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posted October 22, 2000 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dryfly     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I need to purchase new tires for my Mercedes E320. I drive fast and corner agressively, and live where there is no snow and little rain and VERY hot in the summer. I want to keep my standard 15" rims.

Can any of you help me with a good choice for performance tires?

Every dealer I talk to here wants to keep me in Michelin Energy's but they appear to be more of a compromise touring tire to my uninformed mind.

Many thanks,

[This message has been edited by Dryfly (edited October 22, 2000).]

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posted October 24, 2000 05:40 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
two recommendations for you that are cheaper than the Michelins and handle a lot better:

1.) Bridgestone RE 730
2.) Kumho Supra 712

Shop at tirerack.com not your local dealer for the best price and service. They will drop ship your tires to a recommended tire installation center or a shop of your choice. They have excellent test results and customer survey results to compare tires. My e-mail is diacovone@aol.com if you have any more questions.

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posted October 27, 2000 07:53 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Brigestones are stiff riding, and I wouldn't trust Brigestone/Firestone anymore. I like Pirelli P6000 summer tires: 215/60VR15. These will ride smoother, and unless you have aftermarket suspension upgrades, Ultra High Performance tires will just ride noisier and harsher.

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