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Old Oct 25th 2013, 5:12 am
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad
OK, if this thread is going to move into tyres, I'm looking for a recommendation....I've got a 2012 F150 that is going to need new tyres pretty soon. Currently has the original Pirelli Scorpion STR on it, which have lasted a touch shy of 30,000 miles. Don't need off-road capability, all mileage is town/highway, and about 20% is towing.

Any recommendations for the new tyres?
Do not get Coopers, they are a big stinking bag of wank.

Hankook, Kuhmo, Sumito, Yokohama and for the budget, Fuzion have all been good in the past for the family.

Hankook and Fuzion were a little noisy though, especially in the wet.

Not that you're looking for tyres good on the white stuff, but Nokian are the best ones around.
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Old Oct 25th 2013, 5:15 am
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I know I'm not the only MGB/Miata dual-citizen here. Sadly, I have to sell the latter

If anyone happens to be in the market, here is the listing.

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Old Oct 25th 2013, 5:16 am
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Didn't get a choice. It was a warranty claim ....
I've never had a warranty claim.
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad
I'm a cheapskate and let my subscription lapse....normally just renew when I'm buying something big.....may have to have a look later...
library might have a subscription? Ours has a digital subscription you can get on your kindle/mobile device, but you've then got to grab it from Zinio, who make a awesomely bad app :/
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Do not get Coopers, they are a big stinking bag of wank.

Hankook, Kuhmo, Sumito, Yokohama and for the budget, Fuzion have all been good in the past for the family.

Hankook and Fuzion were a little noisy though, especially in the wet.

Not that you're looking for tyres good on the white stuff, but Nokian are the best ones around.
I had Hankooks on the Miata (in the summer) and I will most likely fit some to the Mini as well next year. In the meantime, I have to get around to having the Blizzaks fitted before the weather changes.
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" .... contains content from UMG who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
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You have your own little country there?? It plays fine here.
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You have your own little country there?? It plays fine here.
Well we had a shot at getting our own country down here around 150 years ago +/-, but that didn't end well, it also didn't end with a separate country either, or at least I didn't think it had.
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Old Oct 25th 2013, 5:33 am
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retzie that's a nice Miata!

For road tires I really like my Michelin Primacy MXV4, picked them up on tirerack, but if you tow you may want a LT tire instead of a car tire.

Speaking of snow tires, I need to get my studs on the big 03 - it done snowed!

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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
.... For road tires I really like my Michelin Primacy MXV4, .....
Good tires. They gave me 100,000 miles on my Accord.

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I really liked the Vredsteins I had on the car back home. Slightly different speed rating than what you're after though...
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Saw a Telsa, then a Panamera. The Tesla looks better.

Finished the interior/stereo upgrade on my 03 Grand Marquis - a much larger job than I originally figured.

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Finished the interior/stereo upgrade on my 03 Grand Marquis - a much larger job than I originally figured.

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ROTFLMAO!!

But I roll with the times - I got the 8-track.

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ROTFLMAO!!

But I roll with the times - I got the 8-track.

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