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    24th June 2019, 11:06 PM
    My perhaps imperfect understanding of the history of this is that the predecessor to the Sierra engine, the Ventoux, was notorious for poor upper...
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    18th June 2019, 10:56 PM
    For how it might end up looking, see the link in the M530 thread in Foggy Chat.
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    18th June 2019, 10:51 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Koleos 235/r55/18 tyres in Renault Forum
    Despite the above exit commitment, one small request to Jo: When you have chosen & fitted something & had time to play & appraise, would you be...
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    18th June 2019, 10:46 PM
    My understanding of the rear was that Renault built in some passive roll oversteer (or oversteerish) by way of bush distortion to produce toe-out on...
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    15th June 2019, 11:00 PM
    4cvg started a thread R16 Conti PC2 tyres in Renault Forum
    In the past, I have recommended Continental's PremiumContact2 tyres as the best available fitment for an R16 by reference to any criteria of...
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    14th June 2019, 11:42 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Koleos 235/r55/18 tyres in Renault Forum
    Just a few remarks & then I think that I'll bail out & let Jo decide what notice he wishes to take of my observations. There are three seemingly...
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    13th June 2019, 11:08 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Koleos 235/r55/18 tyres in Renault Forum
    Three things: First: It would be good if posters could be as specific as possible about the particular tyre type they are commenting on. I am...
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    13th June 2019, 01:10 AM
    4cvg replied to a thread Koleos 235/r55/18 tyres in Renault Forum
    First, I'd avoid all SUV specialised tyres & simply fit normal passenger tyres. This is because the former are comfort & longevity prioritised. ...
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    8th June 2019, 11:17 PM
    The mix would be an interesting experiment. The main thing with an R16 is to anchor the front & crappier rear tyres would be a way of getting better...
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    8th June 2019, 10:02 PM
    Just one procedural suggestion: as the Renault forum has more traffic than this one, you could profitably either duplicate your post there or have a...
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    8th June 2019, 01:42 AM
    First, I suggest that the CX 668 is to be avoided if wet grip is of the slightest interest. The NA1 in a much newer design & I know of no tests...
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    29th May 2019, 10:46 PM
    4cvg replied to a thread Windscreen in Renault Forum
    Noted; thanks for that! cheers! Peter
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  1. angru
    angru liked post by 4cvg On thread : Nankang tyres, 16TS
    First, I suggest that the CX 668 is to be avoided if wet grip is of the slightest interest. The NA1 in a much newer design & I know of no tests of it except a Choice one (I have no access to this...
    Liked On: 8th June 2019, 10:29 PM
  2. Dano
    Dano liked post by 4cvg On thread : Nankang tyres, 16TS
    First, I suggest that the CX 668 is to be avoided if wet grip is of the slightest interest. The NA1 in a much newer design & I know of no tests of it except a Choice one (I have no access to this...
    Liked On: 8th June 2019, 08:44 AM
  3. cjl
    cjl liked post by 4cvg On thread : Tyres for DS
    I wouldn't fit Xas or XVS Michelins. Nor would I fit the faux-XVS Retro tyres made by Nankang. To reprint an earlier post on the topic: "The objections to the Xas/XVS are two: first, poor wet...
    Liked On: 9th May 2019, 09:24 PM
  4. JohnW
    JohnW liked post by 4cvg On thread : 4CV (Gutted)
    The vandalism I comprehend (though condemn). The thefts disappoint me more as I have always considered the classic Renault scene to be a sort of extended family.
    Liked On: 7th May 2019, 10:19 AM
  5. Sunroof
    Sunroof liked post by 4cvg On thread : 4CV (Gutted)
    The vandalism I comprehend (though condemn). The thefts disappoint me more as I have always considered the classic Renault scene to be a sort of extended family.
    Liked On: 7th May 2019, 08:24 AM
  6. antonio
    antonio liked post by 4cvg On thread : What tyre pressures do you run in your DS?
    Four comments: First, it is correct that higher front pressures will result in lighter steering effort owing to a smaller contact patch to squirm around. Second, just upping front pressures...
    Liked On: 5th May 2019, 10:34 PM
  7. R8 Dream
    R8 Dream liked post by 4cvg On thread : Renault R5 5-speed box in R8/R10
    Thanks for that. I imagine that discussion might now follow. In passing, I note that the linkage for my Djet goes down the left side of the backbone, across in front of the mid mounted engine, past...
    Liked On: 28th April 2019, 09:35 PM
  8. JohnW
    JohnW liked post by 4cvg On thread : Shock absorbers - redux . . .
    OK, just a thought. So far in my life, I haven't washed a car (although my first wife chose to wash my Midget once in the early seventies). This is not, however, because I don't like my cars wet...
    Liked On: 19th April 2019, 08:12 AM
  9. JohnW
    JohnW liked post by 4cvg On thread : A very desirable collection.
    Well Frans, you are better off as you (or yours) have a Jet.
    Liked On: 17th April 2019, 11:23 PM
  10. 207cc Sport
    207cc Sport liked post by 4cvg On thread : Shock absorbers - redux . . .
    235/40-19? Short list of 3: Michelin PS4 S Continental SC5 Pirelli PZ4 (Sport) Not sure what you prioritise in performance disciplines for this application but a rough summary would be...
    Liked On: 10th April 2019, 04:04 PM
  11. 207cc Sport
    207cc Sport liked post by 4cvg On thread : Shock absorbers - redux . . .
    All noted. Enjoy! Personally, my most enjoyable "toy" times are on wet roads :-) I have fond memories of the RE71 (185/60-14 rears on rear-engined Renaults) as a nicely behaved wet tyre...
    Liked On: 9th April 2019, 04:09 PM
  12. CC1701
    CC1701 liked post by 4cvg On thread : C5 X7 Battery Replacement
    You might want to consider an Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) battery. Basically it is a lead/acid battery but without a liquid electrolyte. I fitted one (brand: "Full River") in my 4CVG which, as modified,...
    Liked On: 8th April 2019, 05:36 PM
  13. geodon
    geodon liked post by 4cvg On thread : Windscreen Scratches
    Hmm! If the scratch is on the driver's side in your vision arc, then my concern with buffing them/it out would be ending up with vision- distorting uneven thicknesses. I would see what a glazier...
    Liked On: 7th April 2019, 08:31 AM
  14. 207cc Sport
    207cc Sport liked post by 4cvg On thread : Shock absorbers - redux . . .
    I agree with you about dampers & the general under-rating of their importance for a car's dynamic "feel" & performance. Out of curiosity, what's the tyre size for the Nissan? I'd be astonished if...
    Liked On: 4th April 2019, 05:49 PM
  15. cjl
    cjl liked post by 4cvg On thread : Help with 195/50/15 tyre options
    Somewhere over 500 kms down the track, please share your impressions of the RE003, especially laterally in the wet (go to a roundabout & play). cheers! Peter
    Liked On: 1st April 2019, 10:10 PM
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