Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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I've been fan of French Michelins but lately driving less went for cheaper Firehawks. I think they are made in US, but have to check it.
Those got me really impressed. Not only much better traction on slippery roads at ski resorts, but lately I hit a pothole that bend OEM rim about 1" out of shape developing quite visible crack. The tire not only didn't blow up, but holds the air and I noticed the damage after driving over 100 miles at speeds of 80-90 mph.