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Bailes

Member Since 26 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2014 08:16 PM
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In Topic: Tyre Wear. Plus What Tyres Will Have The Greatest Mileage

01 January 2014 - 07:43 PM

Dunlop Sportmaxx RT not good on wear?

The set I had on the car when I bought it lasted 40k!


In Topic: Tyre Wear. Plus What Tyres Will Have The Greatest Mileage

24 December 2013 - 11:39 PM

I'm anal about my Tyre pressures and after a bit of asking about and googling Goodyears are very bad for going out of shape!

 

Also noticed since my Fathers F30 320d has had it's Pirrelli P7's replaced with Goodyear Eagle NCT5s there is a bit of vibration around 50mph!


In Topic: Tyre Wear. Plus What Tyres Will Have The Greatest Mileage

24 December 2013 - 04:14 PM

I personally would avoid Goodyears.

I've had Goodyear Efficientgrips and Eagle F1 Assy 2's on my Mondeo.

 

The Efficientgrips had decent grip but the sidewalls were too soft which made the car feel disconnected. They also caused steering vibrations which I never got to the end of. They also wore out at an astonishing rate!

 

I had 4 Eagle F1 Assy 2's fitted and 2 of them went out of shape after just 3000miles. The tyre shop insisted this was something I have done and wouldn't replace them!

They also had very soft sidewalls and made the car feel very 'floaty'.  But they did last much longer than the Efficientgrips!

I still have 2 on the rear, one of them is out of shape but has been balenced out so I feel no vibrations.

 

I would reccomend Dunlop Sport maxx RT's or contisportcontact 3's.

They last well, are quiet and offer good all round performance.

 

I always pair up tyres on axles. Never just replace one tyre on an axle.

If I have an irrapairable puncture on the front of my car I would replace both front tyres.

 

Might be worth getting 4 new tyres and rotating them every 3000miles (Which I believe the manual reccomends if you have a look).


In Topic: What Have You Bought Your Ford For Christmas

23 December 2013 - 06:15 PM

My parents got me a Richbrook gearknob as my standard item is worn. Had a bit of hassle getting a half decent insert for the top of it but richbrook sorted it out after a bit of a nag!

 

I also have a new heated windscreen switch as the paint on mine is falling off.

 

And I have 6 litres of oil, a Hengst oil filter and a new sump plug sat on my floor.

 

Just need to pick a day with decent weather to fit it all!


In Topic: Unique Mileage Combination

17 December 2013 - 08:05 PM

Do it they are awesome cars I loved mine

 

My Father had two years ago! It's what got me interested in cars.

 

This is an 05 plate on LPG with 100k on the clock.

It'd be a straight swap for my 08 plate Titanium 1.8TDCi.

 

I like the thought of it being a simpler engine, more reliable too! But the age it putting me off.