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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

again, great photos
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

wooha! all that water, your obviously not scared about it being sucked into your induction system

If i saw that i would be trawling through it as slow as poss - 5mph or less!
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

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wooha! all that water, your obviously not scared about it being sucked into your induction system

If i saw that i would be trawling through it as slow as poss - 5mph or less!
Yes it did concern me a little too, went through it a few times slowly to cool the brakes/exhaust down too (quite steamy). Luckily the under tray prevents too much water getting into the engine bay, however the fan belt started slipping and squeaking a bit, which dried within a few seconds of driving. The air intake is level is on top of the engine too so very unlikely to get water in there. All in the name of fun and few cool photos!
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

Tried it in negative, looks cool no?

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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

Didn't get too carried away earlier, just the 2 for today!
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

Tyres number 11, 12, 13 and 14 fitted today! (be kind) Went for something different, BF Goodrich with a V pattern, as advised by the tyre guy who knows his tyres better than anyone else I've ever met. Got around 10,000 from the Pirellis (rotated at 5,000) which is good i guess, hoping to get more from the BF's. Mileage when fitted: 21939 (for my records)

Some of you may remember me mentioning how the Pirellis pick up stones a lot, well they've actually left an impression of the tyre pattern on my bumpers! Look how where the big grove is on the tyre, it's picked up less stones. It's the smaller groves that seem to pick up every chipping. So if you don't want chipped bumpers like mine, don't buy the PZN's again, and/or fit mudflaps like others have.


Too new to tell how good these tyres are, obviously they sound quieter, but new tyres always do, especially as the old ones were beyond illegal. Bad news is they cost 340 (85 each) even with a tenner a tyre off! Hopefully dearer elsewhere!
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

Some of my favorites so far. And what a nice sunny hot day. Where's the Autumn?

New tyres are good off road too ;D
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Again as always fantastic photos! Might take one of those for my laptop background!
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

85?? i pay 68 for budget ones haha!!
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85?? i pay 68 for budget ones haha!!
Lol tell em about it, i remember my old cars, the tyres were 30 each! What size are yours? Mine are 205/40 17, he did have some cheaper ones, but recommended these for my kind of driving.
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

205/45/17 i think...

i was going to get some slightly better ones.... but i used to pay 35 on my last car for budget, got some decent ones for 60 each instead and one burst within 2 weeks, was not impressed, so i dont bother now haha!!
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85?? i pay 68 for budget ones haha!!
Nothing to be proud of. Budget tyres will never be as good in terms of grip, life, fuel consumption and braking. BF Goodrich are a decent enough brand. They're Michelin's midrange brand so they can't be too bad.
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Re: Draigflag's ABARTH 500 (new thread!).

Yet again amazing pictures, even worthy of having a place as my desktop background now, Fingers crossed my mum notices and falls in love, I think she will

Keep up the good work mate, wish I lived near all that scenery
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Yet again amazing pictures, even worthy of having a place as my desktop background now, Fingers crossed my mum notices and falls in love, I think she will

Keep up the good work mate, wish I lived near all that scenery
Cheers buddy, just climbed a 3000 ft mountain today, was amazing! Could see for miles. Took 5 hours in all, but no car pics, just mountains, wind farms and the sea!
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Cheers buddy, just climbed a 3000 ft mountain today, was amazing! Could see for miles. Took 5 hours in all, but no car pics, just mountains, wind farms and the sea!
Ahh get those up aswell if you want?
Would be nice to see a few nice scenerys.

3000ft mountain... Closest thing we have to mountains in this part of England is above water level or below ahaha.
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