Author Topic: White wall tyres  (Read 5344 times)

Madmerc

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White wall tyres
« on: December 12, 2015, 15:57:53 »
Hi guys I just purchased  a 1963 220seb coupe  and I want to put on some white wall tyres does any one recommend a brand or size that I need thanks

Jowe

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Re: White wall tyres
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 16:40:30 »
Or, why not buy inserts like these:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/4x-Weiswandringe-13-Zoll-TUV-Mercedes-Weiswandreifen-W111-220SE-250SE-280SE-/201085280497?hash=item2ed19de0f1:g:EfwAAOSwIrNWFN0u

That broadens your choice of tires. It's very hard to see the difference between real whitewall tires and these inserts, even from close distance. (Own experiece from when I bought my car and recognised them afterwards. But I'm very happy about them anyway.)

Added pic of my car.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2015, 19:23:30 by Jowe »
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Re: White wall tyres
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2015, 18:29:29 »
HI, anyone else used these?
1969 280 SL Manual gear shift
1972 280SE 3.5 auto

Garry

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Re: White wall tyres
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2015, 21:32:38 »
I have but I have never been able to get them to fit up properly and they are still sitting in the shed never used.

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Re: White wall tyres
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2015, 23:30:22 »
Those cars came with 13 inch rims. I would get some 108 rims so you can at least find rubber for it.
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1961  190SL
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Re: White wall tyres
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 23:58:53 »
https://www.dbtires.com/2015_catalog/2015_Catalog_Lo.pdf

Scroll down to page 17. I have these on my '60 W128 coupe. Very nice quality tire and better than the Phoenix thin white wall I have on my '68 W111.
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