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    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    ok. You made it sound like you did more brisk-old-fart country driving than that. I live out of town & my four toys are each driven standardly on...
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    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Griffith muster in Renault Forum
    John, I replaced the steering wheel of my mother's 1966 R8 1100 with an R5 A/G one when the car came across to me when she carked it,. You're...
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    22nd March 2017, 11:15 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    and yet, and yet . . . Briskly is good but events can seek to smite one. In such a situation, the likeliest bad scenarios are: a bit of...
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    21st March 2017, 10:24 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    In my view the booster was always a bad idea. It's not as if pedal pressure is enormous without it & unboosted brakes are more easily "read" for...
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    19th March 2017, 09:04 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    See latest Fourword.
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    17th March 2017, 01:59 AM
    Hunting for something else, I came across the below. I had thought that the C-Drive AC01 was defunct. Given your affection for them, I hope the size...
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    17th March 2017, 01:22 AM
    4cvg replied to a thread New Alpine 110 in Renault Forum
    Renault could do worse by way of promoting the new Alpine than updating the below clip. Renault Alpine promo | Videos | Auto Express
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    16th March 2017, 11:18 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Incidentally, as far as I know, the Dauphine Gordini transaxle in Kermit is the one that I put in my second 4CV (built up from a shell from a South...
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    15th March 2017, 11:40 PM
    As I've observed before: the easiest way to improve a car's behaviour is to play around with tyre pressures. The second easiest is to change tyres....
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    15th March 2017, 10:40 PM
    Once you have some tyres which you are interested in, go to the below site, find the tyre from the list & then (ignoring the user reviews & the...
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    15th March 2017, 10:34 PM
    If you have excessive weer on inside AND outside edges, then this isn't a toe issue, it's an under-inflation issue. cheers! Peter
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    15th March 2017, 10:27 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread For the 4CV fans ... in Renault Forum
    Colin Rose never entered the car in any competitive category. It ran in the so-called "Tour" which is a series of cars running up to 130 kph in...
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    15th March 2017, 10:10 PM
    Obviously track-day style tyres. As to which ones, there are some tests but not many & you will be restricted by size & won't have much choice. I...
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    15th March 2017, 09:56 PM
    I assume you mean Conti EcoContact EP in 145/65-15 (fitted as front tyres for the first Smart). These are the predecessor of the EC3. I use them as...
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    14th March 2017, 10:42 PM
    Not sure which Toyo you have in mind in which size (I was using TireRack as well; I frequent their site for the tyre tests). Toyos are generally...
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    14th March 2017, 09:50 PM
    One can clean up, straighten & seal rims. What one should never do is fit a tube in a tubeless tyre (longish story, available on request). ...
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    14th March 2017, 02:44 AM
    Hard for us to say as the range available here is different to that in the States. The Kumho you mention is the Solus TA11. It has a very wet-grip...
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    14th March 2017, 02:26 AM
    You won't get them. I would be inclined to cheat, just marginally, & use normal R8/R10 centres (with reinforcing rings to stop stud hole cracking...
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    14th March 2017, 01:51 AM
    To respond: On EU ratings: yes the rating varies sometimes with size & sometimes within a size (especially if there's an OE version but also...
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    13th March 2017, 11:03 PM
    Thanks John, but no. I have some but deferred fitting them until after the repaint. Just popped them on today as it happens :-) As things turn...
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    13th March 2017, 10:30 PM
    I am no enthusiast for 13" rims (over-much offset at the front degrading rather sweet steering) but YMMV (hey! can all those 13" A110s be wrong? -...
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    12th March 2017, 11:09 PM
    I would be wary of relying overly much on the EU rating or the DOT ones. Basically, each is a fairly low speed weighted sled wet braking test. ...
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    12th March 2017, 09:39 PM
    Thanks. In this case, the main merit of going to the smaller size would be access to an "eco" tyre that didn't trade off too much by way of wet grip....
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    12th March 2017, 09:28 PM
    Up again for auction on Wednesday 15th. (See A5 at the end of the numbered items.) Armitage Auctions - catalogues cheers! Peter
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    12th March 2017, 09:26 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread R8 sale in Renault Forum
    Up again for auction on Wednesday 15th. (See A5 at the end of the numbered items.) Armitage Auctions - catalogues cheers! Peter
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    12th March 2017, 09:18 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Renault Fregate.. in Renault Forum
    Graham, I'm assuming that it's the Fregate that you've bringing to Griffith at Easter. cheers! Peter
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    11th March 2017, 11:09 PM
    Hmm. I've responded to you in the other thread. Good luck. cheers! Peter
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    11th March 2017, 11:01 PM
    The 2017 A.B. test is just made available on Tyre Reviews. Not the NE3 as Toyo's tyre in it though. (Though, for interest, your Aeolus is.) 2017...
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    11th March 2017, 10:46 PM
    Apart from the soggy & gripless ComfortContact5, I consistently recommend Continental tyres as they are mostly very well compounded for the wet...
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    10th March 2017, 10:18 PM
    care to clarify? (no to what bit?)
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