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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Katy, TX
Vehicle: 2013 SLK 55 AMG
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Glad I read this thread- I had not gotten around to asking the question, but baby will need some new shoes by fall and RF's sound like they are off the menu.
Just got my car back from service and the dealer informs that my tires are 'marginal' as far as treadlife is concerned - this after only putting 8500 miles on her (I guess those two track days back in March burned off quite a bit more tread than I realized!). After reading quite a few reviews and opinions, I've decided on getting the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I had a couple of sets on my previous car (S2000) and I really liked pretty much everything about them. So, went online to Discount Tire to see what they had available and set up an appointment. Based on their 'configurator', they tried to specify the tires for the SLK 350 - not the AMG! I got on the phone with the local rep and basically had to tell the guy the specific tire sizes I needed because he really thought their configurator was correct vs what was listed in the Owner's manual (In other words, don't believe your lyin' eyes). I finally told him I'd go check the tire size listed on the door pillar and we would use that as the 'official' size. The pillar values confirm that the sizes are indeed what I said (also in the Owners manual), not what their configurator specifies. If you have an R172 version AMG and go to Discount Tire, you need to make sure to specify the correct tire size - because if you go by what they list, you'll get the wrong tire (unless they fix it). Also, for these PSS tires, the rears were readily available and could be delivered by today. For the fronts, however, there is a 'nationwide shortage' of them and he could only find 2 pairs in the entire country (that's what he told me, anyway). They are having to come in from Virginia and will take 3 or 4 days to get here (hoping for Saturday). Bottom line, if you are needing tires for your AMG, make sure you get the size correct based on what's listed on the door pillar and also that the tires you want are going to be available when you need them. Finally, after I've had them on the vehicle for a few days/weeks, I'll get back on here and give my impressions of these versus the OEM Continentals - my expectation is that they will be much better, I hope I'm not let down.
Current Configuration with Add Ons:
AIRGUIDE Wind Deflector, AMG Door Lock Pins, AMG Shift Medallion, AMG Tire Valve Stem Caps,
Bengal Red Leather Interior, Black Ash Wood Trim, Chrome Hood Fin Covers, COMAND, Dual Zone A/C,
ESCORT RedLine Radar Detector, Intelligent Lighting Package, Keyless Go, MB Battery Trickle Charger,
MB Cargo Area Tray, MB Load Sill Protector, MB Stainless Trunk Handle Protector, MB Wheel Locks,
Multimedia Package, Palladium Silver Metallic Paint, Smart Top, RED Brake Calipers, Window Tinting