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Old 04-08-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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C300 tires... How far will they go?

I've got 32,000 miles on my Michilin Pilot tires that came with my 2008 C300.

They still have a lot of tread on them.

I thought these low profile high performance tires were suppose to wear out sooner. I'm not complaining, just surprised.

I am running nitrogen in them, so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it.

How are you guys doing as far as tread wear and milage?
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:25 AM   #2
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HIGH performance..... no! these tires are like all around good. like bs performance. these tires are what they put on like honda accords and toyota camrys. benefit is they should last about 25,000 miles or more supposedly. as opposed to REAL performance tires that will only last around like 12k miles. My car gives out LIKE CRAZY and i think alot has to do with the tires. but ya they will last a long time and i don't think nitrogen makes a difference on treadwear.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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The Michelin's are an All Season Grand Touring tire. Should handle well, ride well and give good service life but not the best at anything. Of course, driving style makes a lot of difference as well.
I love mine and although they are not the stickiest tires around they fit my driving style pretty well...an added benefit is it makes it a little easier to swing the back end around when you get a wild hair...
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Well, that's great because it's not easily got worn out...lol
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
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I love mine and although they are not the stickiest tires around they fit my driving style pretty well...an added benefit is it makes it a little easier to swing the back end around when you get a wild hair...
Hmmm, does the warranty cover that?
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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I have 42,000 miles on since 08 and they still look good . I do mostly highway driving.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:51 PM   #7
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I have 42,000 miles on since 08 and they still look good . I do mostly highway driving.
Could you give me the full details of these Pilots ie model numbers so I can access them in Aust. Thanks.
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Michelin Pilot HX MXM4- THEY ARE SPECIFICLY FOR MERCEDES.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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The factory provides all-seasons with the 17" wheels and summer tires (Conti's) with the 18" AMG option.

I am unimpressed with the Conti's. They are very loud and seem to slip easily, especially with temps in the 30's (F).
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Thank you. Are the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 much different in performance & wearing characteristics ?
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Thank you. Are the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 much different in performance & wearing characteristics ?
Yes, PS2's are among the best tires on the planet. However, they are summer tires so expect poor performance below 40 degrees F, non-existent ice and snow traction and short tread life.

The Pilot HX MXM4's are mid-grade OEM all-seasons...no comparison.
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:33 AM   #12
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Tirerack.com has some good information on the two original equipment tires. This is a comparison of the two OEM tires for the 2008 C300. You can fine other tires as well.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...playResults=49
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Hey thanks for spelling tires the correct way



my stock conie's lasted 18,000 before i could see the string!!

lol i guess i driving style didn't help tho...
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:13 AM   #14
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Hey thanks for spelling tires the correct way



my stock conie's lasted 18,000 before i could see the string!!

lol i guess i driving style didn't help tho...

Sorry, but I'm a terrible speller.

What did you do to those conie's to only get 18,000? Driving style? Drag racing maybe?
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ya well, burnouts, flooring it every second i get and drifting seem to do them in real good.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:32 AM   #16
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Sounds like you're having waaay more fun than I am.

A while back my local insurance agent was telling me about a new company they carry that will put some kind of electronics in my car and if I don't speed or gun it, it'll reduce my insurance premium. They didn't say what happens if you do those things. I was more concerned about an expensive computer repair in my car than anything else should their device not play well with it.
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lol umm yaa, i think if i had one of those my insurance would kick me off
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That's what I though too. Then how do you explain it to the next insurer.

Got to catch some zzzz. Enjoyed the banter.
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I would kill to get 12k out of a set of tires. The C63 stock tires are wearing out (rears) anywhere from 3-5k miles, best reported so far is 8k on a set of OEM rears. Mine are ready to change at 4k and I have not done any burnouts nor do I spin them very often when taking off from a stop.
It is going to get real expensive if other tires wear as quickly as the OEM tires.
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I would kill to get 12k out of a set of tires. The C63 stock tires are wearing out (rears) anywhere from 3-5k miles, best reported so far is 8k on a set of OEM rears. Mine are ready to change at 4k and I have not done any burnouts nor do I spin them very often when taking off from a stop.
It is going to get real expensive if other tires wear as quickly as the OEM tires.
Good grief, those are either some soft tires or a lead foot.
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Sounds like you're having waaay more fun than I am.

A while back my local insurance agent was telling me about a new company they carry that will put some kind of electronics in my car and if I don't speed or gun it, it'll reduce my insurance premium. They didn't say what happens if you do those things. I was more concerned about an expensive computer repair in my car than anything else should their device not play well with it.
Maybe they can include a little gauge that shows how many $$$$ you are saving or spending...lol
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Anybody have an economical/quality replacement tire suggestion for the 18" contis?
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:56 PM   #23
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It has to be the tires, almost all the C63 owners on MBWorld are seeing the tires needing replacement in the 3-5k range. A few have been below 3k miles and your right, that has to be a lead foot drive from every stoplight.
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You know what that has to be.

The darn car is so overpowered that they're having to use very soft sticky rubber which doesn't last long. Otherwise, you'd be spinning out all the time.
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Anybody have an economical/quality replacement tire suggestion for the 18" contis?
Hankook S1, Falken FK456, Generals, Toyo T1R, Bridgestone RE760, Kumho...the list goes on
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