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    Hi, car in for service today and they found a bulge in the offside front tyre

    I'm getting them to replace it as thats not a good thing but it will mean I have 8mm one side and 5mm on the other. Will that be a problem?

    I thought of getting them to swap the rears but they are on 4mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaker
    I'm getting them to replace it as thats not a good thing but it will mean I have 8mm one side and 5mm on the other.
    God I hate that! And I suppose your spare is a spacesaver?


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    Blimey how much is a dealer gonna sting you for a new tyre?
    You could probably get 2 new fronts for the same price at a local tyre fitter.

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    £140. I could get it cheaper for sure but I need the car on Friday and have the fear of a blowout.
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    My dealer was the same price as independents for tyres.
    I'll be getting them to change mine in 2 weeks.
    They also make a better job of balancing them than others,who seem to have a problem balancing 18" wheels (the wheels are so wide they need weights on the inside and outside of the rim,not just the outside).
    The last time I used an independent,I still got wheel wobble after 3 attempts at balancing.
    The local Audi dealer got them right first time and explained why the independent couldn't.

    If they were dearer I'd have a problem though.
    140 is steep.
    My dealer wants 106 per tyre for F1's,which is pretty average.
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    £106 is good, about the same price as Blackcircles I think. I have F1's on mine too. Don't want to risk a trip to Aberdeen for the sake of £30 though.
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    Push them about it though.
    Use it as a bargaining tool.

    Out of interest,how long have your F1's lasted ?
    I didn't take an odometer reading when I replaced mine,bit I'm sure it's no more than 12000 miles they've done.
    They aren't illegal,but they're as near as damnit.
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    I'll try that.

    I think I've done about 8k on them so far and they are down to 5mm.
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    what size an make is the tyre i may have a second hand one i can post to you that would be compatible?(i am a second hand tyre dealer)
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