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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 01-25-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,485
Posted By Luke@tirerack
I "road force" balancer would identify any high...

I "road force" balancer would identify any high spot or "hard spot" in a tire by measuring the force variation in either the tire or the wheel. The offending tire then could be replaced to correct...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,197
Posted By Luke@tirerack
smokin' deal time again

With the arrival of the new Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 the original Ventus V12 EVO K110 has be discontinue. Tire Rack has purchased a significant number of sizes of the discontinued Ventus V12 evo K110...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 05-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By Luke@tirerack
When it comes to determining the age of a tire,...

When it comes to determining the age of a tire, it is easy to identify when a tire was manufactured by reading its Tire Identification Number (often referred to as the tire’s serial number). Unlike...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 03-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,802
Posted By Luke@tirerack
a sad day for forum sponsor Tire Rack

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Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By Luke@tirerack
that is odd ... I know the w124 coupes used to be...

that is odd ... I know the w124 coupes used to be in our database. I will get somebody on that right away ... in the mean time you can use the sedan info for product searches.

The H&R part number...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 02-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,103
Posted By Luke@tirerack
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Free shipping offer is valid on all products in the parts and accessories categories shown below. Eligible...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-05-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By Luke@tirerack
not acceptable unless you get some bolts that are...

not acceptable unless you get some bolts that are 12mm in diameter with a 14mm radius seat
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-05-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By Luke@tirerack
14mm bolt uses a 14mm radius ball seat 12mm...

14mm bolt uses a 14mm radius ball seat
12mm bolt uses a 12mm radius ball seat

the W124 chassis car use wheels with a slightly higher offset and narrower width than the W211 uses from the factory...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-02-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By Luke@tirerack
the Dunlop Graspic DS3 is available in the...

the Dunlop Graspic DS3 is available in the 195/70-14 size
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-27-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,022
Posted By Luke@tirerack
New Blizzak/Bridgestone promotion !!!

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/sp_events/bs/2013/11/B377_750x175.jpg

New Blizzak/Bridgestone promotion (http://www.tirerack.com/specialoffers/details.jsp?promoID=B377&affiliate=AH3)
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-27-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By Luke@tirerack
After several weeks and miles on these PSAS3's I...

After several weeks and miles on these PSAS3's I now have a better feel for them especially considering a couple of recent snow events we have had in our area. In the dry these tires continue to...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-21-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,769
Posted By Luke@tirerack
the lower the offset the further outward the...

the lower the offset the further outward the wheels

http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/tech/offset.gif

The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-08-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,521
Posted By Luke@tirerack
Michelin Pilot Sport AS3 ... my personal review

It is early fall and needed to changed out of my summer performance tires into something more compatible with the cooler autumn temps. The Michelin Pilot Sport AS3...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-08-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 935
Posted By Luke@tirerack
Consumer Reports: Quick Flat-Tire Fixes

Almost every new car used to come with a spare tire, but these days spares are no longer standard. And even if you have a spare, changing a tire is no fun.

Consumer Reports tested tire-sealant...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-04-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Luke@tirerack
:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,012
Posted By Luke@tirerack
Winter Tires ... Why?

As winter nears many people cringe and bristle at the thought of driving in the snow and ice but, this really doesn't have to be the case. I'm sure that you can agree with me that most people would...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-25-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By Luke@tirerack
1994 C280: OE tire: 195/65-15 91H max load...

1994 C280:
OE tire: 195/65-15 91H
max load capacity: 1356 lbs.
load capacity at recommended pressure (maximum load capacity at the MErcedes recommended pressure of 26psi): 1113 lbs.

so the...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-10-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 877
Posted By Luke@tirerack
are you buying Blizzaks for the winter?

Don't buy them right now

next Wednesday 10-15 a new promotion / rebate program is starting

just letting NASIOC know ahead of time

all of the current promotions can be found here ...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 10-02-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,081
Posted By Luke@tirerack
knowing that the original 195/70-14 had an...

knowing that the original 195/70-14 had an overall diameter of 24.7" the best 15" sizes would be:

205/60-15 = 24.7
205/65-15 = 25.5
215/60-15 = 25.2

Since you are upgrading already I would...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-09-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By Luke@tirerack
if the wheels are staggered the tires should also...

if the wheels are staggered the tires should also be staggered
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-09-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,123
Posted By Luke@tirerack
215/55-16 or 225/55-16 are recommended sizes for...

215/55-16 or 225/55-16 are recommended sizes for your w126
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,801
Posted By Luke@tirerack
with the wide range of cars that the W126 came in...

with the wide range of cars that the W126 came in you reallty need to determine what is best suited to your needs, tastes and driving style. As stated mine was a 500 SEC euro spec car which I set up...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 12-19-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,801
Posted By Luke@tirerack
let me start by dispelling at least 1 untruth...

let me start by dispelling at least 1 untruth found in this thread ...

I do have personal experience with the W126 chassis.

When I first joined this forum I was the proud owner of a 1985...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 11-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,078
Posted By Luke@tirerack
??? not sure where you are getting the info but,...

??? not sure where you are getting the info but, it's kind of vague and we do not tell people that they need a tire that is 0.9" taller in the rear unless that is how the car is designed ... a...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 07-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,336
Posted By Luke@tirerack
205/75-14 is 26.1" tall and should not cause a...

205/75-14 is 26.1" tall and should not cause a problem for most W126 chassis cars providing there has been no degradation in the suspension components causing a change to the OE ride height
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,388
Posted By Luke@tirerack
Smokin' deal time again !!!

Goodyear / Dunlop Inventory control at it's finest has uncovered a fair number of 2008 productions tires which are being offered at a pretty good discount ...

here's the list:
...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,681
Posted By Luke@tirerack
they made a tire with better fuel economy but,...

they made a tire with better fuel economy but, sacrificed far too much wet grip to achieve the lower rolling resistance. I am not alone as all of my associates felt the same way about the Defender...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 06-11-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,681
Posted By Luke@tirerack
we recently did a tire test which included the...

we recently did a tire test which included the Michelin Defender and based on my experience with them on our test track in the wet I would tell you to buy the Harmony while you can ... was not...
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-27-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Luke@tirerack
no ... wheels would stick out of the fenders and...

no ... wheels would stick out of the fenders and rub horribly
Forum: Mercedes-Benz Wheels & Tires 04-26-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Luke@tirerack
just click the supplied LINK...

just click the supplied LINK (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=X-Ice+Xi2&affiliate=AH3) and then click on the "sizes" button below the picture and it will show you...
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