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Davie

1,982 posts

140 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

13,908 posts

118 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

988 posts

164 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

7,259 posts

93 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Nizhnekamskshina yikes

Chicharito

1,017 posts

76 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

1,824 posts

190 months

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

neiljohnson

11,288 posts

132 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

76 months

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



ArosaMike

1,605 posts

136 months

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

cptsideways

12,449 posts

177 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

444 posts

134 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Michael McIntyreconfused

BusaMK

368 posts

74 months

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

Workshy Fop

691 posts

192 months

Sunday 11th December 2011
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Fate!

r11co

5,430 posts

155 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

1,418 posts

117 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

21,189 posts

171 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

10,478 posts

148 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

5,634 posts

104 months

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

PigFilth

3,434 posts

126 months

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

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)

PigFilth

3,434 posts

126 months

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

Accelera(te into the nearest overgrown ditch)