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    Posted: 21-June-2006 at 22:31
My sister in law just had 4 new Pirelli P Zero Rosso tyres fitted to her
Boxster. It had Pirelli's on it already and it only needed 2 back tyres. (fronts
had 10k left in them).
The guy in the tyre garage said he could not put the new back ones on
without changing the fronts to match because they are a new design. He
said the new back tyres are not compatible with the old fronts which were P
zero's but not Rosso's. Is this right or was she ripped off? Seems a bit stupid
to me. (and expensive) I would understand if the old ones were a different
brand.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-June-2006 at 22:57
sounds like a rip off to me!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-June-2006 at 23:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-June-2006 at 23:12

somebody say

RUBBER?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 01:39

They tried this lark with my older sister when she was doing the same, She rang me and I told her to tell your man to feck off, she put him onto me and I told him to feck off your robbing baxtard

Sounds like they must try this one on the ladies

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 10:32
Sounds like total rubbish to me... you can have headaches with different tyres between front and back but thats generally different brands etc... where you've got bad up front and good down back or vice versa but not with same brand!! Thats just robbing... I'd say if someone went back down looking for second hand tyres with those measurements they'd be offered them!!! after they sold her new ones.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 11:21
You won't ever notice the difference until you push the car. Less grip on the front and more on the back just means understeer, not a bad thing really for day to day use and to stay safe.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 11:25

Name the tyre out fit. I can tell you some stories about one large tyre fitter and how they work. This maybe true but unlightly..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 13:17
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 21:22

Maybe right if they meant different tyres on either side - not back and front.

Does sound dodgy - trying it on methinks..



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-June-2006 at 23:40

She was ripped off I think - name and shame the outfit.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-June-2006 at 22:48

Sounds like bull - front and back different isn't a massive problem - it's different on each side that causes problems.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-June-2006 at 15:32

Bullsh*t.

 

she's been had, I'm afraid. 

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