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irvine

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White wall tyres???
« on: 11 July 2018, 01:50 AM »
Hey everyone, it’s new tyres time and I wanna fit white walled tyres. I’m wondering what brand other people have been using??

I don’t want the silly stuck on flaps or mess around with paint.

Thanks,
Neil.

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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #1 on: 11 July 2018, 04:20 AM »
Maxxis MA-1 is a good one. Zero complaints from me and I’m running them on my blue 6.9.

Tim
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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #2 on: 11 July 2018, 06:09 PM »
I know they aren't high performance but I have to agree with Tim,
I have had no complaints with the Maxxis fitted to my 6.9
They are quiet and comfortable and look good on the car.
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
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irvine

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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #3 on: 12 July 2018, 02:51 AM »
What money we talking about for the maxxis?
I’m not too fussed about performance tyres anymore been there done that with m3’s etc and a 280se is farrr from performance.

Neil.

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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #4 on: 12 July 2018, 03:01 AM »
1979 6.9 #5541 (Red Bull)
1979 6.9 #5398 -P
1978 6.9 #4248 -P
1979 6.9 #3686 (Moby Dick)
1978 6.9 #1776 (Dora)
1977 450SEL #067010 white -P
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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #5 on: 12 July 2018, 05:01 AM »
Robert D..      what size did you opt for mate ?

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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #6 on: 12 July 2018, 05:08 AM »
Not big bucks, I got mine from Tyrepower. I’d be enquiring at your local tyre shop as I bought mine a few years back, they were over $100 for the 215s.

Tim
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Re: White wall tyres???
« Reply #7 on: 12 July 2018, 04:01 PM »

 These are 215/70 X 14 they are the correct size for the 6.9 although the load rating of 96 is a smidge under the factory recommendation.

 The 280 would have left the factory with 195/70's and the 450se's were shod with 205/70's

they aren't expensive, think I paid @ $160 each

cheers
116   1978 450SEL 6.9 #  4848
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 6225  SOLD
116   1978 450SEL  6.9 # 5128  SOLD
116   1979 450SEL  6.9 # 5884  SOLD
116   1974 450SEL  DJet