Last post on May 28, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Tires, Wheels, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Feb 07, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I just bought a set of Falken FK452 for my 2005 C230K and so far am impressed. They cost about as much as the OEM Pilots, have a 50% higher treadware rating and so far handle about as well while riding just as quietly.
I haven't had a track day or a run up Angeles Crest with them yet, but I am optimistic.
#6 of 8 Wrong Size Tire - Flew off on freeway
Mar 11, 2009 (9:54 am)
I have a 2006 Mercedes C230. 3 weeks ago I got a flat tire, passenger front. I took it in and it was unrepairable. I bought a new tire and the tire company put it on. At the time, I did not know it was the wrong size. My fronts are 17ís and my backs are Profile 19ís. They replaced the passenger front with a 19. So I was driving on 3 19s and 1 17. Yesterday on the freeway going 65mph, my steering wheel started to shake for about 6 seconds, as I began to slow and bank a bit as the freeway curved right, I observed my drivers front (the 17) fly off my car. It wasnít until I got to another tire store to replace the tire I just lost that they told me that the tire that was just replaced weeks ago was the wrong size. They removed that tire and I ended up replacing both front ones.
Could the passenger front tire being the wrong size have caused the older, smaller tire to fly off the car as it did? I keep hearing it is dangerous to mix tires sizes on the same axle, but I want to have my answers before I go in to the original tire store.