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    Exact tyre spec please

    It's time to replace my Conti's.
    I reckon there's probably another 3000-4000 miles in them (they're at 12000 just now) but the stability has become a total joke.

    It's darting around all over the place at the slightest wee mark on the road.In fact,I have to slow down over the back road I take to work,it's such a struggle to hold it in line.

    I'm sure new tyres will cure it though,as there are no peculiar wear patterns to suggest any mis-alignment.

    I fancy the F1's,but can anyone tell me the full spec I need ?

    I remember all sorts of codes like 'GSD3' or something ?

    It's the S-line 18 inchers,by the way.

    Ta.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

    yep, Goodyear F1 GSD3
    225/40ZR18 225 40 18 XL

    http://eu.goodyear.com/uk_en/tires/r...D3_2/index.jsp

    Aren't you on the maintenance plan though? Doubt they'll go for F1s if you are.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

    No,thank god,no maintenance for me this time.
    No arguing over wear,no arguing over what tyre I can go for and no arguing with what depot I have to go to.
    Was so hacked off with this carry on with my A4 that I deliberately avoided it this time. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    Cheers,by the way.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

    F1s are the way to go. I cant wait to get these Rossos worn down so I can change them for F1s. Wont have long to wait with their reputation for tyre wear [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

    bowfer, yep the conti 2's start off well, but get shockingly bad from half worn onwards.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

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    bowfer, yep the conti 2's start off well, but get shockingly bad from half worn onwards.

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    I remember you saying your grip had gone AWOL,but has your stability gone out the window as well ?

    My car needs constant correcting just now,on all but the smoothest roads.

    Quite a fight over some of the roads I have to use.

    Thank god my MD just takes my word for it,as the thought of a penny-pincher making me wait until they are barely legal is quite scary.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

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    bowfer, yep the conti 2's start off well, but get shockingly bad from half worn onwards.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I remember you saying your grip had gone AWOL,but has your stability gone out the window as well ?

    My car needs constant correcting just now,on all but the smoothest roads.

    Quite a fight over some of the roads I have to use.

    Thank god my MD just takes my word for it,as the thought of a penny-pincher making me wait until they are barely legal is quite scary.

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    No, stability and balance between front and rear were fine, just no grip ou of corners at all. It was like driving in the snow all the time.

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    Re: Exact tyre spec please

    My rosso's are exactly the same! The backs are fine, but the front's just don't grip and seem to have a mind of there own!

 

 

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