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W213 All-Terrain Run-flats/Spare/Winter options

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Thriftwood, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Blobcat

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    I have Pirelli Sottzero MO on mine. The reason I went for MO? (They were cheaper :D:p)
     
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    They often are but a more limited choice brand wise.

    OP, I wouldn't be hung up on the MO
     
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    You're right I probably don't need them and the manufacturer accreditation has never bothered me in the past.
    This time however I was really after the run flat option and given that the difference in cost (MOE to non) was very small in the total cost I thought I would go with the tyres that (in theory) should work well with the car. I can also say hand on heart that I'm running Mercedes approved wheel/tyre combinations to my car and tyre insurance companies (the latter one agreed to cover winter and summer sets at no extra cost if they were Mercedes approved) I'd certainly be interested in hearing anyone else's experiences of run flat tyres (MO(E) or not) on the 213.
     
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    Missed the run flat bit....frankly I avoid anything shod with run flats like the plague, awful things they are!
    You are certainly wise to run OE if the price difference is negligible
     
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    They do make the ride considerably harsher

    Absolutely

    Goodyear do the Assy 3 in ROF

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    https://www.camskill.co.uk/m63b0s4795p135276/Goodyear_Tyres_Car_Goodyear_Eagle_F1_Asymmetric_3_ROF_Runflat_-_245_40_RF20_95Y_RFT_FP_TL_Fuel_Eff_:_E_Wet_Grip:_A_NoiseClass:_2_Noise:_71dB

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    https://www.camskill.co.uk/m63b0s4800p151815/Goodyear_Tyres_Car_Goodyear_Eagle_F1_Asymmetric_3_ROF_Runflat_-_275_35_RF20_98Y_(TPC)_RFT_FP_TL_Fuel_Eff_:_E_Wet_Grip:_B_NoiseClass:_2_Noise:_72dB
     
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    The only time that manufacturer accreditation is important is with Porsche and their N ratings. It's a great way to observe how a car has been maintained over the years if it's still on N rated tyres. With more run of the mill cars it's still telling to see how it's shod when you're buying. When I sold my Caravelle it had almost new Michelin's on with the correct 103W load rating, new owner was surprised and very happy. The car was immaculate though even after 5 kids had been at it for nearly 10 years.
     
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    I only recently realised I had runflats on a 2018 E Class Coupe (E300). I thought I had damaged a tyre and looked at the markings to cost a replacement and saw the MOE marking. Turned out to be just a washer jammed in the tread but the ride seems fine to me. Evidently came as standard, I didn't order them specially.
     
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    Insurance companies are really hot on Porsche ratings as well
     

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