Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Vehicle: R172 SLK350 AMG Sport 2012, Iridium silver with bengal red exclusive leather.
Other Toys: Mini Countryman Cooper-S, Adria Twin motorhome, Gibson Nemesis racecar.
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Latest radical performance mod...
Extremely happy with my latest change to my 350. New rear tyres😎 totally transformed the car from being extremely wayward, even in the dry, to something much more pleasant to drive. It grips, it's progressive when it slides, it gives confidence. The combination of a dimwitted autobox and 4 year old tyres that are past their best doesn't work well, particularly in the wet!
It's a timely reminder of how important tyres are, the previous Continentals weren't too old and still had 3mm of tread, but were close to being dangerous. It just isn't worth wringing the last few miles out of tyres, they aren't that expensive and having tyres that 'work' allows you to enjoy the car properly.
Replaced the tyres with Michelin Pilot Sports, seem very good so far, be interesting to see how they are in the wet, but I expect they will be good. Additional bonus is that the ride comfort is noticeably better too, due to softer rubber and bit more tread. Happy days.