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Next week I am picking up my 2008 SLK55. It has Pirelli P Zero tires. I am assuming that these tires are factory original tires since the car has only 11,000 miles on it. I didn't know that SLK55s came with run flat tires??????? Does anyone else have factory original run flat tires on their SLK55? Just maybe the original owner had them put on.
Update - I just read that the Pirelli P Zero comes in non run flat version too. Maybe that is what my car will have.
 

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Don't always bet 11000 means original tires :D
I've replaced my 55 tires at less than that!

Check the brochures for the run flat options:

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I decided against them when I ordered my 09.
 

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Check the date code on the sidewalls. If they are older than 5 years, no matter what the tread depth, I would personally swap them out. Also do some home work on run-flats, if you are thinking about going that way. They will indeed allow you to limp along after a puncher, but at a cost. A buddy had a set on a C6 Corvette, had a flat, he called his dealer who told him to just stay put they would send out a flat bed truck to pick up the car. If he was to drive the car back to the shop they would have to put a brand new run-flat on the car.
 

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Check the date code on the sidewalls. If they are older than 5 years, no matter what the tread depth, I would personally swap them out. Also do some home work on run-flats, if you are thinking about going that way. They will indeed allow you to limp along after a puncher, but at a cost. A buddy had a set on a C6 Corvette, had a flat, he called his dealer who told him to just stay put they would send out a flat bed truck to pick up the car. If he was to drive the car back to the shop they would have to put a brand new run-flat on the car.
Very good advice regarding the date code. Not a fan of run flats.
Thanks
 
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