Winter Tyres - again...

scottishman2

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as a newbie to the concept of winter tyres (but totally convinced I will need them) I am still considering the best way forward.

My local MB stealership has quoted £1322 for four new 7 spoke 17" alloys with [FONT=&quot] Dunlop Sport MO tyre size - 225/45 R17 91H. Fitted and balanced - summer tyres and wheels delivered back to my home. bearing in mind cost of alloys (and I assume the ones supplied by stealer will be MB wheels) and cost of tyres this does not seem OTT - but thoughts of the experienced folk would be appreciated
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That doesn't sound too bad to me. Last November-ish (2010) I had Michelin Alpin in the same size fitted, and I think after I received the cashback/fuelvoucher promotion Michelin offered at the time I think they came to £580 (all inclusive).

So assuming the tyres would be the same again this year it means the wheels are costing you about £750 which isn't taking the mickey for new wheels from an MB dealer. Whether that's a good deal or not depends which design they are though - which did they quote you for?

For reference a local dealer quoted me £220 inclusive for 17-inch AMG IV alloys (like you have now), so a set would be around £880.
 

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Dunlop Sport MO are these winter tyres??? If I was paying that amount for Winter tyre/wheel combination I would be damn sure to be specifying the tire manufacturer- and I would not be having anything other than Vresdestein,Nokian or Michelin ALPIN
 

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I would expect they are Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3Ds given the size and spec. Came top in last years AutoBild winter tyre test.
 

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Dunlop Sport MO are these winter tyres???

They're summer tyres - it says that in his post.

I presumed he's thinking of putting winter tyres on his "old" wheels.
 
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didn't mean to confuse ... the Dunlop Sport MOs are winter tyres ... and have had a very good "critique" from the reviews I've read... as good as the others mentioned...
 

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Fair enough if they are Dunlop SP winter sport 3D'S then you will be fine.
 

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Winter tyres-Summer tyres, with only 8K annual milage, beginning to think a taxi would be cheaper?
 

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