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Just got the fronts replaced (like for like) Goodyear Eagle F1's GSD3's for only ?207.99 for the two including fitting, babalce replacement of 3 valves( dodgey one on rear) and a changer over, put one as a spare, great value and service, Tyre Express: Warrington Tel 01925 657070.

Driving back following fitting, I had forgotten how just how grippy these little babies where new (tyres that were replaced had been on for 36K miles)

I don't reckon there is a tyre to touch them in the wet either ![:D]

Only mminus is that it is ?200 that could of been spent on a mod ![:(]
 

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Quote: posted by Giddy on 12/02/2005 20:14:16

Do they have the rim protectors like the Toyo's?

Yes they do and they are very good indeed.
 

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Giddy, if thats for a 225/40/18 then its around the going rate.

I paid ?125 per corner balanced and fitted but I trust the workshop (Dave Sheldon Tyres, Manchester) 100% and know they won't damage my alloys in the process.

Its worth paying the extra for a service you can rely on.
 

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yes 225/40/18, I was gonna buy the tyres off the net and pay a local alloy wheel place to fit them.

Deffo agree paying a few quid more to ensure your wheels are looked after.
 

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Quote: posted by GaryM on 12/02/2005 18:50:27

Are they 205/55/16?

They are that good arent they [:D]

No,

They are 225/45/17 much more rubber !![:D]
 

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Quote: posted by Giddy on 12/02/2005 20:14:16

Do they have the rim protectors like the Toyo's?

They sure do,...fab stuff and worth every penny !

I think the Toyo Proxes TS-1 were a go of imitating the leader,...the leader being the F1 GSD3's.
 

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Anyone heard of the purge with Nitrogen to reduce both oxidation and rate of transferance through the tyre wall?
 

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Quote: posted by AdeMcG on 12/02/2005 18:21:08

Driving back following fitting, I had forgotten how just how grippy these little babies where new (tyres that were replaced had been on for 36K miles)

I guess they wernt F1's then at 36K, mine have been on for about 10k & have only 3mm left [V]Or are you running on the threads

But they are supper grippy [^]
 

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Quote: posted by AdeMcG on 12/02/2005 22:14:54

Anyone heard of the purge with Nitrogen to reduce both oxidation and rate of transferance through the tyre wall?

Not sure what you quite mean by oxidation and transference, but the tyre supplier that I use actually inflate their tyres with nitrogen to stop the expansion of the 'air' in the tyre when they get hot, which makes the pressure go up and causes the tyres to wear unevenly.
 

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Had pirelli p6000 and changed to the f1s and no regret, apart they wear down quite extensively...

Btw hi to everyone and jace how do!! been long time since i been on here... back every now and again, hope there is still some comedy around??
 

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MMM Eagle F1's RULE!!! I love my baby's!!! In the dry their Great & in the wet their awesome, completely confident in them when driving on m-way at high speeds!

YOGi
 

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I paid ?80/tyre for 205/55/16 a couple of weeks back. While I rate the F1s I never had any complaints with the Toyos either. My first car had Yokohama A520s on, which were unreal in the dry, and bordering on dengerous in the wet!

- Jon
 

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I had my doubts, but after a blast today to Watford, I am convinced - they are WAY better than Pilot Sports. Handling has really improved, I was amazed esp. considering I'm a cheap-skate running a standard suspension setup! lol
 

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Just had two fitted on mine, 225/45/17 for ?193.00 all in at Micheldever Tyres. Now got a full set!! Love em to bits!

Got them put on my A4 235/45/17 last year as I do big miles and the car handles so much better it is fantastic. I am so much more confident in the handling now!
 

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Quote: posted by Jace on 13/02/2005 20:07:51

Quote: posted by AdeMcG on 12/02/2005 18:21:08

Driving back following fitting, I had forgotten how just how grippy these little babies where new (tyres that were replaced had been on for 36K miles)

I guess they wernt F1's then at 36K, mine have been on for about 10k & have only 3mm left [V]Or are you running on the threads

But they are supper grippy [^]

Defo GSD3's what can I say, I am no boy racer, Mway motoring from Warrington to Crewe everyday.
 

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Quote: posted by RichieDan on 14/02/2005 09:34:30

Quote: posted by AdeMcG on 12/02/2005 22:14:54

Anyone heard of the purge with Nitrogen to reduce both oxidation and rate of transferance through the tyre wall?

Not sure what you quite mean by oxidation and transference, but the tyre supplier that I use actually inflate their tyres with nitrogen to stop the expansion of the 'air' in the tyre when they get hot, which makes the pressure go up and causes the tyres to wear unevenly.

Oxidation is the process where by metal oxidises e.g. Fe becomes Fe203(normally called rust on steals), but alloy does a similar thing. The application of Nitrogen in the tyre would act like a purge, removing the oxygen and therefore preventing/ slowing the oxidation process.

Transferance is when the gas(in this instance air) travels through the rubber wall of the tyre(as it is a permiable barier). The rate is affected by the size and shape of the molecule in question, apparently N2 (nitrogen) transfers to the low pressure side of the tyre (e.g. outside) at a slower rate than air, however I can't get my head around this as air is made up of many components, mainly Nitrogen (approx 78%) and oxygen (approx 22%) perhaps the Nitrogen purge will be compressed differently and act more like a Newtonian gas (more uniform) whereas the compressed air acts more non- uniform.
 

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Quote: posted by gregramsey on 14/02/2005 11:48:10

Had pirelli p6000 and changed to the f1s and no regret, apart they wear down quite extensively...

Btw hi to everyone and jace how do!! been long time since i been on here... back every now and again, hope there is still some comedy around??

I thought you'd sold up & bought a bad boy corsa [:D]

welcome back [^]
 
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