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Tire recommendation

I currently have Sumitomo tires on my car, and am interested in exploring another brand. Any suggestions? I just discovered a flat tire this am, luckily in my garage so I am in the market come Monday morning

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beat him to it

have you done a search?

I use Continental Extreme DWS
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I use the OEM Continental ExtremeContact DW. The factory code tires are different from the generic ones. Michelin Pilot Sports are also excellent and work well on the SLK. Cheap, off-brand tires frequently cause bizarre handling quirks to appear so I stick with quality European tires for my M-Bs
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There are many choices. You need to decide what you are looking for in a tire. SLK comes with High Performance Summer tires. The rears tires will out in 10k to 12k miles. Great for handling. Some like all season performance tires where tire wear is 20k plus, not for high performance but good for ever day driving. Then are are some type between these two options. What are you looking for in a tire?


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Looking for an all around quality tire, you know, shopping, short commute to work, and more shopping
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Khumo take some beating


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Thanks all, I'm going tire shopping today!
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I have Pirelli P Zero 255/35 on the back and 245/45 on the front and they are rubbish in the wet They can be given some abuse in the dry tho.
I used to have Kumho Ecsta on my old 123D (remapped) Coupe and they were amazing. I will be going for them next! Cheap too.
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Ive used Khumos for about eight years now after reading some excellent reviews, I have not been dissapointed, the Aldi/Lidl of the tyre world!!

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