Recommendation for tyres in w211

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Azeem, Mar 13, 2019.

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    Hi, Any recommendation for tyres on my w211 are welcome for 225/55/16. Options available in my area are Goodyear EfficientGrip and Dunlop. Previously I had Michelin Primacy but front tyres are making the right a little bumpy so I am thinking of replacing it with Goodyear EfficientGrip. I have never used Goodyear before that is why I am asking for recommendation.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Goodyear Asymmetric 3
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    Thanks.
     
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    Old & superceded .

    Conti's - wear quickly .
     
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    I disagree, I got over 35,000 miles out of my Conti 5s and they still had tread on them!!!!!!!
     
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    On second set ofGoodyear Efficient Grip Preformance on my CLK, quiet and long lasting.
     
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    Thanks Guys.
     
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    MO version ?
     
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    Yeah I think so
     
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    That will be why then .

    Ordinary 5's completely different wear experience .
     
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    Highly unlikely.

    More likely different driver or different variant of the car or different size of wheel or different driving patterns.

    Getting decent assessment of how tyres fare from reviews or internet forums is a nightmare. It's too common for someone to unequivocally state tyre X is fantastic or tyre Y is terrible while somebody else will state the exact opposite.

    It's probable that you find MO 5's will be the same as Ordinary 5's apart from the MO marking, some paperwork and a possible test acknowledged by MB.

    Think about it. If the tyres are significantly different then why would they stick with the same underlying branding.By simply doing some paperwork and having an MO in the mould they're able to sell a customer the MO or non-MO tyre without any hassle - and if they overproduce a batch of MO tyres then can pass the excess through stockists as substitute for non-MO.
     
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    I've got Conti Comfortcontact and they're doing a great job so far....
     
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    It's a bit more to it than that , manufacturers specify certain performance perameters and then the compound is changed .

    Same thing with longer lasting Conti 5 AO ( Audi Original ) .

    The ordinary 5's are poor for wear period .
     
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    I'd love to see a spectroscopic analysis that confirmed that .....
     
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    Update : Goodyear Efficient grip were delivered couple of days ago with a manufacturing date of 0818 (Feb 2018). What is the shelf life of tyres?
    While installing them a couple of rims were slightly wobbly which were put at the rear.
    Can the rims be fixed to make them wobble free?
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    Am sure if you take the rims along to a wheel refurbishment specialist they will be able to straighten them out.
     
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    Twelve month old tyres? They're just baby chicks. Retailers in Europe and the States sell new tyres up to about five years old.

    Theoretically, owners are "supposed" to replace tyres within five years of fitting, but I've certainly owned bought ten year old cars with their original tyres still on them.

    A proper wheel refurbisher should be able to fix "slightly" wobbly wheels - but much depends on the nature of the wobble. When I saw your original post, my first thought was that the ride problem would more likely be an issue of the alignment or wheels than the tyres. If you can't access the right kind of wheel refurbisher, just buy a used wheel.

    But don't leave the issue unfixed. You've hidden the problem by putting the wheels on the rear, but they will still be putting vibration into the car, and putting minor stress on the drive train.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Smart320 for your posts.
     
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    Another vote here for Contis - however, the 4 wheel alignment needed double checking every time or the fronts would wear on the edges.
    This, even when set to MB's settings - our (brilliant) local tyre place warned me and I let them adjust as they said it should be - and the worn edges stopped.
     
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