From: Chris Whelan on 4 Aug 2010 04:18
On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 22:53:43 +0000, Tunku wrote:
> Is it too soon to say put the two good ones on the back instead of the
> front? :-)
It's always too soon to say that...
Remove prejudice to reply.
From: Kellerman "kellerman on 4 Aug 2010 06:14
On 03/08/2010 13:45, John wrote:
> Adrian wrote:
>> "John"<go(a)way.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
>>>>> The manufacturer of my car specified Michelin Pilot Primacy tyres
>>>>> as the OEM so I thought I'd replace like for like. Unfortunately
>>>>> though, I needed all four replacing and just could not afford it
>>>>> all at once. Yesterday I had three brand new ones put on - the two
>>>>> fronts (it's a front-wheel drive car) and the nearside rear. The
>>>>> spare has approximately 3.5 to 4.0mm tread and is in good
>>>>> condition so I got them to take that off the steel rim and put it
>>>>> on the alloy at offside rear. This means I've got a brand new one
>>>>> and a part-worn one on the rear axle - is this OK until I can
>>>>> afford another new one?
>>>> How old is the car? Is it one of those where the spare is hung under
>>>> the boot floor exposed to the elements?
>>> The car is 8 years old, we bought it two years ago with 28,000 miles
>>> on the clock (currently 59,600). The spare was kept in the spare
>>> wheel well in the boot, so not exposed to the elements. Within a
>>> month of buying the car we had it converted to LPG, so there's now a
>>> torroidal LPG tank in the spare wheel well and the spare wheel/tyre
>>> has been kept in my garage for the last two years.
>> Should be fine, but if that tyre's the thick end of a decade old. I'd
>> be keeping it as a spare, rather than using it.
> Yeah, that's why I needed new tyres anyway. They were getting fairly close
> tread-wise (still legal though) but they were perishing and cracking on the
> side walls. This one though, presumably because of being stored in the boot
> and then the garage, shows none of that - but I do take your point. Having
> spent �252 on renewing my warranty cover that expired 10 days ago, �350 on a
> new exhaust last week (which is when we discovered how bad the tyres were),
> and �390 on the tyres I did get yesterday, I just could not run to that
> fourth tyre. This is just to give me a bit of breathing space until next
> month then I'll get it.
Be very wary of old tyres. I had an extremely scary moment on an old
bike. The sudden loss of grip while cornering was eventually put down to
14 year old tyres. The problem was that they were unpredictable, ok to a
certain point then they would slip, causing the bike to run wide on
corners. Could have been caused by the dual compound nature of bike
tyres. The outer edges often have a slightly softer compound than the
New tyres restored normal service.
Blow my nose to email me
From: John on 4 Aug 2010 08:27
> John wrote:
>> The Peeler wrote:
>>> On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 10:49:57 +0100, "John" <go(a)way.com> wrote:
>>>> The manufacturer of my car specified Michelin Pilot Primacy tyres
>>>> as the OEM so I thought I'd replace like for like. Unfortunately
>>>> though, I needed all four replacing and just could not afford it
>>>> all at once. Yesterday I had three brand new ones put on - the two
>>>> fronts (it's a front-wheel drive car) and the nearside rear. The
>>>> spare has approximately 3.5 to 4.0mm tread and is in good condition
>>>> so I got them to take that off the steel rim and put it on the
>>>> alloy at offside rear. This means I've got a brand new one and a
>>>> part-worn one on the rear axle - is this OK until I can afford
>>>> another new one? Thanks
>>> On an eight year-old car, I wouldn't even worry about using the
>>> manufacturer-specified tyres. As long as they're all the same size
>>> and type (not necessarily make) you can use any legal tyres you
>> I'd agree with you if it was something like a Fiesta 1.1 or a Peugeot
>> 106 or something pottering round town but this is a 3.0 V6 barge that
>> I often drive to the Czech Republic/Poland/Slovakia. On the german
>> autobahns I often do around 120mph - not that I'll be doing that
>> until I get that fourth brand new tyre, of course - so I prefer to
>> stick with the Michelins.
> its a pity because Costco were doing a 20 percent off if you bought 4
> michelins, but that finished last week
Doh, Doh and triple Doh!!! :o)