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Old 09-01-2000, 11:18 AM
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Man on a budget would like recommendations for tires for his 560SL. Am more concerned with comfort and quiet than with dislodging dash dust when going around cloverleafs. I drive like an old man, I guess, but would like a tire that is smooth, quiet, tracks well, and will feel good on this car.

Thanks in advance for your input, everyone.


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Old 09-01-2000, 12:35 PM
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Tom, this isn't a real reply, but your question sounds similar to mine a few posts back. I drive a '85 300SD, with +2 size 215/70 fitted. Wondering if the 195/70 "factory" size is better, or if +2 makes sense.

With a diesel I don't expect earth-shattering performance, and I AM an "old man" at 50+.

I'd wonder if Michelin MXV4 would be the "best bet" or if something else would be more bang for the buck.

BCingU, Jim

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Old 09-01-2000, 09:55 PM
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I STRONGLY encourage you to check out Toyos...they're the best kept secret in tires. My brother-in-law has gotten 75k miles out of each of two sets of Proxes H4 205/60-15s on his '88 300TE. The H4's a perfect match for you, based on your posted requirements.He's extremely pleased, and I've run the same tires myself on a Honda Accord (went thru 3 sets of 'em...used to drive a lot).

Good luck!

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Old 09-06-2000, 12:21 PM
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For a man on a budget, the tires you should consider the Continental CH95 Eco+ ($58.00 ea.) or the better choice would be the Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus ($117.00 ea.) The Michelin is more costly but is does offer a better ride quality.

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Old 09-14-2000, 02:51 PM
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Luke,
If I go with the Michelin (which I think I'd like to)...what size should I go with for the smoothest, most comfortable ride?
I drive fairly conservatively and just want a tire that will track well and handle ok... that is, no 80 mph cloverleafs.
Thanks in advance for your advice, and thanks for doing this VERY helpful forum.


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Old 09-21-2000, 08:25 AM
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for what you want the Energy MXV4 Plus would be the best choice.

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