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Bart_Maztra
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« on: September 23, 2007, 12:57:35 pm »

Last year i bought some gotti wheels , which where in horrible condition. Yesterday i collect them from the powdercoater. They become lovely Smiley



Now i need to sort out some tyres. As the wheels are 15" 7j i thought doing 195/50 at the front and 205/55 at the rear.
Currently my front tyres are bridgestones which i realy hate and dunlop sp on the back. After having bridgestone  Sad and vredestein  Sad at the back i realy like the dunlops.

I thought doing the "sp sport fast response" at the front and the "sp sportr 9000" at the rear.

SPSportFastResponse


SP9000


Anyone some experience with dunlop atbthe front?
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007, 04:27:49 pm »

he he.. I have the EXACT same wheels .. and I want the EXACT same thing done to them...!!  Smiley .. only I want mine black.. or white instead... But I always figured that powdercoating was way too expensive?.. how much did you pay?
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007, 07:18:00 pm »

180 euro for 4 wheels (standard ral colour). Most other powdercoaters charge 300 - 380 euro, so i gues i've payed not too much Smiley They put the wheels in a "paintstripper" bath and then it is sand blasted and then 3 layers powdercoating. 2 layers of colour and 1 layer of lacquer. 
The gotti shields came from german ebay. Bargain
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Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007, 09:25:01 pm »

Now i need to sort out some tyres.

I have said it before and I'll say it again: I beleive Yokohama makes some of the best tyres for the Murena. Yokohama tyres are known to be made from some of the softest rubber compounds available for road tyres, and they are quite sticky, which is what we want. They have a faster wear rate than the competitors, but in this respect, I consider it a quality since it proves the "grippy" nature of them. In the wet they behave predictably, but I tend to have a lot of respect for wet roads in the Murena, so I don't push them. In the dry, however, I push my tyres to the limit, and I feel excellent control of the car on these tyres. They have been real confidence builders for me.

That was my 0,05€.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 09:25:39 pm »

Hey Bart

Congratulations, the wheels look nice .-)
Just like new.

A little question for you - could you measure the ET for me ??
I am thinking new alloys for my murena also, but it is very difficult to get ET28 or less - only way out is using spacers - and in my country this is not legal.

BR
Henrik
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007, 08:18:47 pm »

ET25
Just ordered the dunlops. The yokohama's are a bit too expensive...
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007, 09:39:52 pm »

ET25
Just ordered the dunlops. The yokohama's are a bit too expensive...

Huh not here in Denmark... have you checked http://www.autobandenmarkt.nl/?
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2007, 07:14:10 pm »

Wow! Grip! What a difference with the crappy bridgestones! Here speaks a happy man Grin
And i just love the looks of it!


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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2007, 10:57:43 pm »

Wow! Grip! What a difference with the crappy bridgestones! Here speaks a happy man Grin
And i just love the looks of it!


 No comment  Roll Eyes Bridgestone rulez all over the world!  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2007, 11:47:14 pm »

Wow! Grip! What a difference with the crappy bridgestones! Here speaks a happy man Grin

Congratulations!
I love the photo, especially the way the autumn leaves complement the gold colour of your car.

- Anders
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