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Old 12-01-17, 07:31 PM   #21
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Ye olde Ditchfinders......
Lol.... Spot on....

It's an ancient cheap tyre battle cry...

It goes... Hyaaa-Naaankkaannngg... Oh, fook... whoopff...
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Old 12-01-17, 07:40 PM   #22
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Yep,the above 2 are right John. Nangkan are shyte,"Have you no shame"/"Ditchfinders".

The S6 estate came with them and boy were they rubbish!! Put a set of new Goodyear Assymetric 2's on and the difference night and day.

It's not about snobbery where do you get that from?

It's about common sense and is it sensible to buy a highly tuned beautifully built car and then put tyres on it fit for a put put!
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Another option at 225 width

Pirelli P Zero at 212 from tyreleader.co.uk
Currently showing as in stock
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Hi,

Please stop me if I become a tyre bore! I spent a huge amount of time over the past few years training people on all things tyres related. There are some folk out there who think they are just black and round! But in general you really do get what you pay for! We regularly cut apart, Hi Fly's, Evergreens, Jinyu and so on to see how they are constructed. And some of the results are shocking! Will get of soap box 📦 now! Apologies for crashing your tread.😎


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Please stop me if I become a tyre bore! I spent a huge amount of time over the past few years training people on all things tyres related. There are some folk out there who think they are just black and round! But in general you really do get what you pay for! We regularly cut apart, Hi Fly's, Evergreens, Jinyu and so on to see how they are constructed. And some of the results are shocking! Will get of soap box 📦 now! Apologies for crashing your tread.😎


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No need to apologise Jimbo, if it's true as you and i and others know, it needs to be said!
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When I bought the S2 it had BFGoodrich on it, we are talking 2002.. After we had it fettled properly, I left Tangmere roundabout in the damp one morning in a ding-dong with something or other and it span up all 4 in second, not to be defeated, I changed up and gunned up into the MTM bit in third, it just span up again... 50 mph in 3rd, wide open throttle..... Wheel spin at that point, sort of took the pi$$ on a damp dual carriageway in the springtime for a quattro.. T1R's completely irradiated all the issues... But tyre technology has massively moved on for modern tyres.... It's a shame someone isn't brave enough to put their technology where their mouth is and deliver a modern compound, grippy, mixed condition, general road use tyre to the average Lotas Esprit and Ur quattro owner.
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It's a ahame someone isn't brave enough to put their technology where their mouth is and deliver a modern compound, grippy, mixed condition, general road use tyre to the average Lotas Esprit and Ur quattro owner.


Agreed,especially where there is no shortage of Classic Jaguar tyres being available.
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Agreed,especially where there is no shortage of Classic Jaguar tyres being available.


Tyre manufactures & the vehicle manufacturers are pushing the market away from 16"" now. Most of the new development is in 17"" + sizes. My wife's Beatle came with 18"" wheels as standard its crazy. I wish the tyre company's would put more R&D development in to the smaller sizes the results could be amazing!


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Tyre manufactures & the vehicle manufacturers are pushing the market away from 16"" now. Most of the new development is in 17"" + sizes. My wife's Beatle came with 18"" wheels as standard its crazy. I wish the tyre company's would put more R&D development in to the smaller sizes the results could be amazing!


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Totally agree, when we put 18"s on the S2 it transformed the performance handling. I would suspect most of that was the step up into the bigger rim, but a good dollop also came from the technology of the sidewall, banding, bonding and modern tread compound that comes from the 18" market.
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