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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Khufu, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    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 :rolleyes:

    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 :noway:

    They seem good so far but compare to what was left of my old ones anything would LOL
     
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  3. khalil

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    what size is the tyres mate?
     
  4. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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    just standard 225x45r17
     
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    thats a good price i think
     
  6. Neil C

    Neil C Active Member
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    You've done well. I thought £199.99 for a pair supplied & fitted by my local ATS chap was good. :applaus:

    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.
     
  7. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

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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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