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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I was checking the pressure in the tires and while checking the spare I noticed that the tire on the black alloy spare rim is a Goodyear Eagle F1 235/ 45Z R17. We bought the car in 2009 so I was wondering was the the stock spare? Z rated no less. The car si the base model, not sport. I thought someone out there might know what tires came on these when new. Thanks for the help.
 

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Face lifted models (2000 to 2002) E430s came with 17" wheels. Your spare tire is probably original. Check the production date on the side.............I would replace it.
 

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I was checking the pressure in the tires and while checking the spare I noticed that the tire on the black alloy spare rim is a Goodyear Eagle F1 235/ 45Z R17. We bought the car in 2009 so I was wondering was the the stock spare? Z rated no less. The car si the base model, not sport. I thought someone out there might know what tires came on these when new. Thanks for the help.
On mine it was Continental
 

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Thanks 260e, I did not think the MBZ factory used Goodyears, but I don't know that is why I asked.
Check the production date. If it's xx99 or xx00, it is highly likely factory original. Otherwise, previous owner replaced the original spare because of age.
 

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OK thank you everyone, If I used more light and looked closer I would have answered my question, I needed alittle direction from the forum. The tire was made in Germany on the 12th week of 2000. I had no clue that some Goodyear tires where made there.
 

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Well I learned something too. There were a variety of tire makers they used for any given model year. My 2011 E3 50 came with Perelli鈥榮.

FWIW at one time I think they only came with Michelin鈥榮 or continentals
 
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