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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

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After all thunderchump is just quoting what was said originally. Personally If I had all them cars the GP would be gone, the Beemer would be traded in for a decent car and jobs a guddun. Oh and will I was waiting I'd put another 30,000miles on the al so mighty reliable sierra .

I can remember my dad breaking down in a sierra in central london back in 1995. He got attacked with a bat by an angry market trader (who was late to sell his shares) so my dad (being combat trained) disarmed him and snapped his arm in 3 places lol we just left it where it was. Don't know what happened to it to this day.
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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

I think auto_blanco should be banned for insults like that tbh. Highly offensive. It wasnt even directed at me and since ive read it ive not been able to stop crying

If he hates the car so much like he seems to then why keep it? If i complained about mine as much as he does it would be up for sale no questions asked.
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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

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I think auto_blanco should be banned for insults like that tbh. Highly offensive. It wasnt even directed at me and since ive read it ive not been able to stop crying

If he hates the car so much like he seems to then why keep it? If i complained about mine as much as he does it would be up for sale no questions asked.
Obviously because all the talk about his numerious other cars is complete BS and he has no choice but to own the GP .

I too find his insult offensive both to me and the many homosexuals who are regulars on this forum. They too will find it highly offensive.
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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

Back on topic??? Do we think that 215/45/17 is the best bet? as im currently weighing up my options.

got 2 potenzas on the back and 2 nangkang ns2 on the front. Had Nankang on the Bravo for a while and they were pretty decent. Looks like im almost due to replace all 4 however, and i would love to save some money with the 215's.

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I've not yet driven a GP with the 215/40/R17 on, but having being a passenger in one, I would say go for it, does reduce noise and make for a smoother ride....
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40 or 45?

40 is -1.95% Diff
45 is 1.46% Diff

45 gonna be smoother if im right? But your travelling faster than it shows?
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40 or 45?

40 is -1.95% Diff
45 is 1.46% Diff

45 gonna be smoother if im right? But your travelling faster than it shows?

45 is gonna be smoother and is the standard fit, I wouldnt even consider 40`s IMO there is enough roughness and road noise in 45s for my liking

your speedo ALWAYS over reads anyway, which is a good thing IMO, according to the Satnav mine is around 10% out at an indicated 70 MPH the GPS says im doing 63
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One of my Bridgestone Potenzas is illegal after 10k miles! Car in for its first service today, just had the dealer ring up saying 170 for 1 Potenza or 140 for a Hankook equivalent ! no thanks il sort the tyre out myself. To think some people get ripped off with prices like that

Whats the best type of tyres in terms of Summer/Winter/All-season to go for in the UK? Obviously the tyre is probably going to see all seasons but there doesnt seem to be many available. Dont have a clue when it comes to tyres really. Would this be any good...

http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...igan=GAN&Achse=
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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

Id go for TR-1's They are classed as a summer tyre but are still good in the wet

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I would go for a Goodyear that's appropriate. The Toyo T1-R/T1-S tyres are both poor in the wet. I've got Goodyears all round on my Bravo and they are great.....
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Re: grande punto mjet tyres

Goodyear would be prefered but i struggle to find them in 205/45/17 fitment for some reason =/
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Sorry for being stupid...

But when I search on the internet for repalcement Bridgestone Ponzeas(spelling?) I can't find any..

Is the code number for Ponzeas "BRIDGESTONE RE050 (HIGH PERFORMANCE)"



I seem to have a slow puncture in my front left one
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Eh? You mean potenza? Yes its a RE050 on the sportings.
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