C250 Tyres

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inasnt
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C250 Tyres

Post by inasnt » Sun 22 Oct, 2017 3:30 pm

In need of some new tyres approaching 40,000km.

What are options are there besides the Continentals?

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Ivanerrol
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Re: C250 Tyres

Post by Ivanerrol » Sun 22 Oct, 2017 4:09 pm

Depends what you want from your tyres.

As John Cadogan puts it. All the big names make good tyres. Just stay away from the cheapies.

Michelin make very quiet or sporty tyres and depends how much you pay for them.

I run all Continentals on my cars. But have run Michelin's,Yokohama's and Kenda's.

I don't like Pirelli's or Bridgestone's but that may have been the particular tread pattern on those particular tyres at the time.

If you have a newer 250 without a full size spare you need to run SSR's - buy good ones.

You will need to stipulate whether you need comfort tyres or Sporty ones for a more guided recommendation.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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Re: C250 Tyres

Post by inasnt » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 1:03 pm

Ended up replacing with the factory Conti's, $1515 with wheel alignment...

Such a difference to driving quality. Was a new C200 there getting replacement tyres also and was complaining about only getting 30,000km out of he's set. Said need to have wheel alignment done 5,000km after new car pickup and then every year to try preserve its life.

Heard about some A45 AMG's only getting 15,000km from their conti's...

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Re: C250 Tyres

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 20 Nov, 2017 6:59 pm

My W204 C280 needed new tyres at 40,000K's.
The P.O. paid for them before I bought the car.
Staggered wheels - 225/45-17's at the front, 235/40-17's at the rear. Continental Sports Contact 5's. An excellent tyre.

I have the receipt. The P.O. paid $900.00 for those at Bob Jane. Included balancing.
He didn't have the wheel alignment. I have wheel alignments done at the Continental tyre agent in Chifley Drive Preston - $45.00

Hope you didn't overpay :whistle:

Normally I buy second hand tyres from either the Tyre place in Sandringham or over at Sunshine.
Both of these places have deals with stealerships. The tyre place in Sandringham gets tyres off new BMW's.
Or people with brand new cars drive into the tyre stealership and want the 16 inch wheels and tyres changed for 19 or 20 inch stuff :Doh:

The tyres on my W210 are Continental Contact 3 CCS Runflats 225/55-16. They came off a new BMW. Cost me $450.00 for the set.

Ivanerrol is a tightarse always looking for the bargain.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
W210 - E240
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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