Bridgestone RE71's

Bridgestone RE71's

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Si B.

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16 posts

218 months

Friday 19th January 2001
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Never posted anything on this site before & not sure whether items for sale should be posted here, but anyway, here goes..... I have got 2 brand spanking new (complete with stickers etc) Bridgestone RE71's which I bought as spares for my S3 and never got round to using 'cos I chopped the S in for a Griff 500. So if anyone is interested give me a call and make me an offer (i think they were £65 each unfitted - so somewhere sensible under that price will do) - I live in Hungerford, Berkshire so best not to call if you live in Scotland! Phone No is 0467 891131. P.S. I bought these in the middle of last year from Headley Tyres in Newbury, Berks, who, despite the fact the tyres are no longer made, appeared to have no probs getting them - so if you need more than 2, give them a shout.

TVR Mark

45 posts

222 months

Sunday 22nd April 2001
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SO2's are a much better tyre, but then they are 3 times the price, you get what you pay for. If you have an S then SO2 do not come in the right size. Mark

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Sunday 22nd April 2001
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I could offer you a cheeky 50 quid for the pair if you want shot of them and I only live in cold ash so could come and get them too ;-) -- Mark

PetrolTed

34,324 posts

242 months

Sunday 22nd April 2001
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SO2's are a much better tyre, but then they are 3 times the price, you get what you pay for. If you have an S then SO2 do not come in the right size. Mark
That's not to say it's not an option. You can put on 55? profile without any problems. They don't fill the wheelarches quite as much but what the hell.

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Git! 65 and I'll collect. You can't say fairer than that :-) -- Mark
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GreenV8S

26,840 posts

223 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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SO2's are a much better tyre, but then they are 3 times the price, you get what you pay for. If you have an S then SO2 do not come in the right size. Mark
They come in 205/55/15, which goes on the same rim and is so close to the original 205/60/15 that you'd never tell the difference. The S02PPs are significantly better than earlier tyres and worth going for. Cheers, Peter Humphries (and a green V8S)

Simon B.

5 posts

215 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Well, I've still got them cluttering up my shed so if someone turns up on my doorstep with £65 they can have them - Bargain!! Give me a call on 0467 891131 - I live in Hungerford Berkshire. Cheers Simon

Simon B.

5 posts

215 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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One point on the performance front... I never had any probs with my S3 and that was shod with RE71'S all round plus they are the right profile to enable the bonnet to open properly (if they're on the front that is!). Simon

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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Well, I've still got them cluttering up my shed so if someone turns up on my doorstep with £65 they can have them - Bargain!! Give me a call on 0467 891131 - I live in Hungerford Berkshire. Cheers Simon
Fantastic! I'll give you a call tomorrow if I may... unless I'm beaten to it of course, have to see a man about a fireblade tonight. -- Mark

TVR Mark

45 posts

222 months

Monday 23rd April 2001
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[quote]SO2's are a much better tyre, but then they are 3 times the price, you get what you pay for. If you have an S then SO2 do not come in the right size. Mark That's not to say it's not an option. You can put on 55? profile without any problems. They don't fill the wheelarches quite as much but what the hell.
Ted - S's ground bad enough with 60 with 55 they would be more like a plough.And Peter you have a V8S with a S3 every millimeter counts. Mark Edited by TVR Mark on Monday 23 April 18:28

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Tuesday 24th April 2001
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Bear in mind it was I who raised this entry back to the top of the list and bought it to everyones attention again ! As you'd had no responses initially
That's a fair point. You have them. Regards, -- Mark

Simon B.

5 posts

215 months

Tuesday 24th April 2001
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Hi GB, Just had a quick e-mail from Mhibbins and we agree that a sense of fair play should prevail, so if you want to pick up the tyres this weekend give me a call and they're yours. Cheers, Simon

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Tuesday 24th April 2001
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Just had a quick e-mail from Mhibbins and we agree that a sense of fair play should prevail, so if you want to pick up the tyres this weekend give me a call and they're yours
See, I told you I could push the price up by a fiver... ...that's a joke, honestly -- Mark

mhibbins

13,820 posts

218 months

Wednesday 25th April 2001
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Once again I am shocked by the fair play & gentlemanly manor with which TVR owners behave
...it's the motorcyclist in me (so to speak) You're welcome. -- Mark