1989 300SEL

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jas-300-sel
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Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by jas-300-sel » Mon 11 Sep, 2017 12:40 pm

Hi Guys, looking for input on new tyres for my 300SEL - I have the 7Jx15H2 ET25 rims that currently I am running Michelin Energy tyres that were on the car when I bought it 2 years ago, my mechanic has advised that they're probably going a little hard and there's some very small cracks starting to come through, he said nothing to be alarmed about but replace them sooner rather than later.

So any suggestions on a replacement tyre?

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Jas
'89 300 SEL

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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by ngruzevs » Tue 12 Sep, 2017 7:06 am

Standard tyre size when new was 205/65R15. There still seems to be plenty of choose for this size (as opposed to Generation 1 size 205/70R14). Tyre choice will get down to personal preference.
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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by jas-300-sel » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 10:25 am

Thanks, I'll probably just replace them with the same Michelin tyre that's on there but just wondering of anyone else is running a Continental or Pirelli that's better?

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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 11:37 am

If you want to spend a few more dollars and have a very quiet ride Michelin Primacy 3 ST's are very good.

Continental Contacts are very good particularly the Contact Sport 5's.

You don't need run flats on that car.
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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by babington » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 12:39 pm

I agree with the above comment - Continental Contacts are very good particularly the Contact Sport 5's.

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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by bahnstormer109 » Wed 13 Sep, 2017 2:09 pm

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Re: Tyres 1989 300SEL

Post by jas-300-sel » Thu 14 Sep, 2017 2:26 pm

Thanks fellas.

Jas
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