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tires with higher speed ratings mainly have better temperature dissipation. often, they have softer rubber, which increases traction at the expense of tire wear.

side wall stiffness tends to be correlated more to the tire width profile (the /70, /60 number), and the tires load factor (the number before the speed letter & after the tire size, like 91H is load factor 91...). load factor is usually fairly consistent for a given size tire.


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I have Pirelli Centauro P5 right now



They have since stopped manufacturing them in my vehicle's required size so next time I'm probably going to go with GoodYear's ASSURANCE TRIPLETRED AS.

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Michelin . I use a different set for summer and for winter. Best tires, best warranty, best support, best across the board.
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Michelin . I use a different set for summer and for winter. Best tires, best warranty, best support, best across the board.
They are apparently the best, by far, on premature sidewall cracking too - not a good thing.
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They are apparently the best, by far, on premature sidewall cracking too - not a good thing.
cant say I've ever experienced that on Michelins, and most of my cars are parked outside full time. worst tire I ever had for that was some off brand (sold by Big O) LT tire, never again. just about when I noticed the first of the sidewall cracks, a tire developed a big sidewall blister and we replaced them, with at least 50% tread left.


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I have Pirelli Centauro P5 right now



They have since stopped manufacturing them in my vehicle's required size so next time I'm probably going to go with GoodYear's ASSURANCE TRIPLETRED AS.

Why not the P7 cinturato? Much better than that tripletread GY. I'm currently on Conti DWS06's, but once those are done I'll probably switch to the P7's.
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Be wary of whom you buy your tires from....some discount places are selling 3+yr old tires. Since indirect sunlight and ozone start breaking down tires immediately after manufacture...unless they are sealed in a bag and kept in the dark (not likely), they will weather check prematurely if they are 3+ yrs old.

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looks like p5's are discontinued. but Tire Rack, at least, has hardly anything to fit a stock w124 from Pirelli, a couple ice/snow tires, and a p6000 summer tire.


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If I were going stock size, I would probably just get a set of Cooper CS5s. Highly rated and inexpensive. I find that these cars pretty much stick like glue no matter what you put on. Even on snow tires it drives like a dream. Being in Seattle, though, wet traction is high priority, which is why I put the Continental on instead of the Pirelli P7. The P7 is supposedly softer riding, but lots of reports of subpar wet traction. Wasn't worth the risK for me.
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...I find that these cars pretty much stick like glue no matter what you put on.....
Errr . . . . no. Tire quality and rubber durometer are the biggest single factor to grip and ride comfort.
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