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how many tyres hav u been through?

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by blaze, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. blaze

    blaze ridin dirty

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    just wonderin how many tyres yall go through coz i seem to always need a set of new rear tyres about every month.
     
  2. vy_storm

    vy_storm just another moderator... Staff Member

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    If this thread is leading where I think it is, expect it to be deleted......
     
  3. blaze

    blaze ridin dirty

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    well im guessin we all do it on private roads
     
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    DaPlaya New Member

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    I go through a set of tyres every 40 - 60 thousand K's, depending on the compound, I'm not the kind of person to waste rubber as I think burnouts are a pointless activity any car can do a burnout, it doesn't prove anything, and I enjoy driving.
     
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    Spaced New Member

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    at that rate I would invest in a tyre company buy some shares mine last at least a year
     
  6. blaze

    blaze ridin dirty

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    yeah im gonna stop. der only 15s and only had the car for 3 months
     
  7. VN_Luke

    VN_Luke ƃuoɹʍ ʇsnɾ sı sıɥʇ

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    i get lots of k's out of my tyres by using up every last little bit....
    (lol i'd never drive round on tyres like this)

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    My fronts have been on for about 30,000 kms and they're still fair chunky... 70%?

    ... plus, does anyone know why the tread would come off a tyre like that, when it's NOT a retread?
     
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  8. Patrio7

    Patrio7 3Y3 K4N 5P33K 1337.

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    my first set when i got my car werent in the best nick so i got a pair of cheapies, busted me wheels in an accidnet, set#2, lasted ok but i was goign though a phase back then lol got me at least 4 months, now im on a set of 60% bobjanes [ 2nd hand rims and tires ] they've lasted me a good 5months

    for my next set i might go khumos or those chepie "tornados" they were 105 each but despite being a 205 tire they had a nice foot print on them [ widish tread ]
     
  9. holden007

    holden007 VRII

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    In the 8yrs I have had the car, been through 3 sets of tyres, recently put 17' wheels and the tyres dont last at all.
     
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    I've run a set (4) of Bridgstone RE92s since OCt 2002 (done 80k) and apart from toe wear, the mids look almost new. I'm kicking myself I didn't pick the aligment as they'll soon be illegal.

    Clacks
     
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    Sounds like me. Maybe 3 sets in 10 years, I do drive like a granny tho ;)
     
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    CHANDLC BushBasher

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    I got 55000klms out of my last set and that was with going to the drags and doing small skids just to heat the tyres up and get rid of the water for each run, done about 10 runs a night once every second week end for 6 months.
    I'm running the dunlop 300E sports
     
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    Torquen Boost FTW

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    first set of rears went through in 2months second set of rears went through in 2 months (tred fine no side wall left). now i realise tyres are expensive and i have four new ones so i am going to preserve these lot. i guess you just have 2 grow out of arcing it up round evry corner = costly. lookin at it now kinda of a waste of money. it realy dosnt prove anything.
     
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    holden007 VRII

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    Not only tyres, you kill your engine and trans aswell.
     
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    Last set of tires bought in 2003, still got about 70% on them maybe? I don't smoke her up that much, I respect the Berlina.
     
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    if ur so keen on burning rubber save urself some money and go to the wreckers and get tyres
     
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    WILD VR CLUBBY lack of licence

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    well i brought the one set when i got my car in september last year and there still at about 90% tread
     
  18. TheForgotten

    TheForgotten only human......

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    I've had these current tyres about 14000k's and they still have about 70% left on all corners... rubber's gone hard. they stick great in the dry, but in the wet I make a nanna look like a girlracer
     
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    Yeah mine are the same, they suck in the wet.
     
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    VLishes BaZMeG

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    Oh dear, these threads are boring, perhaps we should have a "how much wiper fluid do you go thru in a year" thread.
     

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