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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-22-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,270
Posted By Bob C.
George, You may want to look at Nokian WR...

George,

You may want to look at Nokian WR tires: They are all seasons, but rated as snows (mountain/snowflake symbol). They last long and are relatively quiet. You could use them year round, as...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Bob C.
An alternative is Nokian WR tires. While I have...

An alternative is Nokian WR tires. While I have them mounted on different rims for winter (still only 10% snow driving, but definitely need snows!), my brother, who lives in CO, uses his WRs...
Forum: Tech Help 07-03-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob C.
The test lever is in the engine compartment on...

The test lever is in the engine compartment on the left side.
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-14-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bob C.
Nokian source

After some hunting, I found an attractive price, and great service, from Ryan at TireFactory: 1.800.576.1009. Ryan will drop ship to your favorite installer.

I have no affiliation, just a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-28-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,344
Posted By Bob C.
Another Nokian Fan

I'm also a big Nokian user: The WR (and now WR G2) is a superb tire for my application, and I suspect for many others on this forum. I have them mounted on separate wheels for winter use, where I...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 01-22-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,501
Posted By Bob C.
Rainbow Speakers

Dear Bill,

Have you looked into Rainbow speakers (for the front)? They are a direct fit, drop in. Best price and service I found was IQ (Jason). [No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.]
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-11-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Bob C.
Nokians

We all wish TireRack would carry Nokians. We have asked. Like most of us, we support TireRack and their sponsorship of this Forum. However, until they do carry Nokians, those of us who choose this...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-10-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Bob C.
You may want to consider Nokian WR tires. I use...

You may want to consider Nokian WR tires. I use them on our 4M wagon with very good results. They are one of the only all-season tires rated for "extreme service" (snowflake/mountain emblem) and...
Forum: Tech Help 10-31-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob C.
I haven't turned mine on this season either. ...

I haven't turned mine on this season either. There is no snow yet (in Tahoe); yet my 4matic system worked perfectly last season. Of course I'll check the transfer case before winter.

Your seller...
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob C.
If AWD is not working, and the culprit is the...

If AWD is not working, and the culprit is the transfer case, prices I've heard all all north of $2k.

Many of us run our 4matics in test mode (RWD) during off months, in order to preserve the...
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 10-25-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 682
Sticky: California
Views: 160,326
Posted By Bob C.
Alan, While not in the East Bay, Octane is...

Alan,

While not in the East Bay, Octane is just across the bridge in SF, down the street from Costco at 10th and Folsom. Randy Kuwatani runs this Mercedes specialist and he has outstanding MBZ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-06-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bob C.
Nokians?

Luke,

Many of us would love to purchase our Nokian winter tires from TireRack, as we do for our summer tires, but TireRack doesn't (yet) carry Nokians. Can you please see if TireRack can carry...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 09-10-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By Bob C.
all season for snow use

HorseDriver,

A good choice for your application is the Nokian WR: It is the only all-season tire rated for severe service (snowflake/mountain symbol). Many of us use them year-round, as they are...
Forum: Tech Help 08-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bob C.
4Matic into 2Matic

Bo,

Many of us run our W124 4matics in 2Matic mode when all wheel drive is not needed. This helps to preserve the transfer case. Just flip the yellow test lever over and voila: you are in rear...
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 05-04-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 682
Sticky: California
Views: 160,326
Posted By Bob C.
San Francisco shop

Dear Cool Breeze,

I can comment on Octane in SF. First a disclaimer: I'm secretary to Octane, but also a very satisfied customer!

Octane was started by Randy Kuwatani who was head foreman at...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-30-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bob C.
w211 4Matic with staggered

I know that most run the w211 4matics with identical wheels front and back. However, given that the rotations and wheel diameters are similar, and that no codes were thrown, would a staggered set up...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-30-2007, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bob C.
211 4Matic with staggered?

Gentlemen, I am considering a used 211 4matic that has a staggered set up. Stock is 245/45-17 on all fours. Revs for stock (michelin tire) is 809, with a 25.7" diameter.

This vehicle has...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Performance Paddock 03-01-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By Bob C.
Is the switch next to the front passenger window...

Is the switch next to the front passenger window switch the snow chain switch? If so, why was it moved there from the dash?
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-28-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By Bob C.
AtlBenz, I believe TireRack recommends the...

AtlBenz,

I believe TireRack recommends the widest tire for our stock wheels to be 215/60-15, as the 225 may rub.

I use 215/60-15 in the summer, then back down to 205/60-15 for winter tires (on...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-08-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By Bob C.
Another good choice is the Nokian WR. This is...

Another good choice is the Nokian WR. This is Nokian's all-season, but it is also rated for severe weather (snowflake/mountain symbol). The tire handles surprisingly well in the dry (even at...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-23-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By Bob C.
Many of us on these forums are fans of Nokian...

Many of us on these forums are fans of Nokian tires, specifically their "all-season" WR model. The tire is, I think, the only all season that meets the criteria for extreme weather conditions...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-05-2006, 12:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Bob C.
Leo, 215/60-15 also fits on stock rims. ...

Leo,

215/60-15 also fits on stock rims. This is the widest recommended by TireRack. No rubbing for me.

Regards,
Bob
Forum: Tech Help 10-30-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By Bob C.
winter blade for W124?

Gentlemen,

What winter-specific (snow) blade do you suggest for the W124?

Thank you.
Bob
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-27-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 922
Posted By Bob C.
Nokian makes an outstanding allseason tire that...

Nokian makes an outstanding allseason tire that is also rated for winter conditions (snowflake/mountain symbol), perhaps the only such allseason tire so rated. Many of us use them all year round. ...
Forum: Car Audio and Multimedia 10-16-2006, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By Bob C.
W124 Speakers

If La Jolla doesn't carry Rainbows, you may want to try iqcaraudio.com.

I believe they still carry Rainbows, which are drop in replacements for stock.

Regards,
Bob
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-05-2006, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bob C.
Nokians

We've been asking Luke for years to carry Nokian. Imagine the business they could generate from this forum and word of mouth!
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 05-01-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,123
Posted By Bob C.
San Francisco shop

You should also try Octane, Mercedes Benz Specialist, located on 10th Street, near Costco. The number is: 415.863.5555.

Randy Kuwatani, a long time MBZ man, runs this shop. As I've posted...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-13-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,207
Posted By Bob C.
Kumho SPT for heavy cars?

I'm curious about Luke's comment that Kumhos are not good for heavy cars, and would like to hear other forum member's views.

Both of my MBZs are heavy. In my size (245/45-17), the Kumho SPT has...
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 04-12-2006, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,116
Posted By Bob C.
Bay Area Mechanic Recommendation

Dear Forum Friends,

I've mentioned this before, but the last story prompts me to recommend again my favorite shop in the Bay Area: Octane, located in San Francisco, near the Costco, on 10th St. at...
Forum: California / SouthWest - US (AZ/NV) 03-10-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,116
Posted By Bob C.
San Francisco Bay Area

I've recommended another shop in San Francisco: Octane, Mercedes Benz Specialist, located at 330 10th Street, just a block down from Costco. Randy Kuwatani owns the shop, a long time shop foreman...
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