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Drummo
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Tyres

Post by 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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pastelgrey300D
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Re: Tyres

Post by 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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Mickey
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Re: Tyres

Post by 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.

Drummo
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Re: Tyres

Post by 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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Drummo
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Re: Tyres

Post by 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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Starman
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Re: Tyres

Post by 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

Post by 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

Drummo
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Re: Tyres

Post by Drummo » Fri 25 Aug, 2017 10:52 pm

Ok for anyone looking in future, I replaced the Conti SportContact 2 (OEM) with Conti SportContact 5 SUV MO. I got 48,000km's out of the original set of tyres (and could have easily stretched that to 50,000 km's) over 6 years, so figured why change manufacturers? I only changed tyres now because I need a pink slip. As a mechanic commented, you won't get 50,000 km's out of many sets of tyres on a heavy SUV. Being an "MO" version (Mercedes Only) my Mechanic pointed out the tyre was designed for the car, so why pick another tyre? I managed to get a local Conti supplier to match Tempe Tyres price of $370. Tempe's tyres were out of the Czech Republic so I preferred to get a version specifically made for our roads.

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Re: Tyres

Post by Ivanerrol » Sat 26 Aug, 2017 12:03 am

I have a set of Conti Contact Sport 5's.
They are on my W204. Temporarily relocated to the w210.
I.M.H.O. very impressive tyres.

The tyres from my W210 are Conti Contact 2 run flats (currently swapped to the W204) - also impressive but not as good as the Contact Sport 5's
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