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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2005, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Choices

-I've decided to upgrade my '00 s430 w/new AMG wheels. 18x8.5 in front (245/45r18), 18x9.5 in back (275/40r18). My question is If anyone has any recommendations to which tires to use? Since I live in Boston I have a set of snow tires, but wouldn't use them until the snow fell. So is it ok to use a "ultra-high performance" tire (like a sp 9000) in the winter or better stay with an a/s (like a Conti xteme or pirelli nero m&s).
Any experiance with these? Advice?
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RE: Tire Choices

I recently put new 18" AMG, double-spoke, staggard wheels on my 2000 W220/S500 w/ Goodyear Eagle F1 tires and could not be happier! I put new Michelin X-Ice tires on my original rims, and am looking forward to driving in the snow for the first time. I did a lot of research and spent some time on the phone w/ Luke @ The Tire Rack before deciding on these tires. I just washed the car this morning and will post a pic.
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i strongly suggest pirelli, for west coast, differences, unknown to me, i have good results hereYour text hereYour text here
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