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Old 08-06-2021, 04:47 AM
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2021 quietest tires

Looking to improve the comfort on my w124 wagon.

Its currently riding on 225/50/17 and i am thinking of either getting 16" rims with 215/55/16.

What would be the quietest and most comfortable tire in either category. Dont care about winter at all or tread life. Just the quietest ride possible.

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Old 08-09-2021, 01:02 AM
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so in 205/65/15 it looks like the only two options (for quiet and comfort) are

bridgestone turaza quiettrack

or

michelin defenders.


The other option is "downgrading" to 195/65/15 ...but in that size i can get

Michelin Primacys or Premiers..


Would it be better to do the 205 with the noiser tires or 195 with the quieter tires?


Thanks.
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Old 08-11-2021, 11:02 AM
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Michelin and Continental for me.....better tires = better/quieter ride, longer effective wear life.
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so in 205/65/15 it looks like the only two options (for quiet and comfort) are

bridgestone turaza quiettrack

or

michelin defenders.


The other option is "downgrading" to 195/65/15 ...but in that size i can get

Michelin Primacys or Premiers..


Would it be better to do the 205 with the noiser tires or 195 with the quieter tires?


Thanks.
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Old 08-16-2021, 09:44 PM
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im going with the defender t+h. Having that extra flex in the tire will make more a difference than michelin primacy/premier a/s.

Just deciding if i can get away with 205/65 ... or if i have to get 195/65.
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Old 08-18-2021, 06:41 AM
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what I hate all snow tires went with sissy tread.No more singing tires
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:54 AM
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im going with the defender t+h. Having that extra flex in the tire will make more a difference than michelin primacy/premier a/s.

Just deciding if i can get away with 205/65 ... or if i have to get 195/65.
A previous W124 I got came with 205 65 15's, I dont remember any trouble from them but its been a while.
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Old 08-22-2021, 08:47 AM
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The narrower tire will feel more precise on steering and ride better. For best all around performance always go with stock sizes on a Benz.
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:32 AM
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Michelin Premier.
I had 205/65R15s on mine before I changed the wheels to 16s. Now I run 215/55R16s.
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Michelin for me. Iíve been on the 16s


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Old 08-27-2021, 11:14 AM
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my kind of rear tire for snow and gravel
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my kind of rear tire for snow and gravel
I promise you .. you donít want to use that tire in the snow itís garage
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Old 09-01-2021, 02:15 AM
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thanks for all the feedback.

Right now it's riding on bridgestone quiettrack 225/50/17s... from the previous owner and still has a decent amount of tread. I'm actually not minding the ride, but i feel the tire is a bit too wide. I have a set of OEM rims too (15") so I will either do 205/60/15 or 215/50/17 for the next tire purchase.

Any thoughts on T vs H rated tires. I am not going to drive anywhere close to those speeds, but is it safer to get an H rated tire? (i assume V is overkill and will make the ride harsher?)

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