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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:08 am 
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Just checked the tyre pressures, they had gone up by 0.5 PSI presumably because of the recent temperature increases we've had.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:22 am 
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Serviced our Peugeot Boxer van today, interesting thing is to change air filter you need a screwdriver and pollen filter you need to remove interior glove box, torx driver and small socket required! That's the french for you! :roll:

Our 107 doesn't have aircon, but these jobs on our 107 and our newer 108 don't need any tools at all, :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 10:56 am 
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Two new tyres rear
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Kinda want to repaint rims....
Replace rear sway bar bushes (they're shod)
Fluids and filters service soon

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:43 am 
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Any recommendations for a cheapish durable tyre?

I'm being slapped with a black box so no more spirited driving for me.

Normally I would go for Toyos, but with this in mind I figure I might as well get something that lasts a little longer.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:25 pm 
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jamesvhalton wrote:
Normally I would go for Toyos, but with this in mind I figure I might as well get something that lasts a little longer.


Have a look at Autoexpress reviews...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/91856/tyre-reviews-best-car-tyres

and...

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/92863/all-season-tyre-test-20172018-top-all-weather-tyres-tested

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 5:39 pm 
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jamesvhalton wrote:
Any recommendations for a cheapish durable tyre?

Any "Energy" tyre, the compound in them is really hard to reduce the rolling resistance, which also means long life.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 pm 
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What about the grippy-ness of such hard tyres? Surely they can't be as good as a softer "normal" compound?


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 8:42 am 
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Enjay wrote:
What about the grippy-ness of such hard tyres? Surely they can't be as good as a softer "normal" compound?

Grip and long life are mutually exclusive - long life needs a hard compound but grip needs a soft compound.

Grip isn't a word the Energy tyres understand, but they were what was fitted to the C1/107/Aygo at the factory...

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:14 am 
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just changed the crank pulley on the x type was surprised as i changed the oil seal as well it took longer to jack up and remove the wheel than it did to change the oil seal and pulley
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 9:07 pm 
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PetrolDave wrote:
Grip and long life are mutually exclusive - long life needs a hard compound but grip needs a soft compound.

Grip isn't a word the Energy tyres understand, but they were what was fitted to the C1/107/Aygo at the factory...

Thanks.

I was once reminded that, when driving - cornering at 70, whatever, all that is connecting you to the road at any one time is a bit of tyre/road contact about the size of a CD cover at each corner. I'd certainly prioritise grip over tyre lifespan; especially when our tyres are not that expensive so, over the lifetime of the tyres, the saving from a hard compound is only a few £ per year.


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