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Old 10-29-2001, 08:51 PM
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Question Rubber for 85 500 sel

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Would Dayton touring tires 205/70/14 work well on my old
500 sel? The current tire is a GY regatta
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Old 10-30-2001, 07:58 AM
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Your wheels are 14"?
... Kerry

126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.
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Old 10-31-2001, 09:23 AM
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Yes, the old boat has 14" wheels and tires usually last 60K.
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Old 10-31-2001, 10:28 AM
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We got the Yokohama AVS Db for my daughter's '88 420SEL and have been very happy with them; V-rated and exceptionally quiet (e.g., the Db name). About $70 each from Tirerack in the 205/65-15 size. 14" may be even less.
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Old 10-31-2001, 12:41 PM
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Well 205/70/14, I would say you won't be able to find a tire that is performance oriented due to the tall sidewalls. I would focus on more touring characteristics which would suite your 500SEL.

Toyo 800 Ultra ($46 from )
UTOG 700 AB, T-Rate (100k mile warranty (100 day, 3k mile test drive)
Great ride, does the essentials that are needed at a great price.

I don't see many other tires worth spending money after because they won't be able to do anything more really with such tall sidewalls.
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