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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:57 pm 
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hi guys and gals,
question, does anyone know where i can find 4 155/65/14 tyres from which are new but (and this is really important) CHEAP.
i am not bothered about the make just as long as they are legal round and black and did i mention CHEAP.
thanks dave ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:47 pm 
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Black Circles have seen me right a few times lately, though I try never to use the word "cheap" in the same sentence as anything upon which my life depends.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:53 pm 
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I use the local Merityre and the tyres I use, fitted they're about £50 ish, don't know of any cheaper than that...but i'm sure someone else will know if there are any anywhere...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Black Circles have seen me right a few times lately, though I try never to use the word "cheap" in the same sentence as anything upon which my life depends.


Gotta agree with Don Bern there. Those 4 patches of rubber are the only things that stick you to the tarmac, & not worth skimping on them. Budget tyres are cheap usually for a reason, 9 times out of ten they'll either wear fast or as soon as weather is wet or icy they'll decide to act like a ski!

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 Post subject: Re: cheap tyres
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:22 pm 
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turn on the TV, read the paper, redundancies after redundancies are usually the main topic so just imagine you'd lost your job & the mortgage people were threatening to repossess your house which is a typical scenario these days, the cost of living is rising & your in debt with rising fuel bills, council tax, food etc, you live out in the sticks where public transport is poor but you need your car for interviews & the possibility of a new job, you want to be road legal so would you really give a monkeys about safety?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:02 am 
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Bernard wrote:
Black Circles have seen me right a few times lately, though I try never to use the word "cheap" in the same sentence as anything upon which my life depends.


Gotta agree with Don Bern there. Those 4 patches of rubber are the only things that stick you to the tarmac, & not worth skimping on them. Budget tyres are cheap usually for a reason, 9 times out of ten they'll either wear fast or as soon as weather is wet or icy they'll decide to act like a ski!


Let's not get too over excited here. While the tyres are of course very important any new tyre you buy in the UK has to meet the safety regs so it is going to be at least up to a minimum standard. Now you may want a better than minimum standard especially if you are planning on driving near to the edges of the envelope but even a cheap tyre will be fine if you are a "relaxed" driver.


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andyfiggy2002 wrote:
turn on the TV, read the paper, redundancies after redundancies are usually the main topic so just imagine you'd lost your job & the mortgage people were threatening to repossess your house which is a typical scenario these days, the cost of living is rising & your in debt with rising fuel bills, council tax, food etc, you live out in the sticks where public transport is poor but you need your car for interviews & the possibility of a new job, you want to be road legal so would you really give a monkeys about safety?


andy you hit the nail on the head.

civil servant. no wage rise for the last 3 years. god knows what %age i will have to contribute out of my wages towards my pension which has had various cuts made to it over the years.
no overtime, no bonus to increase my wages, job insecurities etc.
food, fuel, heating costs, council tax increases, etc. you know what i mean.
had to sell the mondeo to run a cheaper car.
(on a positive note i love my c1)
been driving for over 34 years now, various vehicles from lgv, buses, motor cycles, etc, with various advanced driving qualifications iam, Diamond advanced motorist, Rospa. even been a driving instructor for 9 years.
so when it comes to cornering in different weather conditions on my cheap tyres i like to think i have got some nonce to take it steady and anyway cheap tyres still have to reach certain standards.

so when the bank balance says cheap then cheap it as to be.

well i don't know about you but i feel so much better getting that off my chest
thanks for listening
dave :lol: :wave:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:18 am 
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andyfiggy2002 wrote:
turn on the TV, read the paper, redundancies after redundancies are usually the main topic so just imagine you'd lost your job & the mortgage people were threatening to repossess your house which is a typical scenario these days, the cost of living is rising & your in debt with rising fuel bills, council tax, food etc, you live out in the sticks where public transport is poor but you need your car for interviews & the possibility of a new job, you want to be road legal so would you really give a monkeys about safety?

Definitely I would - id have an eve harder time paying the bills if I were in Hospital. Or dead.

Black Circles are doing super sticky Yokohamas for £55, and decent Michelins and Avons for only a few notes less. The tenner saved on Nang Tang Woo Sungs not only offers a reduced handling and braking performance, but also a lesser life. That's the difference between "cheap" and "good value".

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andyfiggy2002 wrote:
turn on the TV, read the paper, redundancies after redundancies are usually the main topic so just imagine you'd lost your job & the mortgage people were threatening to repossess your house which is a typical scenario these days, the cost of living is rising & your in debt with rising fuel bills, council tax, food etc, you live out in the sticks where public transport is poor but you need your car for interviews & the possibility of a new job, you want to be road legal so would you really give a monkeys about safety?


I understand the frustrations of the economic instability & impact on jobs etc. And how everyone would like to save cash, however making the sweeping statement "so would you really give a monkeys about safety?" is a bit short sighted & drastic.

Yes, tyres have to be to a certain standards, however personally it's better to buy a set of tyres that are going to last 20k+ miles that are known to give good performance than save a tenner a corner & buy a tyre that will only give 10k of service & be terrible. Buy once, buy right. Pay once, not twice. Being savvy with your money doesn't mean always buying the cheapest!

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