Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help

Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > Mercedes-Benz Tech Information and Support > Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-1999, 11:21 PM
Posts: n/a
I don't know much about tires, but my 1995 C-220 is in need of new ones. It has Michelin 195/65/R/15's on it now.

I thought I might throw this out for opinion since I have the opportunity to get whatever is the best tire for the money.

I want a long-wear tire with a good ride. Speed rating is unimportant because I rarely drive over the limit.

Would a fatter tire help the ride/traction?

I have observed 3-4 tire brand on Mercedes -- Michelin, Continental, Pirelli.

Any suggestions? thanks

Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-1999, 12:23 AM
Posts: n/a
Consumer Reports had also recommended
BF Goodrich and Dunlops highly.

I also have question re C280 tires. I say a more recent version with 205/60/15's. Is this an automatic swap from the standard
195/65/15's? Assuming slightly harsher ride is OK are there any other disadvantages to going to this slightly larger size? Seems like it would give better
emergency handling without sacrificing wear etc. appreciate any comments.
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2017, 06:55 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 1,964
I've been really happy the Hankook Venus V12s. Check those out.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2017, 07:55 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 3,077
CHays, follow the power of M ... Mercedes, Mobil 1 and Michelin. Check your Owner's Manual for the speed rating of the recommended tires because that determines the stiffness of the sidewall, which affects ride & handling. Best to go with the specific tire characteristics specified by the design engineers.

A 205/60R15 tire will fit your car and will provide a more aggressive look without affecting the speedometer reading. That is the tire size I run on our MB vehicles that originally came with 195/65R15 tires. Gas mileage may drop slightly. Going with a wider tire may interfere with suspension components.

Fred Hoelzle
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ML320 Tire Recommendation? Lewis ML, GL, G-Wagen, R-Class, Unimog, Sprinter 17 12-09-2010 06:56 PM
Wal Mart lawsuit...nonsense or not? mikemover Off-Topic Discussion 11 07-02-2004 04:45 AM
Autocrossing a 400E and 300TE 400ERACER Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 9 06-05-2004 03:50 PM
URGENT Tire blown up today cheyun Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 1 05-02-2001 07:15 AM
DOH Blowout on tire today! Ashman Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 4 02-22-2001 11:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page