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#1 Old 08-17-2009
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Tyres for SLK32 AMG?

Hello Friends

Could anybody recommend some tyres for me for my SLK32 AMG?

I live in London so it's mostly city driving with weekends trips away; as everyone seems to enjoy reminding us, it rains here rather frequently, but hardly ever snows. I'm looking for something long-lasting.

All suggestions gratefully received.

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Jonathan.

PS. I drive in what is probably best described as an "unthrilling" manner :-)
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Hmm ... the sound of tumbleweeds ... not even any sarcasm regarding my driving! Must be summertime and everybody's out driving, roof down, bugs in hair. Regards from very summery London. Jonathan.
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For durability and quiet running, I'd recommend Michelin PS2's. For wet, cant say since it rarely rains where I live.

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I second the vote for the Michelin PE2. They are really nice, but not cheap tires.

A source I have frequently used is Tirerack.com which has a lot of personal reviews for different tires. Apparently the PE2's are quieter and have better wet characteristics than most tires in this class.
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So many tyres and so many opinions! Don't know what I will put on my 350 when I need to replace some. But have a look at this

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...0Tyre%20Review

It will provide some food for thought!
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Hi Jonathan

I too am in London. I researched tyres for similar driving and of course, our fabulous weather. I came to the conclusion that Goodyear F1 got the best reviews for wet braking and grip and equalled Michelin Sport 2 in other categories. I also found that I could get them fitted for Ł130 a piece (EventTyres, mobile serivce that come to your house) which was about Ł60 per tyre cheaper than the Michelin range. Some people insist that Michelin tyres are better, but in tests the F1 were superior.

Tell me mate, does your car tick over smoothly at idle ? Having a bit of an issue with mine..
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Thanks all for the suggestions ... in the end I got Pirelli Rosso and they seem splendid so far.
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