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    Puncture

    Went out to the drive,drivers side rear flatter than Tara Palmer Tomkinson.
    Mucho struggling with a screwdriver to get the plastic caps off the nuts,THEN I notice that Audi give you little plastic tweezers to do it with...
    Sheeeeesh...
    149 for a new Sport contact II.
    It could have been repaired,but I wanted to teach the company a lesson as it was one of our nails that did it.( We have a crate making company on-site ).
    Lazy twats fire their nail guns like it's the opening scene of Private Ryan,but never pick up the strays.

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    Re: Puncture

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    ,THEN I notice that Audi give you little plastic tweezers to do it with...


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    Wish I had these. Audi supplied me with something akin to a bent allen key and its murder getting those plastic caps off. Pull at one side then the other etc, etc. Tweezer idea sounds good.

    149 for 18's sounds good, as mine were 140 for 17's conti sport ll's.

    At least you didn't have to foot the bill !

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    Managed to get some 17" Conti II's for 104 each. As said before least you didnt have to foot the bill

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    Re: Puncture

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    ,THEN I notice that Audi give you little plastic tweezers to do it with...


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    Wish I had these. Audi supplied me with something akin to a bent allen key and its murder getting those plastic caps off. Pull at one side then the other etc, etc. Tweezer idea sounds good.

    149 for 18's sounds good, as mine were 140 for 17's conti sport ll's.

    At least you didn't have to foot the bill !

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    Kenway tyres,Virginia street.
    Actually 146 dead,all in.
    Top blokes Japper.
    Been using them for years and they've never scratched a rim.

    You're full maintenance though eh ?

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    Re: Puncture

    Bit of a way to travel for you guys, but for anyone down south, Micheldever Tyres do Goodyear F1s in a 225x40x18 Z rated for 109 each all in.

    I'll be getting two very shortly unfortunately.

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    Re: Puncture

    [quoteYou're full maintenance though eh ?

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    Yeah, I am bowfer, but unfortunately it dosen't cover punctured tyres that are unrepairable.

    Thanks for the info though, as it could come in useful in the future [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Puncture

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    Bit of a way to travel for you guys, but for anyone down south, Micheldever Tyres do Goodyear F1s in a 225x40x18 Z rated for 109 each all in.

    I'll be getting two very shortly unfortunately.

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    If I were going for a pair of tyres,I would go for the F1's (and I plan to do so when the fronts wear out).

    However,my tyres are all 'new',so I wanted the OE fitment.

    Kenway would want 129.00 for extra load F1's.

    Are you sure Micheldever are quoting you for the extra load tyres ?

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    Re: Puncture

    Yep [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Puncture

    Cheapest I can find them up here is 117,which isn't massively different from your price Eeef.

    Japper,that was Sillet tyres (638419)
    If they're so cheap for the 18's,one can only assume your 17's would be equally cheap.

    I didn't ask what they were for the Sport contact II's,sorry. ( doh ! )

    As I said though,it's F1's for me next.

    I must admit,I'm pleasantly surprised at the price of F1's for the car.

    When I was in the waiting room,someone phoned for P-zero's (I didn't hear the size) but they were quoted 245 each !

    Lambo ?

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    Re: Puncture

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    When I was in the waiting room,someone phoned for P-zero's (I didn't hear the size) but they were quoted 245 each !

    Lambo ?

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    Nah, haven't seen any lambo's in Aberdeen, but there's a nice couple of F430's going about, as well as the loads of porkers.

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    Re: Puncture

    Theres at least two gallardos in dundee, maybe one of those. Not a millions miles away.

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    Re: Puncture

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    Theres at least two gallardos in dundee, maybe one of those. Not a millions miles away.

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    Droool time [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

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    Re: Puncture

    Exactly, and that sound....sigh!

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    Re: Puncture

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    Theres at least two gallardos in dundee, maybe one of those. Not a millions miles away.

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    Crikey...
    You'd think anyone with that kind of money would move away from the place... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: Puncture

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    Theres at least two gallardos in dundee, maybe one of those. Not a millions miles away.

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    Crikey...
    You'd think anyone with that kind of money would move away from the place... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    So now there is a viable reason to visit Dundee. The chance to see a Gallardo [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Puncture

    my boss has a diablo, in pink of all colours.

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    Re: Puncture

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    my boss has a diablo, in pink of all colours.

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    is he making a particular statement with that colour choice? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

 

 

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