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Hawk

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Tires
« on: October 17, 2021, 22:18:11 »
I’m a new 280 SL owner.
 Did all 280sl come with white wall tires? What is the width of the white wall?

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Re: Tires
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2021, 00:34:27 »
The pagodas came with white walls and standard. Your car will have the info of what tires it came with from the factory on your data card.

You can buy 4 hankook white walls tires for a decent price ($280 installed). The whitewall on those are 20mm.

I believe original whitewalls were a little thicker.

There are more expensive whites out there.   It just depends what your wallet can handle and what you are trying to accomplish. Do a search. Lots of info.
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Re: Tires
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2021, 02:34:27 »
Thanks

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Re: Tires
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2021, 05:38:29 »
The pagodas came with white walls and standard. Your car will have the info of what tires it came with from the factory on your data card.


I would have thought the US ones came with white walls, the Euro did not (e.g. those with Continentals)...
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Re: Tires
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2021, 10:10:19 »
What is the correct size tire for a 1969 280 SL?

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Re: Tires
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2021, 10:15:10 »
The tech manual is your friend 🤣

https://www.sl113.org/wiki/WheelsTires/TireSize
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