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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Yeah I've heard and read some great reviews on the PSSs.

    Quickly checked tire rack for the potenzas and they don't seem to carry my size.. Odd. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong submodel (11a?). Either way, I'm pretty set on the michelins.

    I'd LOVE to get a tubi exhaust but I already have a Dinan exhaust from my previous owner and I quite like it. The tubi is like 5-6 grand, no? Yeah, not worth it to me.
     
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    A small to moderate mismatch in grip between front and rear tires is not that big of a deal. The greater the mismatch, the more important it is to have the better-gripping tires in the rear, though.
     
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    I'm thinking of getting the PSSs for my rears when I get back home. Bad idea to mix and match with the PS2s up front?
     
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    Just swap your rear right and left tires and then fill up this thread with tire questions in 2 weeks when you burn through the good tire.

    :teach:
     
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    Aren't most tires asymmetrical?
     
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    I need to delete the :teach: now
     
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    If they are asymmetrical across the width of the tire, you can still swap them --- just flip their turning direction. If they are unidirectional, you can use them in the wrong direction, but they will be noisier and slightly less effective in the rain. The PS2s are both.
     
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    Same with AMG. When I picked up my car yesterday with its new rear tires, I asked about tire wear. According to the service manager all AMG's from C to S burn through rear tires 2-3 times faster than front. A guy was there complaining that his rears on a CLS AMG needed replacing after 7000 miles. My rears lasted 10,000 and fronts are still as good as new.
     
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    If they are unidirectional, take them off the rims and swap. They will still be turning int he same direction, but the side that was on the inside of the car will be on the outside.
     
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    Threw a quick coat of wax on tonight. Bar prep starts in less than a week and I won't later have any time. Shocked at the amount of stone dings in the bumper cover, though. Really upsetting.

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    You, sir, are organized.
     
  12. TC (Houston)

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    Oh man, I wish I had a lift. The F355 is getting new catalytic converters next week, would love to do it myself.
     
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    ^^ I've priced out some fairly capable lifts for ~$2500 cnd... Considering the amount of labor I'm sure the 355 requires to replace those things, might pay a hefty portion of the lift!

    On a side note -
    I need you guys to talk me out of my next car purchase.

    I'm still very happy with my Audi for daily driving, but in the interest of my business (High end clothing), I have started considering limo-like options.

    Competitors in neighboring cities have started offering a "car service" for clients looking to spend...
    According to them, it has paid for the car many times over, and the clients love being picked up on a rolls, etc.

    I can pick up a mid 2000's Bentley Arnage for 30-40k with low mileage.
    For the same money, an 07-09 XJ can be had. However, in the interest of the business, I think a super high-end (Bentley, Rolls, S600, would be more appropriate)

    An Arnage out of warranty (assuming I take the 6.75) would be a nightmare if anything went wrong, but if I could find an early 4.4L BMW powered model, it wouldn't be unrealistic.

    Buying an Arnage for the business.... Best justification I can think of !
     
  14. impolyt_one

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    They only made that 4.4L Arnage for a year or two, and it's not supposed to be all that great of a car. It's also not a stock block BMW M60 either, it's pretty highly modified from the BMW version. It's just as far from the original BMW engine as the 6.75 is from the GM (?) basis of its own. I don't think there's any cheap way to get into that echelon of luxury.

    I'm in Tokyo right now and saw a white F12 go by, with a black 599 GTO. Took me a second to even figure out what I was looking at, with the F12, first one I've seen. It's pretty cool looking, but I prefer the Ferrari design language in the 430 and 599.
     
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    Saw a couple during the Gumball start last weekend and I think I'm in love with the F12. :inlove:
     

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