Tyre replacement

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ftype88
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Tyre replacement

Post by ftype88 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:17 am

My plans to get new tires in the future have been hastened by driving over an enormous Allen key which lodged into my wheel! Not happy! It’s been fixed up but won’t last long.

Beyond the pirellis and Michelin pilot sport 4 s (what I think I’ll go for) are there any other cracking recommendations?

Also my colleagues are all telling me to go for part worn or nearly new - is this as bad an idea as it sounds?

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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by JurassicF » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:41 am

Part worn tyres as a replacement on an F Type.
Bad idea.
Get yourself some new Michelins.
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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by PhilB » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 am

ftype88 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:17 am
Also my colleagues are all telling me to go for part worn or nearly new - is this as bad an idea as it sounds?
It's about as bad as it can get.
Two things people should never try and save money on - tyres and brakes as ultimately those are the things that are keeping you on the road.
Buy new tyres from a reputable supplier every time.
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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by cj10jeeper » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:14 am

Think where part works come from...mostly accidents and write offs. You therefore have no idea if the tyre was damaged, pinched in an impact etc. Cords could be damaged and tyre collapse the first time under load and speed.
Sure way of finding yourself in a ditch or central reservation.

If you can afford an F you can afford new decent tyres


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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by Dan_Veluwe » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:48 pm

In all forums I know the Michelins SS4 are know to be excellent tires, so you can not go wrong there. Personnally I also consider a 'local' brand.
The make "Vredestein" is manufacturer that has been bought by a huge company, but they still use the brandname as its widely known. On another forum [ for Landrover Discovery 3 and 4 ], they are highly praised for winter and M&S tires [ wintrac ]. They also make performance tires for sportscars " ULTRAC VORTI ". Its not easy to find reviews on these other than from magazines or the manufacturer.
The factory that makes the machines for the producing the tires [ VMI ] is in the area where I live , they also sell these to Vredestein for making their tires... So for me there is a nationalistic aspect to want to know and try these out.

But for the moment its still on OEM Pzero's ...
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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by scm » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:07 pm

Buying part-worn may be good for people for whom the "saving" represents a substantial proportion of their car's value, but on an F-Type? That's peanuts compared to the cost of ownership!
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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by john-handy » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:16 pm

I am having MP4S fitted Tuesday
I can’t wait to get these rubbish Pirellis off
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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by ftype88 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:02 pm

I have gone for having new mp4s fitted today, looking forward to it. As I said I wasn’t very keen on the idea of ‘part worn’ tires, seems like an unnecessary risk! And I’ve managed to get a decent deal on the tyres from my local garage anyway so it’s all good.


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Re: Tyre replacement

Post by ftype88 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm

Obligatory photo - had a quick run out with the new tires fitted and they’re absolutely brilliant - it feels like a different car in terms of steadiness and control. Also a bit smoother as a ride and I prefer the general rumble to the old ones. Happy days

Ps Yes I’ve checked my panel spacing

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