Originally Posted by 73shark
Watch the outside rib on the fronts for excessive wear that show up around 10K-15K miles.
If you get that, get the camber set as close to zero as the spec allows which may require the special camber bolts from MB for about $8/ea.
at 5K miles, I had our AI aligned by a MB authorized independent shop (the MB dealer couldn't do it originally) A year later, at 15K miles, the inside edges of the front tires were pretty worn. So I replaced them with Michelins, and had it all aligned again (this time the MB dealer did it, but they sent out to a nearby shop)
Recently on our first trip after the alignment, we noticed our hands on the steering wheel vibrate a bit. It's not uncomfortable, but visually very noticeable. I can't remember if they did before? Should the wheel /and hands on it, be perfectly smooth if aligned properly? Or is some, very visible, shaking normal? Or could this even be a balance problem?
Would appreciate some perspective from others.