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Old 03-29-1999, 11:21 PM
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I don't know much about tires, but my 1995 C-220 is in need of new ones. It has Michelin 195/65/R/15's on it now.

I thought I might throw this out for opinion since I have the opportunity to get whatever is the best tire for the money.

I want a long-wear tire with a good ride. Speed rating is unimportant because I rarely drive over the limit.

Would a fatter tire help the ride/traction?

I have observed 3-4 tire brand on Mercedes -- Michelin, Continental, Pirelli.

Any suggestions? thanks



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Old 03-30-1999, 12:23 AM
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Consumer Reports had also recommended
BF Goodrich and Dunlops highly.

I also have question re C280 tires. I say a more recent version with 205/60/15's. Is this an automatic swap from the standard
195/65/15's? Assuming slightly harsher ride is OK are there any other disadvantages to going to this slightly larger size? Seems like it would give better
emergency handling without sacrificing wear etc. appreciate any comments.
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CHays, follow the power of M ... Mercedes, Mobil 1 and Michelin. Check your Owner's Manual for the speed rating of the recommended tires because that determines the stiffness of the sidewall, which affects ride & handling. Best to go with the specific tire characteristics specified by the design engineers.

A 205/60R15 tire will fit your car and will provide a more aggressive look without affecting the speedometer reading. That is the tire size I run on our MB vehicles that originally came with 195/65R15 tires. Gas mileage may drop slightly. Going with a wider tire may interfere with suspension components.

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