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Subject: Help on Tires Date: 4/11/2002 11:12 AM
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I need to replace the OEM tires on my 98 MB E-430. (Pls note that I Foolishly bought it used...). The current tires are Goodyear Eagle LS, 215/55R16.

I have found that the motor's power can break away the rears on downshifts if I even moderately get into it. This in turn kicks off the ASR system that, of course, reduces power and slows the car, which is just the opposite of what I want when I need to make a quick move like a high-speed merge, etc..

I'm sure new rubber will help. I don't want to disengage the ASR, especially because my DW often uses the car.

So suggestions, please. Should I just replace with stock rubber? Should I consider a plus one change? A plus two? There is a lot of room in the wheel wells lock to lock and up and down.

TIA for helpful advice...

Jeff
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