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Old 12-27-2015, 07:42 PM
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Michelin Tires on GLS?

Watch MBUSA's introduction and stop the video at about 1:30:


Those are Michelin tires on the GLS, but I can't make out the wheel size, much less the sidewall specifications. As Michelin has a tire for the GLS, do they also offer a tire for the GL?

If so, that's what I'll be buying to replace the Conti UHPs at the first sign of uneven wear or vibration, which hasn't happened yet, but some on this forum have reported.
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At about 2:32 there is a clear view of the sidewall of the left front tire, which appears to be a Michelin 275 / 50 R 20, which is not suitable for a 21" wheel as installed on the 2015 GL550. Not that there isn't a suitable Michelin replacement for the Conti UHP, but not this tire. The search continues ...
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here is the list from Tire rack.


http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...nLoadRating=XL


The best one in the rank is the ExtremeContact DWS 06 which got a 8.9 treadwear rating, which is not bad at all compared to the UHP that has a 6.5 treadwear rating. Plus it's little cheaper.

I might give those a try soon.
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I wonder if this tire will work for the GLS450 in a size 20"?

This is the same conversation I had with my E-Class, Michelin vs. Continental vs. Pirelli. I had stock 18" Pirelli's and switched to Continental DWS. The car drives so much better, noise is reduced and better on wet surfaces.
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Originally Posted by tate16t View Post
I wonder if this tire will work for the GLS450 in a size 20"?

This is the same conversation I had with my E-Class, Michelin vs. Continental vs. Pirelli. I had stock 18" Pirelli's and switched to Continental DWS. The car drives so much better, noise is reduced and better on wet surfaces.

I'm currently looking for 20" tires for my GL350 and found these Cooper Tires:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...0&rd=20&cs=285


It's 285/50/20, which is much cheaper than original size and according to reviews that I've been reading - they are very good. What do you think ?
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The Michelin Premier LTX comes in sizes for the GL. Once the OEM Contis wear out, those will be going on.


Tire Rack: Testing Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires: Evolution Improves the Breed
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...y.jsp?ttid=203


...but apparently not for the GL 550's 21" wheels.

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Originally Posted by aeggroup View Post
I'm currently looking for 20" tires for my GL350 and found these Cooper Tires:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...0&rd=20&cs=285


It's 285/50/20, which is much cheaper than original size and according to reviews that I've been reading - they are very good. What do you think ?
I don't have any experience with Cooper's but they were mentioned in the E-Class forum more then once.
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