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    C230 Tires

    Hi,
    It's time for some new tires on my 2000 c230. It's my daily driver. I live in Nashville and the winter wx is pretty decent, we got a little frozen precip last night, but we don't use snow tires/winter tires here. A friend recommended Kuhmo's- he used them on his a couple of yrs ago. Any other suggestions? I have 15" wheels. Looking for good balance of handling vs. longevity. Thanks! BryceKat

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    ive used bridgestone potenzas.... but i cant say weather here is that extreme from where you are...

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    Pretty much the best tire in that category is the Michelin Premier AS. I have them on my stockers and they have a decent ride. I can tell you I have tried the Kumho Solus tires on my Cadillac and they are terrible compared to the Michelin- this is ride quality as well as steering responsiveness. As for lateral grip? Not in those size wheels. it really is a mute point that nothing that size will hold a corner well compared to a 17 or 18x8 wheel and tire combo taking the best 15 and the worst 17- the 17 is an easy win.

    I am a tire connoisseur if I may say- I actually just put Michelin Pilot SuperSports onto my car in 225-40-18 fronts and 255-35-18 rears only because I seek the very best lateral grip out there for safety in dry and wet conditions. I always feel bad recommending tires etc due to cost and affordability. TO each it is a personal choice and what one can or cares to spend. I always look at it is the safety link between me and the road. I spare no expensive and will try to spend extra money wisely for that safety of grip.

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    Thanks guys for your input. Vetruck, thanks for your wisdom on the way you look at tires! That is a good way of looking at it!

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    @Bryce- I did a little checking around right now and found that this company Accelera makes a 205-60-15 "V" rated tire. They are chinese cheapie tires that I bought and tried a set on my Dodge Neon race car the end of last year and worked surprisingly well- especially for the price. I was looking for some cheap new tires I could beat on in a thrasher class I was racing and actually went from lat to first in 12 laps (32-1st) of a two part 30 lap race. The sizes I was running are 215-40-17, but they do make a 205-60-15. I would actually recommend trying these.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/205-60-15-Ac...JVXnIM&vxp=mtr

    here's an in car video of that race with the new Acceleras on the car.Click image for larger version. 

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    Thumb down for video on this page link- I have the red helmet veiw half way down the page.
    http://www.ebay.com/motors/blog/irwi...about-america/

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    Love the video! My wife even liked it. I told her she should cause that's the way she drives. The swelling in my eye is going down, it should be better sometime next week��! She really did like it. The tires look bad ass! Reviews on a British website kinda crap on their wet weather performance tho, and unfortunately we get our fair share and y'alls fair share of rain over here. Thanks Bro!

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    Love the video! My wife even liked it. I told her she should cause that's the way she drives. The swelling in my eye is going down, it should be better sometime next week😜! She really did like it. The tires look bad ass! Reviews on a British website kinda crap on their wet weather performance tho, and unfortunately we get our fair share and y'alls fair share of rain over here. Thanks Bro!

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    I use sumitomo h2r,s ? I forget but there decent in winter

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