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Old 05-29-2017, 11:20 PM
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tires for 15"x7" Bundt wheels

I have a 1971 280se 6cyl. sedan. I just purchased a set of 15"x7" Bundt wheels. What tires do you recommend for a nice comfort ride?

205/60-15
205/65-15
215/60-15
215/65-15

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by benznorthny View Post
I have a 1971 280se 6cyl. sedan. I just purchased a set of 15"x7" Bundt wheels. What tires do you recommend for a nice comfort ride?



205/60-15

205/65-15

215/60-15

215/65-15



Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

I am not a fan of the smaller diameters. 205/65/15 is the standard choice IMO. 215/65/15 I'd probably like better, but it's a little aggressive.

I currently have 205/75/14 on my w108 and like the look.




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Old 05-31-2017, 11:45 PM
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The 215/60/15 is the closest to stock diameter of 24.9". They are 25.2"
These are pretty highly rated
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=P4+Four+Seasons+Plus&partnum=16TR5P4POLD&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:58 AM
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The 205/65 have slightly more tire wall height than the 215/60, that usually means more "cushioning" when driving over rough road. I think the Classic Center use the 205/65 15 size on their cars.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:29 AM
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thank you all for your input!
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