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Martin
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My Car: BMW 535d M Sport & Boxster 987.2

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

245/40x19.  The estate is supposed to have 98 load rating, the saloon is 94.  It also has the same width tyres all round, so narrower rear tyres on a 535d than a 518d M Sport.
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Roadsterstu
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andy C wrote:
Martin wrote:
They are, yes.  98 load rating on the estate, which narrows down the options as well.  They have come down in price, they were £230 each last time and Blackcircles have them for £200 at the moment.  I bet they're back up to £230 when I need some again.....  


Try camskill, they've always been cheaper than anywhere else for me


Blackcircles were cheaper than Camskill this time. 99.38 vs 114.
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Alf McQueef
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Blackcircles were cheaper than Camskill this time. 99.38 vs 114.


Good shout - I was just about to order two summer rears (285/30/20) on Camskill and blackcircles are a little cheaper. Two Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2's ordered.... £184 each, not bad.

You can get budget tyres for £60 in this size. Can you imagine how long you would live????
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or how slowly you'd have to drive!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£10 per tyre difference between Camskill and Blackcircles, but the later includes fitting.   I need to put the Boxster rears in the boot and get all four done in one trip next week
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am definitely looking forward to getting my car back on to the summer set-up. We were down in the (relatively warm) Cotswolds over the weekend and frankly, even despite fiddling around with the adaptive suspension, on the winter tyres, it definitely felt untidy.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rear sportmaxx RT2's arrived - they look awesome... And they are a full 20mm each wider than the Sportmaxx's on there now. Which means to say 295mm each - the same as the winter Pirelli's. The old rears measured up as 275mm each.

All are labelled 285 but this is par for the course as I mentioned once before.

I considered getting the fronts to go with them, but they're on about 5mm, and anyway having the better tyres on the rear is not an issue with my car - in extremis its the back that goes.

I drove quite spiritedly today and the Pirelli winters feel fine, I'm probably just used to them now and will love the extra bite when I stick the summers on at the weekend...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F1s hopefully going on tomorrow. And the new rear pads are bedded in too. Happy days.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P Zeros going on tomorrow, dodgy Chinese shite to be fully barbecued this evening after a test, er, session at the weekend  
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Martin
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to the swap over at the weekend, the winters didn't feel good yesterday afternoon, when it was 16c and sunny.   Perfect day for a sunroof, mine was fully open all the way home.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fully F1'd. Looking forward to the late drive home after work tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ Don't forget that new tyres need to be run in, to remove the layer of slippery mould-release agent on the tread......
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:
^ Don't forget that new tyres need to be run in, to remove the layer of slippery mould-release agent on the tread......


And don't forget the puncture repair kit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Stu keeps them in tyre warmers during the day so they are up to operating temp temperature straight away.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
I think Stu keeps them in tyre warmers during the day so they are up to operating temp temperature straight away.




They certainly felt a lot nicer than the winters when it was 16 degrees this afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost ready.  Wheels cleaned and polished, will be going on the car in the morning.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shiny! I've polished my summers one by one in the garage when I've been out there weight training (which is mostly doing nothing, so I do bike jobs and so on in-between sets) but they don't look like that. They have very few marks on them but some have clearly had cheap, probably tyre-on, "refurbs" with quite rough paint in places. They look great a couple of metres away but not close up. Annoyingly the winters - which I care less about - are absolutely mint but I'm not going to hatch some plan to swap them about.
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Martin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is the best wheel, the others have a couple of stone chips, but other than that they do come up like new.  One of the benefits of them always being stored through the winter.

Had a really enjoyable couple of hundred miles yesterday, the low speed ride is a bit worse but in every other respect the car felt noticeably better to drive, particularly the steering a more stable feel at higher speeds.   Roundabouts were more fun (there are plenty on the A43) and there's a nice right hander on the dual carriageway near home (well sighted, good camber etc) which felt plenty fast enough and borderline nervous at 80-85 leptons on winter tyres, but felt great at 95 leptons.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The low speed ride on mine initially felt disappointing but a couple of hundred miles on the summers and I'm used to it and it feels great. Grip from the F1s is fantastic.


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