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hughc

Canada
68 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  12:00:10  Show Profile  Visit hughc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What are people buying in 2017 for replacement tires. i had been using Michelin XWX but can we still get these ??

Many thanks !!!

Hugh Creighton
1965 600 SWB and 1970 and 1971 6.3

Clayton

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2017 :  19:26:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check out the thread on high speed vibration in the 6.9 forum. Several tires are mentioned.
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mtrei

USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2017 :  21:03:44  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can still get the Michelin XWXs from Coker Tire, and at least in the USA the price has come down a bit due to the strong dollar. The other useful option is the Vredestein Sprint Classic.

https://www.tires-easy.com/brands/vredestein-tires/sprint-classic?code=8714692113703

https://www.cokertire.com/215-70vr14-michelin-xwx.html?gclid=CLSH0e-6vtMCFUw8gQodPOkKGw

Edited by - mtrei on 04/24/2017 21:04:55
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Chrisl

USA
28 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  09:34:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Longstone Tyres in the UK also a great source for XWX's. They ship worldwide and in my experience offer excellent and speedy service.

http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/

Chris

116.036.12.004946
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Jack English

USA
1065 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  14:37:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I read that Vredestein page correctly, White Side Wall versions are also available. Michael T., do you know if this is correct?

Jack English
300SEL 6.3 #4768
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mtrei

USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  21:32:48  Show Profile  Visit mtrei's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jack English

If I read that Vredestein page correctly, White Side Wall versions are also available. Michael T., do you know if this is correct?


Sorry, don't know
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8943post

18 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2017 :  11:13:13  Show Profile  Visit 8943post's Homepage  Reply with Quote
it is difficult finding tires for our 6.3's. I'm not ready to spend XWX money, any other suggestions in the 215/65/15 or similar sized tires?

www.intercitylines.com

"Blackie" '69 6.3 #1012
'87 560 SL
'16 GLE
'16 Cayenne Diesel
'10 E63

Bastard children from America: '32 Ford/Cadillac power and 2001 Mustang Road Race Car.
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karra

Finland
855 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2017 :  15:27:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 8943post

it is difficult finding tires for our 6.3's. I'm not ready to spend XWX money, any other suggestions in the 215/65/15 or similar sized tires?

www.intercitylines.com

"Blackie" '69 6.3 #1012
'87 560 SL
'16 GLE
'16 Cayenne Diesel
'10 E63

Bastard children from America: '32 Ford/Cadillac power and 2001 Mustang Road Race Car.

I am driving my 6.9 with Michelin 215/65 R15 on bundts. Fantastic and fair priced at Camskill UK. In my opinion wsw tyres should be used only with hubcaps. For my 6.3 I have W126 steels rims and 15 inch hubcaps but I have not found out decent wsw tyres... my current 14" Maxxis wsw tyres are working quite ok though.

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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8943post

18 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2017 :  13:59:37  Show Profile  Visit 8943post's Homepage  Reply with Quote
what model Michelins?

www.intercitylines.com

"Blackie" '69 6.3 #1012
'87 560 SL
'16 GLE
'16 Cayenne Diesel
'10 E63

Bastard children from America: '32 Ford/Cadillac power and 2001 Mustang Road Race Car.
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karra

Finland
855 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2017 :  04:28:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just basic ones: https://www.camskill.co.uk/m53b0s422p102618/Michelin_Tyres_Car_Michelin_Energy_Saver%2B_Energy_Michelin_Saver_Plus_-_215_65_R15_96H_TL_Fuel_Eff_%3A_B_Wet_Grip%3A_A_NoiseClass%3A_2_Noise%3A_70dB

Kari Pykäläinen

1971 300 SEL 6.3 #5581
1980 450 SEL 6.9 #7201
1987 560 SEC
1992 500 E
2000 G500

http://suomi.mercedes-benz-clubs.com/
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alabbasi

USA
2806 Posts

Posted - 09/09/2017 :  10:34:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are plenty of Asian tire brands which are H rated and have a 96+ load rating in the 215/65/15 tire size, There are even a few XL rated tires which are V rated and very inexpensive.

If I felt that I needed to go faster than 130mph in a 45 year old sedan, I would probably be better served to spend my money at a psychiatrist.

With best regards

Al


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8943post

18 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2017 :  12:10:34  Show Profile  Visit 8943post's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I feel the same way about excessive top speed in a vintage 6.3. I've found that the Cooper CS5 Ultra seems to be a good choice, reasonable cheap too.

www.intercitylines.com

"Blackie" '69 6.3 #1012
'87 560 SL
'16 GLE
'16 Cayenne Diesel
'10 E63

Bastard children from America: '32 Ford/Cadillac power and 2001 Mustang Road Race Car.
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