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Re: Tyre'd

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Anyone else use ?

Yes, for the first time last August - highly recommended.
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Re: Tyre'd

Yes - they use one of the best fitters around here
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Re: Tyre'd

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How do you wear out your tyres that quick Petlew?

I've no idea alamb. I don't rally drive round the streets or accelerate excessively, nor leave braking to the last moment. In fact I would say I was quite a conservative driver nowadays (haven't always been though) with age come tolerance and a wish for comfort rather than anything else. I suppose my job as a professional driver that acknowledges that nice and easy will get you there seconds only later than the boy racer helps.
But, to answer your question though; given the above I must put it down to the tyres themselves I suppose. The car (1.8 Toyota Avensis) is front wheel drive auto, but I don't see what difference that may mean. As it happens I had Pirelli P6000's on the previous car 2.0 auto Mondeo and they wore quicker than the earlier Goodyears.
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Re: Tyre'd

Dunlop SP Sport as fitted to my car by Challenger on 12th July 2010 £60.44 each fully fitted. Now £66.42 fitted.
Same tyres priced at today £73.16 each fully fitted.
Must be the price of rubber.
Having said that there looks to be at least 12 months of tread left.

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Re: Tyre'd

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F1 tyres break all the laws of Physics
With perfect traction it is said to be impossible to get more than 1G in acceleration or breaking,  I think drag cars approach 5G

If we are talking about pure friction, then yes, the maximum is 1G. Real tyres run on textured roads, though, so you get a certain amount of mechanical grip as well. Dragster tyres are different again. They are made from a special compound that becomes sticky as it heats up, so the tyres are literally glued to the track.
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He warns: “The UK is to brace itself for well below average temperatures and widespread heavy snowfall throughout winter 2011/2012 which will result in the fourth bad winter in succession, and will prove to be the worst of them all.
“I fully expect records to be broken, with the Highlands of Scotland being once again particularly hard hit. It is vital to start preparing now.”

From Jim`s linky above....
Did this weather forecaster also pass this info on to the British Gas and other Utility companies, so they have a good winter ?  Undecided