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Old 11-06-2003, 05:49 PM
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Bridgestone Turanza LS-H vs. Michelin MXV4 Plus..

I need new tires for my '95 S500.

The factory tires are the Michelin MXV4 Plus' .

I've heard good things about Bridgestone Turanza LS-H's compared to the Michelin's, and they also cost less.

Anybody have any opinions ???
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Old 11-06-2003, 06:05 PM
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I have used both, currently have the B-stones. They are cheaper and better than the michelins in everyway excepting some road noise.

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Old 11-06-2003, 06:08 PM
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Consider the Bridgestone RE950's.

I went through the www.tirerack.com site and checked the ratings, it was there that made me aware of the RE950 tire.

If I recall correctly, better performance for less money.

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Old 11-07-2003, 03:50 PM
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I second the Bridgestone 950's. I just put a set on my E420 and thus far I love them.
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Old 11-07-2003, 04:32 PM
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I have Turanza on the E300TD and Potenza 950 on the E320 wagon. I think the Turanza is better in the rain but both are very, very good all around.
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Old 11-07-2003, 04:50 PM
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Turanzas 92 SEL

Having gone thru a number of MXVs,with not too much elation and poor tire wear. I switched to Turanzas, I am happier, they ride a little harder and when comparing them off the wheels the sidewalls seemed to be stiffer. The installer also noted that they have a dot on the tire to indicate the valve stem position, plus they seem to balance better. My 92SEL is one of the cronic vibration cars, if not balanced properly(Hunter road-force) is the choice.
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:00 PM
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Thanks Tire Rack and Paddock Performance in Haverstraw, New York

Guys,

I had Paddock Performance in Haverstraw, NY order from The Tire Rack the Bridgestone Turanza's for my '95 S500. These guys at Paddock Performance have a real nice speed shop with the latest Hunter Balancing and Alignment gear you can get.

In summary, the ride at 115 MPH has never felt better (I don’t have the guts to go any faster). These tires also are nice and quiet and I definitely notice a great improvement in handling.

Thanks for everyone’s input about the tires vs. the Michelin's.

Also, check out some of the gear these guys at Paddock Performance can set you up with (Way cool is the movie of the custom exhaust for the Acura NSX):

www.paddockperformance.com
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Old 11-12-2003, 03:25 PM
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I bought Potenza's for my car. They are great, better than the Michelins as far as I'm concerned.
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I have had the MXV4s on two MBs now. First on my 560SEL which I replaced with wider Dunlap SP5000s-good all round tire. Wife's 560SL has them. I just had her car up to 100mph at KY Speedway (1.5 mile oval) last weekend and they performed poorly. Turning with more than a little side load at 85 and they were crying. Not a good feeling at those speeds. Wish I had the time to swap my Dunlaps onto the SL before going to the track. When they were out, they will be replaced with something else.
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Old 11-12-2003, 04:34 PM
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... and may I offer, regardless of the tire, tire pressures are very important on these cars, very.

For me, the difference of the cold inflation of 28PSI (supposed min. recommendation for fronts) vs. 32PSI cold is truly remarkable. The cars suddenly feel like they are "in the groove" again.

I put all of the cars, except the wagon, at 32PSI COLD. Measuring before driving not one mile so there is no tire heat. It has been said tire air loss is about 2PSI a month. Cooler temperatures lower tire pressures.

For extended high-speed driving and/or additional loads, tires need to be inflated more.

Checking warm, let alone hot tires for pressure is a guess at best. If in doubt add more air, just don't exceed the printed tire manufacturers warning on the sidewall.

Good driving,

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Old 11-12-2003, 06:07 PM
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How does one?

Haasman:

Everyone states that tire pressure be checked cold. Now my question is, if I check at home I do not have a compressor to fill the tire. I must drive about 1 miles to the closet gas station to fill the tires with air. Which, by that time, the tire is no loner cold.

Therefore, my question is, if I check my tire at home cold. And I see that I need 2 lbs more, when I get to the station do I retake teh reading and add two more pounds?

How does one really do this?

Thanks, Iggy
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:15 PM
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Yes, that is what I sometimes do:

Check cold. Drive to the local air supply. Check again. I allow for the heated up difference by putting in additional air.

For an example, I want the tire to be at 32PSI:

Cold: 27

After 1 mile: 29

At the air source: 34

Or, you can over fill them the night before and bleed off excess the next morning. Often I have been surprised when doing this in that they are not all that "over-filled"

Hopefully this explains it.

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Old 11-12-2003, 06:18 PM
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THANKS!

Thanks, Haasman.

I guess I will giev the over filling tonight a try on my way home and then check in the morning,

Iggy
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Old 11-12-2003, 06:31 PM
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You are welcome.

Be sure and report back, it will be interesting what you measure.

Good driving,

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