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Tyres

Postby Drummo » Tue 01 Aug, 2017 12:55 am

Any recommendations for new hoops?
I have 20 inch rims. Original tyres are Continental Sportcontact 265/45/20.
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Re: Tyres

Postby pastelgrey300D » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 11:59 am

Can't make recommendations on specific tyres as I don't have an ML, but here's an idea of prices - can recommend Tyroola and have purchased from them before. Most of their tyre prices include free shipping too:

https://www.tyroola.com.au/tyre/265-45- ... &price=0-0

Nearly fell off my chair when I saw the price of those contis though!!! :pale:
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Re: Tyres

Postby Mickey » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 3:33 pm

I just put a set of those Continentals on my car about 4,000km ago. Are they good wearing? I had a mixture of P Zero and Hankook on before, which was really not satisfactory. The Hankooks actually didn't seem too bad.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Drummo » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 7:03 pm

Mickey wrote:I just put a set of those Continentals on my car about 4,000km ago. Are they good wearing? I had a mixture of P Zero and Hankook on before, which was really not satisfactory. The Hankooks actually didn't seem too bad.


Yes I've heard good things about the Hankooks.
The Contis are good wearing. Mine are the original tyres, done 47,000 kms so can't complain about that for a heavy car. They handle well in both wet and dry.
I believe there are only 4 manufacturers that make a 265/45/20 which is why they aren't cheap. I think the bigger size 275/45/20 is cheaper. Just trying to decide if it's worth spending that sort of money or if a healer option exists.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Drummo » Wed 02 Aug, 2017 7:18 pm

pastelgrey300D wrote:Can't make recommendations on specific tyres as I don't have an ML, but here's an idea of prices - can recommend Tyroola and have purchased from them before. Most of their tyre prices include free shipping too:

https://www.tyroola.com.au/tyre/265-45- ... &price=0-0

Nearly fell off my chair when I saw the price of those contis though!!! :pale:



Thnxsvm for the link.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Starman » Thu 03 Aug, 2017 9:09 am

I am running P-zeros and they are very grippy, but also high maintenance. They are very soft and easy to damage, especially at low profiles.
TBH best tyres I ever had on E-class were Contis, simply a fabulous tyre. Second would be Falkens, they were pretty good (and inexpensive) but not as good as Contis. I also tried Toyos on E-class and they just didn't last.
For C-class I could never go past Goodyear Donuts - they just went for ever on my 202.
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Re: Tyres

Postby Djenka018 » Sat 12 Aug, 2017 3:30 pm

For Sydney look up
International Tyre Traders
and
Tempe Tyres

I got good experience with Kumho KU39 and someone else that had KU31's on a 80's Porsche 911
'80 450SLC 3-continental
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