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Old 07-11-2019, 10:31 AM
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Classic Mercedes W115 W123 Tire Size: 175/80 or 195/ 70 R14

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I've recently installed 195/70 R14 Michelin Energy Saver+ on my W123 300d that rides on the 14X6 aluminum "steelie" rims. I plan to install 14X5.5 steelies on my W115 240d and was wondering which tire size would be correct:

Primary options here in the EU are 195/70 R14 Michelins or the 175/80 R14 Continental Eco Contact 6. Both are comparably priced and specc'd. Which tire is more appropriate for a W115 diesel saloon when match to the factory equipped 5.5" width?

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Old 07-11-2019, 11:52 AM
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Greetings!

I've recently installed 195/70 R14 Michelin Energy Saver+ on my W123 300d that rides on the 14X6 aluminum "steelie" rims. I plan to install 14X5.5 steelies on my W115 240d and was wondering which tire size would be correct:

Primary options here in the EU are 195/70 R14 Michelins or the 175/80 R14 Continental Eco Contact 6. Both are comparably priced and specc'd. Which tire is more appropriate for a W115 diesel saloon when match to the factory equipped 5.5" diameter? Wheel width?

Thanks!

If "original" cosmetics are primary, the 175/80 would be the choice.

For all other considerations, the 195/70.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:21 AM
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I would go with the 175/80
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:21 PM
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I would go with the 175/80
I was leaning towards that as well. Out of curiosity, why?
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:41 PM
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I was leaning towards that as well. Out of curiosity, why?
Because it is the correct size.
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