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Comedy tyre names

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Davie

1,419 posts

120 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

11,841 posts

98 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

882 posts

144 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

7,229 posts

73 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Nizhnekamskshina yikes

Chicharito

1,017 posts

56 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

1,822 posts

170 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Had some Alsation Remoulds several years ago.

neiljohnson

11,265 posts

112 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

56 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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NikB said:
Had some Alsation Remoulds several years ago.
On his Vauxhall Labrador?



ArosaMike

1,197 posts

116 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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I'm impressed no one's mentioned Runways yet!

cptsideways

11,795 posts

157 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

395 posts

114 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Michael McIntyreconfused

BusaMK

362 posts

54 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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I think Achilles is the best name for a tyre!!!! Somewhat ironic.

Workshy Fop

689 posts

172 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Fate!

r11co

3,615 posts

135 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

1,373 posts

97 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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'Road Champ' sounds comic book to me, my mate used to have one on his old Punto.

Ozzie Osmond

19,193 posts

151 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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You'll be needing a nice set of Carlos Fandangos....

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


Bonefish Blues

8,326 posts

128 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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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

5,122 posts

84 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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i had "events" onthe clio when i got. not a confidence inspiring name!

PigFilth

3,343 posts

106 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Nankang... Wanli...

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)

PigFilth

3,343 posts

106 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Nankang... Wanli...

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)