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lance
Thursday 25th August 2005, 12:41
Its that time again when my front tyres need replacing. I have been running BF Goodridge for the last 13k aprox, and to be fair Ive given them a hard time.
How is everyone else finding tyre life?

Murphy
Thursday 25th August 2005, 12:42
Fabia can shed all it's rubber every 5k :) So pretty toss really !

The T5 did 10k on cheap tyres, and even less on Toyo Proxies. I say stick to the BF they sound perfect !

swordy21
Thursday 25th August 2005, 12:58
My AVon zz3's have got to 17K with at least 3mm remaining across the inner 3/4, however the outer edge (1 in) is completely bald, but thats because both my tracking and camber is way out. Bl**dy speed bumps.

Wobbly Dave
Thursday 25th August 2005, 12:58
I think my contis will not thank me for taking them around Bruntingthorpe - even so - I am impressed.

lance
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:09
[QUOTE=swordy21]My AVon zz3's have got to 17K with at least 3mm remaining across the inner 3/4, however the outer edge (1 in) is completely bald, but thats because both my tracking and camber is way out. Bl**dy speed bumps.[/QUOTE

I think 17k is very good , worth having your wheel alliament and tracking done every time for defo.

Mine are around 1.6-1mm on the outer edge ( if im lucky)too much high speed cornering and speed humps, but with all this rain im finding it harder to get the power down. Im skint so Im hoping for a good price on Bf Goodridge again as they seem pretty good.

madness
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:14
i got 18k from last set and that included 1/4 mile racing as well
i run dunlop sp9000

lance
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:16
Very Good, Is the S40 a good bit lighter as that might help you get longer life, I know T5s are notorious for front tyre wear.

madness
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:27
not much difference.
our customers get anything between 15 and 30k on average with the t5's

lance
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:33
But I bet the average customer hasnt got a mad right foot like mine and rica, I dont think Ive ever managed to get 20 k let alone 30k out of anything front wheel drive with even the slightest hint of power.

madness
Thursday 25th August 2005, 13:38
some of them are maniacs going on their brake wear.
a guy with a new V70R has had a set of tyres after 3k though !!!
and he is booked in again next week for another set

at the opposite end there is a hire new v70 that got 40k from tyres as all he does is airport runs!!!!!!!

spesh
Thursday 25th August 2005, 14:28
Should I lie and say about 15K or should I tell the truth and say 4K max?

p fandango
Thursday 25th August 2005, 14:52
i've got to be well over 15k from my Generals & still going strong, & halve the price of most common makes :haha:

fraz13
Thursday 25th August 2005, 14:59
Am lucky a get 7k but a like lighting them up n filling the air in a lovely rubbery odour :B_rotfl:

At 50 a corner a aint bothered lol

philt6
Thursday 25th August 2005, 15:02
i use Avon ZZ3 on mine very good

Rufe
Thursday 25th August 2005, 23:14
Should I lie and say about 15K or should I tell the truth and say 4K max?

damien, something tells me 4,000 would be about right my friend (if that lol)
i was talking to the fella that did your box last time, and when they put your car on the ramp, the underneath was covered in a layer of rubber. hmmm :haha:

M44K TS
Thursday 25th August 2005, 23:32
I put a brand new tyre on the front left about 4k ago and it's already smooth on the inside edge, i need my 'tracking' sorted badly


When i say tracking, i mean the fact that i leave number 11's on a regular basis. :troutslap:

madness
Friday 26th August 2005, 11:50
spesh - nutter !!!!!!!!!

lol

spesh
Friday 26th August 2005, 14:27
Must of been the owner before me!! What can i say.