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Old 1st November 2014, 16:59   #1
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My 2007 Mercedes E class requires its 2nd tyre replacement. I had put Michelin Primacy LC tyres exactly 3 years and 15000 kms ago but they have worn out quite soon and are troubling me with punctures quite often.

Please suggest which tyre to go for. Not so keen on Michelin this time around because of the early wear.

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My 2007 Mercedes E class requires its 2nd tyre replacement. I had put Michelin Primacy LC tyres exactly 3 years and 15000 kms ago but they have worn out quite soon and are troubling me with punctures quite often.

Please suggest which tyre to go for. Not so keen on Michelin this time around because of the early wear.

Thanks.
I havent been too happy with the LC's too. However there is a newer Michelin 3ST that has good reviews. This would be your best bet
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Please suggest which tyre to go for. Not so keen on Michelin this time around because of the early wear.

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I havent been too happy with the LC's too. However there is a newer Michelin 3ST that has good reviews. This would be your best bet

I had changed tyres of my E270 (now sold) I opted for the Goodyear Eagle tyres. I am not sure which one it was exactly but had a V tread pattern. View here.

The tyres provided excellent grip on both dry and wet roads.
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Thanks I did check out the Goodyear tyres. Looked pretty good. Much cheaper than the Michelins too. I think I'll go with that.
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You may want to check out the Pirelli Pinturato P7 and the Vredestein tyres.

15000 kms is too less for your tyres to wear out. Make sure you check the manufacturing date stamped on the tyres & ensure that they are not more than 1 year old (ideally < 6 months old) when fitted. Older tyres tend to wear out faster.
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It's early days yet as I have only 10,000 kms on my Michelin Pilot Sport 3s. They are beautiful tyres....leech-like grip in all conditions. Don't see any premature wear but, like I said, early days yet.

For a premium 6-cylinder car, this tyre would be on the top of my list.
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It's early days yet as I have only 10,000 kms on my Michelin Pilot Sport 3s. They are beautiful tyres....leech-like grip in all conditions. Don't see any premature wear but, like I said, early days yet.

For a premium 6-cylinder car, this tyre would be on the top of my list.
I second GTO. With a capable car, it is a folly to cheap out on tyres.
Also, worth considering are Yokohama Advan Sport and Pirelli P-Zero.
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I went with the Michelin 3 ST. Driven around 2000 kms already. Quite happy with them.
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I went with the Michelin 3 ST. Driven around 2000 kms already. Quite happy with them.
Hi Manish,
I am in the same situation where I need to change the tyres of my E class and would be like to know your experience with Michelin 3ST ?

the current tyre size is 245/40 R18 and the past two tyre changes have lasted about 15k kms only (Continental and Dunlop).

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Hi Manish,
I am in the same situation where I need to change the tyres of my E class and would be like to know your experience with Michelin 3ST ?

the current tyre size is 245/40 R18 and the past two tyre changes have lasted about 15k kms only (Continental and Dunlop).

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Hi Sid, The ride and control are both very good with the Michelins. What I noticed is that the road tyre noise is also quite less compared to other tyres. They're pretty soft though so I doubt they will also last more than 15k kms.

Hope this helps.
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