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tires for MB1978 450SL

I have to get new tires for my car and can't find any really good H rated tires. My size is 205/70/R14. They just don't make high performance tires for a small wheel anymore and I am reluctant to settle for poor performance. I now have Bridgestone Turanzas EL50Z but they have been discontinued I'm thinking of getting the Beidgestone Turanza LST which come in a 14" wheel. Is this a good choice. My main concern is good handling, wet roadability, and traction. Let me know if anyone has any ideas. Or if you think the Turanza LST is agood choice. It comes highly rated on Tirerack.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-26-2005, 02:25 PM
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RE: tires for MB1978 450SL

Buy some 16" wheels and then you can choose from a wide selection of performance tyres that will handle so much better you will wonder why you didn't do it earlier.

I replaced the standard 14" wheels on my W116 and noticed a very slight drop in comfort but a huge increase in handling, wet roadability, and traction.

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