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Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by hod05, May 15, 2018.

  1. hod05

    hod05 Senior Member

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    • I have 2010 cabrio E250cdi (A207) with 18 inch alloys. Need new tires all round previously had continental sport contact 5.
      Not sure If I want to replace like for like though and would like to know any recomendations for other premium tires?
      Hoping for a tire that will give a less firm ride as we have a lot of pot holes any recommendations?
      Was thinking michellin pilot sport 4 but there are a performance tyre any one got there on a cabrio? What's the ride like?
     
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    Falkens are a good choice, highly recommended. Just remember to order tyres and not tires!

    Russ
     
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    If you want a premium brand, Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 3's are an excellent tyre.
    As above, for a little less, Falkens are a good choice too. I have them on my E55 with 18" alloys and they wear well and have good grip wet and dry.
     
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    Uniroyal Rainsport 3s are well liked - grip like brown stuff to blankets in the wet and none too shabby in the dry either.
    A little soft for long life expectancy but at the price....
     
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    Excellent tyres and value for money is excellent, they are a bit soft but the grip more than makes up for it.

    Look on www.camskill.co.uk for the best prices
     
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    Indeed... think of them as the 'Super Soft' F1 tyre as opposed to the other brands being the 'Soft'
     
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    I like uniroyal for the grip but have found them a little noisy on cornering
     
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    Chrishazle Senior Member

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    As you're on 18's, the first thing I'd look for is decent rim protection to protect your alloys from the occasional inevitable "Oh *******" moment with a kerb! The Tyreleader website listings show a 3 digit code for tyres with this feature - just can't remember exactly what the code is!

    Regarding the Eagle Asymmetrics - I have 17" F1's on my S204 and love them, but I've read on another tyre thread that the F3 does not have anywhere near as much rim protection as the F1, especially in larger rim sizes.
     

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