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    Cheers .. Sorry it didnt work out ... I still have loads of SXOC love for you though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilchap View Post
    I'll get the refund done today.
    today as in today ... or yesterday ?

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    Should already be there... let me double check

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    cool got that.

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    I 'may' have cocked it up a bit yesterday - it should now be showing in your account however

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    yup that there now thanks


    I am considering using my current wheels as winter ones as they are slowely delaminating anyway and geting a nice set for summer use .. I didnt care about wheels until I started browsing your site and its pure porn

    anyway ... any ideas if winter wheels tires can be "stretched" as the current rubber has a slight stretch on it to get it under the arch line

    or is it best of keeping them bendy and flexible ?

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    The construction of the tyre is pretty much like a normal one I think - it's just the tread compound and layout that's different, so in theory it should be fine...

    However if you are planning on heading out in snow, and you have an MX5 so you'll have some fun, I would suggest a non-stretched tyre would be sensible to give your wheels a chance should you get it a little wrong

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    Can i get a quote for some tyres please.

    I currently have 235/45x17 on the front and 255/40x17 on the rear but would like to go a tad thinner maybe 225/45 or 215/50 and 245/40 or 235/45

    thanks

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    How about a 225/45 all round? That's what Yokohama tend to do with a lot of BMWs

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    I did consider this but my wheels are staggered widths and being a 540 it struggles to put the power down in the dry with 255's.

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    Indeed, the thinking is in the winter you back off the loud pedal a bit anyway - winter tyres are much softer and speed rated way lower than summer tyres.

    Hankook stock is as you can probably gather from above is a bit random, and Nankang are about 2000 225/45/17 short of what they initially ordered so it's a challenge to get them presently

    Most other brands although we can get them, we dont deal direct so dont get blinding prices - places like kwik-fit bought up all of them and have been saving them until now so they can charge what they like

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    I forgot to say i'm not overly bothered about a name brand as the car doesn't do much mileage so not bothered about tyre wear properties, it would just be nice to know if i wanted to go out i could and not end up in a ditch.

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    Not seen a single flake yet

    Might chuck them on this weekend anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothound View Post
    Not seen a single flake yet

    Might chuck them on this weekend anyway
    Even with no snow, they'll give you bettee grip in very low temps
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    The lower front bar was also showing the typical signs of any metal attached to an s13

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    Sorry for the slow reply chaps, i was off friday collecting a blue car :-)

    I'll see what i can find tomorrow :-) JN is spot on though, once it's cold normal tyres dont get up to temperature so dont grip as they should.

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    I've got some tyres now chap but thanks anyway

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