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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by S4twiggy, May 4, 2010.

  1. S4twiggy
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    im in a predicament at the moment, on friday i was told that the company i work for is going into liquidation so was told that only 2 weeks left to work, my problem is i was at the back of the car and noticed my tyres looking a bit angular so went in for a closer look and there is thread showing on the inside of my rear passenger tyre so i need to get a new one but due to my company going under i wont be paid by them anymore so the 2 weeks im working will be paid to me by the goverment(so im told) in 4-5 weeks and im bloody skint but i desperately need a tyre as its too dangerous to keep running the car.

    ive been on camskill and im looking at the kumho tyre -
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m61b0s134p2347

    is this tyre any good for now until i find work again?? does anyone know of any better ones for the same sort of price??

    im gutted i found this as i dont need this right now.

    Grant
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    Ok tyres for the money, ran them on the Purple one.

    I would wonder how you have worn to the wire already you have not done many miles on it and the tyres,suspension was new not long ago
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    I'm running Kumho Exsta Sport all round, 225/55-17 front and 245/45-17 rear, they've been excellent so far, good turn-in, quiet and progressive.

    Should be even better on your car on than mine....
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    im assuming it is beacause the coilovers i have put on, i need the car to be 4 wheel aligned so ill be contacting A+A tyres in cardiff as they seem to look good, just wondering how much it gona cost as im skint now due to losing my job in 2 weeks.
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    I had Kumho's on the Beemer and ran them on my Porsche until I replaced them. Very competent tyres for a budget price. Good wet and dry grip under normal road conditions and a fairly hard compound so longevity was good too. Wouldn't like to be doing a track day on them mind!
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    tux: a lot of the VX220 and lotus elise chaps run the KU31's as wet weather track tyres, so they cant be that bad on track!
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    kumho ku31 is a very good tyre

    ive heard good things (from people i trust) about the 712 also.... and the 712 is also used by "admiral". the admiral 712 is exactly the same tyre if you want to save even more
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    Mate, I have two 18" Goodyear Assymetricos you can have. 235/40 i ran them on 8.5Jx18's
    will cost about tenner to post them but can send you pics. can get them to for your £50 shipped
    You will at least have two the same on the back

    drop me a mail to ed@ersg.com
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    Twiggy, think you'll be looking at around £120+vat for a 4 wheel alignment. Might be worth you just raising the coilovers yourself to reduce the camber in the short term.
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    Fair comment. I've never used them on track so a bit of an unknown quantity for me. But then I am naturally nervous about anything until I have first hand experience! :)
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    cheers mate, i have ordered the falken from camskill £73 delivered so will put that on, ive had a quote from A+A tyres in cardiff and they quoted a free check, £25 for the fronts, £50 for the rear and thats toe in toe out, if the camber needs changing then its a further £45. i have no choice in doing this as i will just eat tyres at the rate this car is, its a bummer that im skint and lost my job when this needs doing but hopefully i can sell things i.e my OE S4 rims and S4 grill, anyone want OE S4 rims x5 rims, 2 with brand new tyres???????
    check A+A tyres out, they seem to look pretty good http://www.aatyres.co.uk/align.html
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