Notices
Wheels, Tires, Suspension & Brakes Forum-Sponsored By Tire Rack Discuss wheels, tires, suspension and brakes for your Mercedes-Benz.
Need wheels & tires? Checkout the MBWorld Marketplace and support your forums!
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Luke: Continental ExtremeContact DSW

 
Old 01-13-2010, 02:16 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
w203/01, W204/09
Luke: Continental ExtremeContact DSW

Luke,

re: Mercedes C240, 2001
re: Continental ExtremeContact DSW

If I wanted to install these tires because of the glowing ratings and all around characteristics. And coming from Michelin MXV4 Primacy Which I really liked. And because the Continental's are out of stock, would you have a complementary recommendation, but not the MXV4?

Thanks
-Alan
alanedinger is offline  
Old 01-14-2010, 03:17 PM
  #2  
TR Moderator & Tire God
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SouthBend, IN USA
Posts: 3,544
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
depends on the weather
2 of my favorites are

Michelin Pilot Sport AS+
Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS Pole Position
Luke@tirerack is offline  
Old 01-15-2010, 03:53 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 28
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
w203/01, W204/09
Re: Continental ExtremeContact DSW

I'll take a look at those.

Thanks for the reply.

-A
alanedinger is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 01:12 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 255
Likes: 0
Received 7 Likes on 6 Posts
I had both the Bridgestone 960RE and Pilot Sport A/S. I do not recommend both of them at all. Here is why: Bridgestone RE960 vibrated badly and could not be balanced, were harsh over bumps even with lower PSI than the car recommended and felt very numb in steering. I switched them out for the Pilot Sport A/S after 3 weeks. The pilot sports where smoother but pulled constantly to the left, had to replace 2 tires after 2 months due to tire separation, they were terrible in snow and had too much road feel and noise.

Finally, I got the Michelin Primacy MXV4 which are by far the best tires I have ever had. So smooth, sporty, and quiet. They are also amazing in the snow and on rough roads. Go back to the Primacy and you won't be disappointed,
Baloo588 is offline  
Old 01-16-2010, 09:32 AM
  #5  
TR Moderator & Tire God
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SouthBend, IN USA
Posts: 3,544
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
depends on the weather
sorry you experienced problems but, those experiences are far from the norm.

The one thing that does stand out though is your comments on the Pilot Sport AS. When that tire first came out it did have issues with 'radial pull' on many MB models. So much so that Mercedes Benz issued a TSB regarding them. The issue was quickly resolved by Michelin. That said and while they do look similar the Michelin Pilot Sport AS+ is a completely different tire and replaces the original Pilot Sport AS

Last edited by [email protected]; 01-16-2010 at 09:38 AM.
Luke@tirerack is offline  
 

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Luke: Continental ExtremeContact DSW


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description: