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Davie

1,223 posts

98 months

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Gad-Westy said:
marangoni tyres - I always read it as margarini tyres. Doesn't suggest high coefficients of friction!
Or marigolds... made from your Mum's finest washing up gloves.

hidetheelephants

7,653 posts

76 months

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The old man had Cheng Shin things on his ex-Met R80/7; I think they were called Supergrip Mileage or some rubbish, but despite the pattern being a straight rip off of the metzeler me33 they were made out of recycled hockey pucks and if it rained you couldn't lean over. At all. On the plus side they were very hard wearing, which was nice.

chris333

722 posts

122 months

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Mate of mine renowned for his tight-fisted tendencies once bought some Polish Stomil tyres.

Apparently "stomil" is Polish for "a hundred miles", which doesn't give you much faith in their durability...

Attym3

6,885 posts

51 months

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Nizhnekamskshina yikes

Chicharito

1,017 posts

34 months

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Gad-Westy said:
marangoni tyres - I always read it as margarini tyres. Doesn't suggest high coefficients of friction!
Yet, strangely, they're a pretty good tyre. Just not all that well known outside of Italy.

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NikB

1,820 posts

148 months

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Had some Alsation Remoulds several years ago.

neiljohnson

10,724 posts

90 months

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chris333 said:
Mate of mine renowned for his tight-fisted tendencies once bought some Polish Stomil tyres.

Apparently "stomil" is Polish for "a hundred miles", which doesn't give you much faith in their durability...
Still going under the debica name after some serious problems with distortion at speed yikes


Always thought Goodyear excellence was a pony name decent enough tyre though

Chicharito

1,017 posts

34 months

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NikB said:
Had some Alsation Remoulds several years ago.
On his Vauxhall Labrador?



ArosaMike

945 posts

94 months

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I'm impressed no one's mentioned Runways yet!

cptsideways

10,600 posts

135 months

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"Fate 0" Just rings alarm bells, I bought a Mitsubishi Galant with them on absolute death they were. Mind you you the car car an equally bad daft name too Mitsubishi Galant GLX 16v Gti 4wd 4ws I kid you not.

fel71

330 posts

92 months

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BusaMK

358 posts

32 months

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I think Achilles is the best name for a tyre!!!! Somewhat ironic.

Workshy Fop

675 posts

150 months

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Fate!

r11co

1,632 posts

113 months

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neiljohnson said:
Gajah tungaul (shortened to gt radial on some) <snip> accleras all chinese ditch finders laugh!
GT and Accelera are Indonesian, and receive technology and R&D information from Michelin and Continental respectively in exchange for access to all those rubber plantations. GiTi on the other hand are a Chinese offshot of Gajah Tungaul.

Oh, and 'Monza' tyres are Courier Monza aka Pirelli.

Best comedy name - Sunfull!

Edited by r11co on Sunday 11th December 21:15

Garett

1,255 posts

75 months

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'Road Champ' sounds comic book to me, my mate used to have one on his old Punto.

Ozzie Osmond

15,998 posts

129 months

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You'll be needing a nice set of Carlos Fandangos....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqqZ28m8uCo


Bonefish Blues

6,344 posts

106 months

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callyman said:
The LingLong makes me snigger
For years I thought this was just a generic Forum name for any budget Far Eastern tyre paperbag

slipstream 1985

4,489 posts

62 months

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i had "events" onthe clio when i got. not a confidence inspiring name!

PigFilth

3,249 posts

84 months

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Nankang... Wanli...

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)

PigFilth

3,249 posts

84 months

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Nankang... Wanli...

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)
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