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I have a '97 E420 with 215/55R16 93H and was recently shopping for new all season tires. One salesman told me to buy the more expensive Michelin's because they work better with the "alignment system" that MB has as opposed to the cheaper Bridgestones. Any truth to what this guy is saying?
 

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I'm not sure I believe(or understand) what He said. I find Michelin generally has a better product. If the price diff. is large, and CASH is tight, buy the less $$$ tire.
 

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Sorry for confusion - the mechanic was trying to imply that one brand of tire worked better with MB's alignment than another brand. I have heard from others that it's hogwash,but I figured I would see if others have run into this.
 
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I haven't heard that one before. I can't even guess what he was trying to get at. There are lots of things to consider when purchasing new tires but that's not usually one of them. The only tire that I have heard of that actually takes a vehicles alignment into consideration is the Nitto Neo Gen.

From Nitto's website "The Neo Gen is an all-season ultra high-performance radial specifically engineered for lowered vehicles. Because the inner shoulder is one continuous block, the tread maintains stability on lowered vehicles with higher degrees of negative camber. This stability reduces tread flex and allows the tire to wear evenly. The result is a tire that prolongs performance on lowered vehicles."


-Travis
 
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