I bought some new tyres for the rear

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Steve_Perry, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well I was at George Fraser last week getting warranty work done and the auto gearbox oil changed when I noticed my rear tyres were looking very tread worn. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':0'> &nbsp;eep!

    Yesterday I decided to change my back tyres, Continental Sport Contact, for some new ones. I was considering either Kumho, Shude has these and is really impressed with them, they've also had favourable write ups and reviews or Goodyear Eagle F1, I love the 'V' tread pattern and they consistently come top (or close to) in various reviews for tyre performance.

    The local tyre specialist I went to was quoting £60 for Kumho and £93 for the Goodyear Eagle F1 both in size 205-55x16 inc VAT and balancing.

    In the end I plumped for the F1's <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'> it's too early to tell if the car handles any differently (if it will at all since I only changed the rear's and not the fronts). I still have Michelin Pilots on the front of the car with loads of tread left.

    If I feel any differences to the car I'll let you know.

    The biggest change in the car at the moment is from having the gearbox oil changed... Car is much more responsive <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>


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  2. V12

    V12 MB Club Veteran

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    You should notice that going from continental sport contacts to Goodyear eagle F1's, will give you more tyre rore, from the more aggresive tread pattern...

    You should notice a difference especially on sharp corners, as i found driving with Eagle F1's generally has improved the handling, and my old 190 felt like a go-kart with the suspension work i had done...
     
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