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Started by raueda1, 09 June 2022, 10:25 AM
QuoteIt is a Mercedes policy to sacrifice a modicum of ride refinement in order to achieve good handling. So it is with their hydro-pneumatic system which doesn't soak up the bumps at low speed in the way the Citroen would. But then neither does it roll or pitch so much. Our only real criticism of the 6.9's ride/handling compromise is its poor suppression of the bump-thump from the fat tyres - perhaps a small price to pay for such comfort and such sure-footed handling.
QuoteAt low speeds, the ride can feel slightly firm, in the usual German manner, over rough surfaces; after that it falls into the category of those rides that are sufficiently good for you never to think about them.
Quote from: raueda1 on 09 June 2022, 05:27 PMI'm actually having a anxiety-inducing medical treatment that is making me fret over this kind of thing (among a great many others). It will subside soon enough....
Quote from: Randys01 on 09 June 2022, 06:45 PMI recently had my spheres renewed when after 11years they just gave up the ghost almost overnight. The faster we go the better it feels but there is no doubt about a level of firmness in certain situations....mainly low speed minor one off bumps in the road. However I suspect that as few of us are running Michelin XWS [modern equiv) one can't be too sure how much of the ride can be attributed to the tyres. I stuck with 14 inch when it came to time to replace and these are new too. Due to the the limited range avail I bought some of the worst tyres I've ever encountered.I can't help but feel these are part of the problem.
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