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Old 29th March 2020, 09:44 PM
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Default New tyres all round - ready for summer

Just had four new tyres fitted. Clayed and machine polished the inside of the rim then treated the wheels with Gtechniq C5 wheel armour, then put two layers of wax on top of that, 1 collonite and 1 Sonax pure carnauba wax. Shine like a mirror!

Really loving the Michelin tyre walls!



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Old 30th March 2020, 12:23 AM
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Nice! What that set you back? Letís see the full car shot.
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Old 31st March 2020, 12:53 PM
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So the whole set was £935 fitted.

Here they are fitted to the car. Initial run surprised me with some road noise, seemed louder than the winter tyres but we'll see if that settles a bit.

Here they are fitted to the car.



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Old 31st March 2020, 03:36 PM
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So the whole set was £935 fitted.
That's about what it cost me for all the tyres (summers and winters) on all three of my cars
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Old 1st April 2020, 12:13 AM
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Lol. Part worn I guess?
Car looks mint by the way. Would you think about putting spacers to poke the wheels out a bit?
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Old 1st April 2020, 08:08 AM
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Thanks! Yes, considering spacers for sure, not decided on lowering it yet, hence I haven't done it yet.

I remember the days of cheaper tyres 🙂 But then none of them had to be rated for 190mph 😁
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Old 1st April 2020, 11:19 AM
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Lol. Part worn I guess?
Yep. Saved me about £6k in tyre costs over the last 3 years - that's 3 annual holidays for me

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I remember the days of cheaper tyres 🙂 But then none of them had to be rated for 190mph 😁
Very true - mine may only be rated to 155 mph
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I think my Michelin PS4S's on 20s will be staying in the garage until 2021.
Winter wheels and tyres might as well stay on now and if we do get to Kelso in October they will be fine.
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I think my Michelin PS4S's on 20s will be staying in the garage until 2021.
Winter wheels and tyres might as well stay on now and if we do get to Kelso in October they will be fine.
That's a fair point: I'm not sure I'll both swapping over my PA4s on the S8 either, given the low use it is likely to get. I also considered SORNing it for 6 months when the tax deadline came round yesterday, as handing over a few hundred quid to get next to nowt back seemed a bit pointless...
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I thought about SORN as well, but it's useful having a backup car so it will stay road legal and maybe get the odd trip out when we need to get our shopping.
Conveniently our Volvo had it's annual service and MOT early in March.
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Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
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