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Old 05-02-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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Tyre advice needed

Due to change my rears on a 65 plate w205 250 d need 205/40 R 18Y on second set of Conti's and nearly 19k on car.I am not a boy racer but enjoy driving but does anyone think this milage is good or any experience with other brands.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:31 AM   #2
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My 245X18 rear contis on my e 350 are currently at 12500 MLS, still with a good/reasonable tread depth, maybe you are "boy racering" more than you think.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:01 PM   #3
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I get 17000 miles from rears, considerably more on the fronts.
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Old 05-02-2017, 12:35 PM   #4
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I've got 36000 miles out of my ContiEcoContact5s on my Volvo XC60 (FWD) and the worst of the four tyres has just over 5mm of tread, the others at 5.5. I did swap the front and rears about 10k miles ago.

It's a pretty impressive feat for a heavy car with a very torquey engine.
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I actually got the car last may with 11300 on clock [from main MB dealer]and rears were contis 5 but not MO not new and most milage is motorway [France for a week and Spain for 2.5 weeks] and really are gentle to my car.I have put on 7k prob 1000 to 1500 miles left.Maybe it because not MO ?
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I'm on 52k and I will be on my 5th set of tyres very soon. 2013 E250 Class Cabriolet. Always have Conti's and last time had Sport Contact 6 on. It's on 19" wheels. First name terms with tyre company lol.
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My rear tyres have gone from new to 3mm in 12.5k miles. Pirelli PZero MO.
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:42 PM   #8
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I actually got the car last may with 11300 on clock [from main MB dealer]and rears were contis 5 but not MO not new and most milage is motorway [France for a week and Spain for 2.5 weeks] and really are gentle to my car.I have put on 7k prob 1000 to 1500 miles left.Maybe it because not MO ?


With that kind of driving I have been getting 20k on rears but Michelin not Continental. Got 30k out of the fronts. 220d though so less torque going through the rears I suppose.


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