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Softer riding tyre for CLK?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Creo, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Creo

    Creo New Member

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    Currently have Bridgestone 205 55R 16 V91 tyres on a 2001 CLK Cabriolet. The fronts could do with replacing soon and was wondering if there are any tyre makes or types that would give a slightly softer ride. I do find the car a little hard, well firm. Thanks.
     
  2. Rory

    Rory Senior Member

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    I had that make and size on the front of my car, although it had 225/50R16 on the rear. It felt like it was fitted with iron rings rather then rubber tyres.

    I changed the rears as they wore out first for Michelin Primacy HP's and it didn't seem to make a lot of difference. Once I changed the fronts too then I reckon it was loads better.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I had the same problem on my V70R and like steel tyres with 205 x 50 x17 and I went to 215 x 50 x 17 the difference was really worth it,,ok you will lose your speedo error and it will read spot on.

    A 205 x 50 has a sidewall height of 102.5mm
    A 215 x 55 has a sidewall height of 107.5mm

    So you are just increasing the diameter by 10mm but a huge improvement
     
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    Christian Senior Member

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    Go to your local MB dealer and ask for a test drive for a car fitted with CS5. That's what I've done yesterday :)
     

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