Posted by stevegtuk
on 30 September 2014 - 09:43 AM
I personally wouldn't touch part worns unless you know for sure where they came from.
I used to buy them when I was younger to save money, but it turned out to be false economy and alot of them had invisible faults, hence why they were removed in the first place.
some examples are
I had a full set which looked perfect, but when they were on the car it shook terribly, when I went back to the seller it turned outthe car had been torched but the tyres were ok, on further inspection it turned out they were all warped due to the heat.
Others I have had, had bulges which weren't shown until the cars weight was on them, but if this was on the inside of the tyre it wasn't seen unless I get under the car without lifting it off its wheels
I also put on tyres that had slightly more wear to one side than the other due to previous cars misalignment, they also wore down very quickly
When I did more research I found out once the tyres have worn unevenly, even though you might get tracking or whatever is causing the problem corrected, the tyres will not correct their wear and stay in the already uneven worn shape so still wear unevenly.
Posted by stevegtuk
on 27 September 2014 - 09:03 PM
This often happens when you replace a large amount of bulbs to leds. There is always a tiny amount of current going through the light system until the energy saver kicks in after about 20 mins and the power stops, but normal bulbs are higher power so the power isn't enough to light them up, but enough to glow leds.
The usual advice is to have one bulb as a standard filament one to draw this small amount of power, the ones usually used are either the glovebox light or maybe a rear courtesy light that would need to be an led.
Why should police have to go by rules and guidelines about having to advertise where they will be parked and having to stand out like a sore thumb so everyone can see, when the criminals they are trying to catch don't advertise where they will be speeding or stealing cars.
The idea of sending video clipe to the police is a good one, I have thought about it myself. But.
I asked a retired chief police inspector whether it was worth driving around with a camera on then sending any clips regarding driving offences in to the police.
He said in theory it would be a good idea, but in practice, the amount of video evidence they would get in including people just taking a dislike to other road users for no reason would be enormous. The police have so much on their plate nowadays due cutbacks in staff and all the paper work they have to do, they probably wouldn't bother with it all.
Tis an idea lol sadly the display of anything that simulates lights is an offence as far as I know
I'll reword it
get a couple of fake aerials on the roof, some plastic light surrounds in the rear window that look as if lights would be fitted in them (or those emergency amber strobe lights you can get on ebay, but obviously don't use them on the road) and wear a hi vis vest and people might think your an unmarked police car.
Plus from reading that link, it suggests that unmarked cars have two people in most of the time. In that case if you are on your own, get a blow up doll with a hi vis vest in the passenger seat
James, I am aware that blue and red flashing lights are illegal for none emergency services to use, but I didn't want to write too much and lose the plot
Saying that, are they allowed to be fitted providing they are only switched on on private land or shows, in the same way things like blue neons, and red lights showing at the front of the car are only allowed to be used in the same way. Or is it illegal full stop to have them, for example when emergency service cars are sold on and their lights have to be removed or painted over.