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Date registered: May 2006
Vehicle: 2001 E320 - Brilliant Silver/Ash: 104,000+
Location: West Virginia, USA
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If my car is any indication (RWD E320), here is my experience. I bought the car with new tires w/53,000 and had them rotated w/58,000. At 63,000 the fronts were visably worn much more than the rears (tires had been on rear and front wheels for 5000). I am pretty consistant in using a 30psi inflation pressure. MB says to run at 27, so I might make that change soon.
I had the tires rotated again (best on front wheels now). The MB tech who did that said during a Michelin seminar he attended, they were taught that the "steering wheels" should have the best tread.
As far as I can tell, the car has always been properly aligned and at about 60,000 miles had a full 4-wheel alignment after the rack and pinion was removed, repaired, and replaced. That was for the well documented squeaking steering wheel TSB and problem.
Mercedes Benz - Das beste oder nichts!
Last edited by Musikmann; 07-19-2007 at 11:54 AM.