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What Have You Done To Your Merc Today?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Mercedes-2010, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Craiglxviii

    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    I strongly suspect that it will be the transmitted NVH not the radiated noise that will be the biggest issue, if the performance is that impressive.
     
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    I know someone that has them on an A5 and they are really quiet in comparison to the Pirelli he had on before. The treadblock gaps are small.

    The trade off is they are quite soft.

    Compare the rear to the GY Assy 5 and that is 73dB
     
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    Put some tyre shine on them and keep using them until they’re worn out.
    I guess they couldn’t find any wear on the brake pads or discs...:rolleyes:
     
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    Roof and windows down to and from the werky thing second day running.

    Really great red morning sun the last couple of days - as captured by my small fuzzy helper :)
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    It’s also 5 years ago today that I drove to Spa to see the 6hr classic race :cool:
     
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  6. Damoe

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    In hindsight (it's a wonderful thing, isn't it), I probably should have replaced the poppers and the rubber inserts.
    I may change the other side too considering it's over ten years old and the part is so cheap

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  7. davidsl500

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    Top down driving today just for a drive out. Mixture of Motorway and A Roads. I was averaging 59 mpg but stop/start roadworks on the A46 and some B road driving knocked my average down...

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    Does that mean they will wear more quickly?
    I guess that's academic anyway as I only usually do about 5K miles a year


    The good news is that the supplying dealer will contribute towards the cost of new tyres :D
     
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  9. sl500amgsport

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    Surely not the SL500? If so selling mine!

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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    They will but 5k a year is no worries, go for it
     
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  11. rorywquin

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    Gave it a wash and drove to the North York Moors to see the heather in bloom (yesterday). We were about 2 weeks too late. However, we had a great lunch at the Lion Inn.
     
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    Had a bit of a run up that way 2 weeks ago and it was very pretty :)
     
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  13. robin.large

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    Agreed. 'perished' is only ever an advisory unless actually cracked. Been getting that one on wife's SLK250 for 3 years now. Same tyres, no problems. In looking round for cheapest branded tyres for mine I did alot of reading on tyre age/condition. If by perished they mean slight visible cracking then it's up to you. If they mean the outer layer can be or is 'flaked off' then change them.

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    The car is close to 2 tons and the cracking is quite pronounced on the rear sidewalls. The fronts have cracking on the tread. Photos attached but they don't show it all, just a sample. 0E32729D-C6A7-4A5C-8B9C-E59CBF69745E.jpeg B2DFA0C2-68B5-4CB9-B472-92172C0A53BF.jpeg 4571F1C1-0590-4449-9CE8-A79DB0A2E8A5.jpeg 3FBA04FE-87D7-46C8-9DF5-3314B454FA1A.jpeg
    I'm waiting for quote to come back from my local garage.
     
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    Should be back around Turley Holes area and / or Rishworth on Friday afternoon & Saturday - give us a wave if passing! :)
     
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    We were there 4 weeks ago and decided to give it couple of weeks as the heather was not in full bloom.......:(
     
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    I saw the picture of that dash and wondered how you were getting that mileage in a SL........

    On my run yesterday I decided, for the first time, to see how economically I could drive. I did most of the trip in 'CV' mode (most economical) and tried to get all three green bars as big as possible. Averaged about 32mpg uphill and down dale.

    Not my car but same system...
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    When you get the "holy-trifecta" it all glows and you get a warm smug feeling :D
    I got it so that I could get all three bars to max out in the 4 mile journey from Hereford to my office in my W213. It became a bit of a "thing" :p
     
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    I got close yesterday but once I hit some nice twisty roads, it was back to a more sporty setting!! I'll have to make another attempt!
     
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    This seems like a display that I've never, nor am likely to, see in mine.

    Economy you say. Hmmm, may investigate though probably fleetingly.
     
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