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Old 14th August 2014, 09:04 AM
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I may have been involved in finding it but my wife is solely responsible for the purchase cost! I'm very good at spending other people's money lol

We're down in Cornwall putting some miles on the car - fuel consumption so far has been dreadful need to see what next full delivers as that'll be the tank without the roof box on!
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Nothing better then picking amazing toy and giving bill to someone else

How about economy remap instead of performance one as LPG is just pointless??
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Old 13th June 2015, 04:32 PM
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Haven't updated this thread in ages!

Finally got the summer wheels back on the car, after collecting a set of winters from Mike on the forums late last year. It's been rolling on 8.5x18s since November and I couldn't get the summers back on due to a lack of availability of the tyres I wanted.

On the winters:



Newly refurbished summers



Lots of coatings later





My favourite tyres



Looking much better!



The car had its first service with us recently - annual service with gearbox oil and filter change as well (done a bit early). Went for a 2 year service plan at 399 and they will do the plugs and air filter next year, which will be about a year early. Mileage has just ticked past 35k and it flew through the MOT yesterday with no issues
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Old 13th June 2015, 07:03 PM
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Those wheels are the mutt's wotsits.
Its interesting that they are now putting the noise levels on the tyres now. How do the Pilot SS rate compared with others?
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Old 13th June 2015, 08:19 PM
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Its interesting that they are now putting the noise levels on the tyres now. How do the Pilot SS rate compared with others?
The Directive quoted on the bottom of the label made it a requirement to provide the info on all new tyres (or the invoice) a few years ago - with the intention of promoting the energy efficiency rating of the tyre, but recognising a lot of customers would want other useful info about how well the car will stop and how noisy is it.

The PS2 in that size is supposed to be slightly quieter and more energy efficient, but less able in the wet grip. It's all by tiny degrees though.

The Conti SC3 is a fair bit noisier and about the same performance as the PS2

For me I bought them because they last really well on the S8 for the typical use we give them, without suffering heavy shoulder wear
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