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    New rubber

    MOT was due the other day so I got my mechanic to do it and to my surprise, the front tires failed. I knew they were past best - on the 'limiters' but hadnt seen the bald patch 1.5cm wide on the inside edges

    Went for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric at 77+vat each from our local supplier Viking. Was very surprised to, by chance, realise that I could have got them online for the same price delivered

    They seem good so far but compare to what was left of my old ones anything would LOL
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    what size is the tyres mate?

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    just standard 225x45r17
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    thats a good price i think

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    You've done well. I thought 199.99 for a pair supplied & fitted by my local ATS chap was good.

    I have found that, with the XL rating, keeping your tyre pressures up is a must though. Handling and economy seem to suffer quite badly if you don't.
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    Will do. I fitted & balanced them myself so saved money there, always a fun job on 45 profile tyes! Managed to fit without any damage to the rims though I did need a large pry bar to aid with fitting!
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    Wow 77! BlackCircles are asking 92.12p for em': http://www.blackcircles.com/public/order?view=standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by emzino View Post
    Wow 77! BlackCircles are asking 92.12p for em': http://www.blackcircles.com/public/order?view=standard
    It was 77+VAT which makes them similarly priced, least this way though we can claim the VAT back.
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