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Old 12-08-2005, 09:08 PM
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Tires For A 76 Sl

Hello, I have a 1976 450 SL and yes I want to keep the orginal tire size (205/70/14) not an upgrade.

Best high speed tire I can find is Firstone Affinity LH-30. I looked at the Michelin Harmony but that is only an S speed rated tire.

Any input would be appreciated

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Old 12-09-2005, 01:49 AM
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And those are bundt-cake rims, correct?

No matter what tires you choose, ballancing em on *both* sides can make a difference.
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Old 12-09-2005, 02:11 AM
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BF Goodrich Traction T/A. You may have to drop to 195, but it won't matter. The tires have outstanding bite for an all-season, both wet and dry. Cornering is quite impressive. There are some good touring tires out there, but this is the best H-rated performance all-season tire for your car, IMO. Upgrade to a 15-inch wheel and you can get them V rated.

Search the archives for testimonials, and view the ratings on the Tire Rack site. This is the tire you want.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:58 AM
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Bridgestone, Pirelli and Continental all have excellent tires in the correct size. Check the TireRack site for comparison shopping and excellent prices.

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Old 12-09-2005, 09:35 PM
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BF Goodrich Traction T/A. You may have to drop to 195, but it won't matter. The tires have outstanding bite for an all-season, both wet and dry. Cornering is quite impressive. There are some good touring tires out there, but this is the best H-rated performance all-season tire for your car, IMO. Upgrade to a 15-inch wheel and you can get them V rated.

Search the archives for testimonials, and view the ratings on the Tire Rack site. This is the tire you want.
I afree. I have BF's on mine right now and I love them. They're wearing quickly on the front due to the camber AND alignment being off, but they weren't uber-expensive (About 2/3 the price of Michelins!) so I'm not complaining. I have them in 205/70R15's. The traction of these is amazing, even in the snow.
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:30 AM
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If your local Sears can find a set, consider the Michelin Weatherwise Sport for about $62 each. They have a T speed rating, and I don't think you'll find better in this size. I got a set and I'm happy, especially at the price. No serious vibration issues. I think they're being discontinued, and they're only sold at Sears. My local store was able to pick some up from a store in another city.

Oh, and they look "right" on a Mercedes.
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