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I've had all my wheels off today to give em a good clean, and noticed that my rears have about 0.5mm left on em :yikes: , fair enough you might say, but they were put on new by the dealer when I bought the car - last September, soooo thats about 6500 miles, pretty impressive huh. They are crappy Falkens, so I'll be glad to get shut, but even so....... Can anyone beat that, Deano, you must rip thru tyres the way you drive - alegedly :naughty:
 

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i get through about a set every 8-9 months.

if i was you pete, i would go for F1's on the rear, failing that i would take the fronts off and get all 4 new, either toyos or something different, and either keep the F1's as spare or sell them. buts thats just what i would do, it all depends on how much money u can spare for the rubber.

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petevick said:
I've had all my wheels off today to give em a good clean, and noticed that my rears have about 0.5mm left on em :
Snap, I think I've got about 4 weeks left before the rears will need changing.
Only just noticed when using my new Tyre polishing toy!

18 Months and 14,000K doesn't seem too bad.

I think I'll get F1's
 

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petevick said:
I've had all my wheels off today to give em a good clean, and noticed that my rears have about 0.5mm left on em :yikes: , fair enough you might say, but they were put on new by the dealer when I bought the car - last September, soooo thats about 6500 miles, pretty impressive huh. They are crappy Falkens, so I'll be glad to get shut, but even so....... Can anyone beat that, Deano, you must rip thru tyres the way you drive - alegedly :naughty:
Can't beat that Pete, maybe I know how to use the clutch?

The Contis on my car are nearing the end, another 1000 miles or so, certainly less than 10k including running in.
 

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Glad you're there Pete, so nice to meet a normal'ish person. Just spent the afternoon with my 82 year old, gradually losing it, mother and our 3 grandsons aged 3 to 8. I'm totally donald and need a sleep and my brain is about to shut down completely.
 

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Glad you're there Pete, so nice to meet a normal'ish person. Just spent the afternoon with my 82 year old, gradually losing it, mother and our 3 grandsons aged 3 to 8. I'm totally donald and need a sleep and my brain is about to shut down completely.
My brains been shut down since Friday night when we went to a friends house for a meal and I had a 1/4 bottle rum, wasn't at all well on Saturday, and still feel a bit, ermmm, fragile today, never again........till the next time.
 

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F1's all the way!!!!!!!!!

errr....big fan of the F1 incase you hadnt noticed.

And Pete,drinking to excess...you should know better at your age,tut tut.(any comments on the state I was in on my birthday a few weeks ago will be strongly denied:=p: ).
 

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When I got my TF I got new F1's on the rear, 10000 miles later and there is still about half the tread left (not for the want of trying!), cant fault them! Plus they look the best IMO!

It also came with Khumo (spelling???) on the front, dont seem too bad, wearing pretty well too, although they look as though their too narrow for the wheels, even though they are the correct size. The rim seems quite exposed! just have to be canny at the old parking!

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Just replaced my F1 D2's on the front after about 26,000km with F1 D3's to match the D3's fitted to the rear about 11,000km ago after a blowout. Tracking done, and now the car has been transformed to the way it was. Don't know if this was due to a bad allignment last time, or matching tyres all round now, but well pleased with the result.
 

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I've had GY F1 and TOYO T1-S and could not tell the difference on roads that I know very well. Worst moment I had in the F was on F1s and after that I changed to T1-S. can't wait for TF tyres to wear to a reasonable level to replace them with T1-Rs. Defo before going to Pyrennees in June.
 

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I'll be needing some new ones on the back at some point, they're currently F1's allround so this kinda discussion is a help to me too.
Another thing is there's plenty of places selling tyres online, some seem quite cheap. But what's the average price for getting them fitted locally?

Jonathan
 
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