New Tyres Total Revalation - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

SLK R170 General Discussion SLK 200, SLK 230K, SLK 320, SLK32 AMG

 5Likes
  • 1 Post By slk320chick
  • 3 Post By wolf!
  • 1 Post By stevebis1
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 10-08-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
New Tyres Total Revalation

Yesterday I had all four tyres replaced with Hankook Ventus prime 2 the difference in the car is amazing. The car is quieter smoother and feels so much better on the road the jittery ride has disappeared it feels tight and composed now. I really did not think changing from the Pirelli P7's to the Hankook's would make such a difference but it has totally changed the car for the better.

Dave
Naffdave is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 10-08-2013
Minion

 
slk320chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
Other Toys: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Posts: 5,602
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 148 Post(s)
Thanks: 555
Thanked 570 Times in 502 Posts
It's AMAZING to see the difference in new tires right? I feel the same way. It makes owning the vehicle so much more fun

edited to add: I purchased conti dsw's.. my next set will be yokohamas.
Der Flieger likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
slk320chick is offline  
#3 Old 10-08-2013
Registered Users
 
Dolau's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wales GreatBritain
Vehicle: SLK 200 kompressor 2003
Other Toys: Yamaha FZ6S2
Posts: 307
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Yep a set of Barums changed mine from a skitty noisy car to silent and planted
Dolau is offline  
 
#4 Old 10-08-2013
Registered Users
 
Mensra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: The boondocks
Vehicle: 2012 SLK 55 w/P30 aka “The Garbage Scow”
Other Toys: Wellcraft Scarab, Porsche Macan S
Posts: 3,256
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 385 Post(s)
Thanks: 303
Thanked 264 Times in 238 Posts
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Mensra Send a message via MSN to Mensra
I have still the original Conti's on the front, just put Conti DW's on the rear. Fair handling but I'm coming from a Honda S 2000!
Mensra is online now  
#5 Old 10-09-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
Its amazing how bad the Pirelli P7's were being a so called premium tyre ok they were getting near to there wear limit (actually the fronts still had plenty left) but they were so noisey and skittish ill never buy them again.
Dave
Naffdave is offline  
#6 Old 10-09-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolau View Post
Yep a set of Barums changed mine from a skitty noisy car to silent and planted
Exactlly the same with mine transformed the car.

Dave
Naffdave is offline  
#7 Old 10-10-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: nj
Vehicle: 02 230
Posts: 68
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
be advised that a;; tyres have a 1/32 inch layer of krazyglutonium on the outer layer, so you say 'wow what great tyres" no matter what the brand, . and then forget all about them, except remember how much better they were than the last set. for about 250 miles.
PMB, DAVIETHESCAFF and ajberrow like this.
wolf! is offline  
#8 Old 10-10-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
What the hell is krasyglutonium never heard of the stuff. Be interesting to see if the tyres do change after 250 miles perhaps dolau can let us know how he gets on with his barums. Anyone else have a opinion on this.
Dave
Naffdave is offline  
#9 Old 10-11-2013
Registered Users
 
Dolau's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Wales GreatBritain
Vehicle: SLK 200 kompressor 2003
Other Toys: Yamaha FZ6S2
Posts: 307
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
I have done about 3k on the front and 2k on the back and they are fine in all conditions much more confidence than the cheapies that were on the rims when I got the car

Just realised I have done nearly 6k miles since July when my company car went back
Dolau is offline  
#10 Old 10-13-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: nj
Vehicle: 02 230
Posts: 68
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naffdave View Post
What the hell is krasyglutonium never heard of the stuff. Be interesting to see if the tyres do change after 250 miles perhaps dolau can let us know how he gets on with his barums. Anyone else have a opinion on this.
Dave
that's because there's no such thing as ""krasyglutonium". It's "krazyglutonium. " Patented by the physicists and chemists and marketing people from "As seen on TV." I would need someone to sponsor the testing, with 2 sets of top of the line tires for my car, and a g force and lateralmeter.
wolf! is offline  
#11 Old 10-13-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
Ok Wolf I spelt it wrong but weird ive done a search on google and yahoo and the only thing at all that comes up for Krazyglutonuim is this thread nothing else at all. That has to be the shortest list ive ever had when searching for anything.

Dave
Naffdave is offline  
#12 Old 10-16-2013
PMB
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: SLK320
Other Toys: 2006 Mini Cooper, 1981 Yamaha RD250LC, 1996 Suzuki Bandit 600, Motobecane AV92 (being restored).
Posts: 81
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Garage
@Naffdave - Regardless of any special coating, you have an extra 1/4" of rubber between you and the ground. That rubber will heat up more quickly and grip more quickly. It will also absorb a heck of a lot more vibration and road noise than the old knackered tyres did. New tyres nearly always have this effect.

Besides, the Pirelli P7 are actually a great tyre.
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Pi...NTURATO-P7.htm
PMB is offline  
#13 Old 10-16-2013
Registered Users
 
GeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North-West Blighty.....
Vehicle: '16 C250d AMG Estate Premium+ Designo Hyacinth Metalic
Other Toys: Guitars... :-) Formerly '08 SLK200 6sp Palladium
Posts: 5,134
Country:
Chats: 91
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 793 Times in 574 Posts
I've had P7 all round on our 200 since new. Not noisy, not skittish, good wear rate (got 30k miles out of the fronts and get about 12k-15k out of the rears), good grip, good wet performance. Wouldn't use anything else..

Funny how things work out ain't it.
GeeJay is offline  
#14 Old 10-16-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
I know people have tyre preferences an favourites but have seen a lot of people slag of Pirelli. Oh yeah the wear rate on the P7's on my was amazing 35 thou and there was still legal tread on both front and rear. In fact the fronts probably had a years worth left in them but those tyres from when I bought the car were noisey and just did not feel right. The only thing I can think is that they were perished as I found the bill for them with car documents and they had been on the car three years when I bought it ?

Dave
Naffdave is offline  
#15 Old 10-21-2013
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: nj
Vehicle: 02 230
Posts: 68
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naffdave View Post
Ok Wolf I spelt it wrong but weird ive done a search on google and yahoo and the only thing at all that comes up for Krazyglutonuim is this thread nothing else at all. That has to be the shortest list ive ever had when searching for anything.

Dave
It's a joke dave. it seems every tire, anybody puts on a car seems amazingly better than the tyre they just took off. which may actually be true due to newer, less oxidized, less ultraviolatized rubber.
wolf! is offline  
#16 Old 10-21-2013
Registered Users
 
stevebis1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Delmar, NY
Vehicle: 2005 SLK350, 6spd man.
Other Toys: Honda VTR1000F, Yamaha LS2000
Posts: 154
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Thanks: 19
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Garage
Naffdave - a new tire set is always going to feel better than the old set. Rubber vulcanizes and essential oils evaporate over time and heat cycles. That means it is getting hard and loosing its friction. You indicate 35k miles on the old set - perhaps 4 years old? The rubber industry recommends throwing away tires at 7 years regardles of tread for exactly those reasons.
I'm not saying your Hankooks aren't better than the P7s, just that to be fair you have to compare new to new
Naffdave likes this.
stevebis1 is offline  
#17 Old 10-21-2013
Registered Users
 
Naffdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Preesall
Vehicle: 2005 SLK 280 7 Speed Tiptronic In Silver
Other Toys: NSM Sattilite Jukebox
Posts: 595
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Thanks: 89
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to Naffdave
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf! View Post
It's a joke dave. it seems every tire, anybody puts on a car seems amazingly better than the tyre they just took off. which may actually be true due to newer, less oxidized, less ultraviolatized rubber.
Ok wolf that's it now I want tyres with Krazyglutonuim or what ever its called and have them recoated every 250 miles Ha Ha

Dave

Last edited by Naffdave; 10-21-2013 at 04:19 PM. Reason: spelling
Naffdave is offline  
#18 Old 10-21-2013
fastdawg

 
fastdawg1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Grove City, Ohio
Vehicle: 2007 SLK350 6spd
Other Toys: 2016 Nissan Maxima SV, 2005 E500 4Matic
Posts: 4,329
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Thanks: 2,074
Thanked 252 Times in 185 Posts
Garage
Send a message via Yahoo to fastdawg1
I've seen that myself, on my 230, I replaced my conti's with Cooper RS3-A's and they ride nice and quiet, and much more smooth. Not a high performance handling tire, but a good ride tire.
fastdawg1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > Mercedes Benz R170 SLK Class Cars > SLK R170 General Discussion

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tyres Dolau SLK R170 General Discussion 20 09-12-2013 09:17 AM
Pirelli The worst tyres in the world , Common Poor Tire Build on AMG Balearic Pete Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 37 05-27-2013 06:43 AM
New Tyres Decision Dunlop or Kumho willydoit SLK R171 General Discussion 12 10-20-2012 11:28 AM
pardon ignorance- wheels and tyres Mbslkfirst SLK R171 General Discussion 4 10-09-2011 10:16 AM
Tyres Delboywww Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 14 09-13-2010 09:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.