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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 27th January 2006
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I must use that excuse with one of our customers!(Joking!!!)
Keep us informed about the TOYO's and good luck with them.
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Originally Posted by lagdti
'All Lagunas pull to the right under braking because of the power steering'
That is priceless!
Did a Main Dealer tell you that?
Wow! The last time I heard that one, it was from a certain Vauxhall dealer who'd just done a lousy job of jigging my MkII Astra when some old duffer thought 'give way' meant 'wait for something to come along then pull out.'

I took the same car to Smiley's (that's how long ago it was) and got the free four wheel alignment check. The mechanic's words are still there in my head "Who did this for you? Stevie Wonder?" As I recall, the spec for the car was supposed to be toe-out 10mm. It was actually toe-in to around the same amount. I took it back to the Vauxhall dealer, who put it up on the ramp and proved that the alignment was correct using... wait for it... a tape measure between the fronts of both wheels. All that proved to me (after Smileys had used the laser alignment on it) was that the dimensions of the front of the car were now out, after they'd supposedly re-aligned the whole thing on the body jig.

But that was over a decade ago. I didn't realise that old excuse was still doing the rounds. If a car pulls to one side, then there's something wrong with it.
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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 27th January 2006
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Hello to all

Does any one have any good Tyre recommendations? I am just at 8000 miles
and my front two are going to need replacing soon. The car came with Michelin Pilots and i just dont like the way they make the car feel.

Changed from the standard conti's to Goodyear F1's 225 r17 v rated 125 each but been on now for 11000 miles and worn far better than the conti's also grips like nothing else.

They have the V grooved racing tread pattern that may suit your type of driving.

They have far stiffer side walls so will provide sharper handling the pilots are more of a cruiser tyre.

They have been able to deal with the 270lbs of torque om 2.2dci to the point where the traction control ( which I always keep on) hardley ever needs to act.

They also haven't worn on the outer edges the same way as the Conti's so I'll stick with them.

But you deffinetly need a more sporty tyre to suit your driving.

Incidently a friend of mine had a Lag 2 a 2.0 ide for 3 years and had Pilots fitted always said it felt abit bouncy!!

Good look but 8000 miles you must spinnin it out off the driveway every mornin.
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Toyo are very good by the accounts i've heard, a friend has them on his 306 rallye.
The Dunlop Sp are are very hard so will last, I've just put mine onto the back and some Hankooks (the dealer replaced the rears with them when i bought it) and they are crap on the front it understeers like heel and just feels bad. think i'm gong to put the dunny's back on the front!
Godyear eagle F1 are recommended and you can't go wrong with a set of yokohamas.
K-tec racing supply Toyos at a resonable price if I remember rightly
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Thanks for that XXX and Big Mart.

I no i am not spinnin it out off the driveway every mornin. There are some nice fast bends and roundabouts on my way into work. Which i may have done a bit to fast once or twice.
Thanks again for all your help.
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