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Ahhh I spy a Davanti tyre there, woman at work put a set of 4 on her new civic for under 180 quid then wondered why the car suddenly became a handful as she'd replaced the worn out continentals it came with new, surprise surprise the worn out contis on 2mm had significantly more grip than the brand new Davanti's.

Cheap chinese shit, don't do it folks. 

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Aye I’ve seen a few Double Coin tyres on trucks. Mainly tippers and bin wagons.
I drove a shonky Daf artic 4x2 back in the late '90's and the boss put Double Coin on the steer 'cos cheap. One let go coming down Shap, luckily in the evening as I used half the lane to my right fighting it.
Told boss I didn't rate them!!!


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On ‎3‎/‎16‎/‎2020 at 9:17 PM, bunglebus said:

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HiLo - refers to the air pressure retention in relation to the owners manual. Also, coincidently, the accuracy of the equally cheap tyre pressure gauge purchased at the same time.

Or, does it reference the mental state of the owner. Hi cos it's a bargain init M8 saved loadsa bunga, lo when recovering the car from a ditch.

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A guy who worked at the same cab firm as me fitted a set of Daisy tyres to his Mercedes. 

He reckoned they were fine but at £55 a corner (2016) I'm not so sure. 

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I usually seem to end up replacing technically legal but otherwise slightly lethal tyres on old crocks shortly after buying them.  My old XJ40 came with a set of ancient Hero tyres on the back which had to go in a skip immediately as the only hero they inspired was the one to come and tow you out of the ditch you'd driven in to.

My Focus ST170 came with a set of Autogrips which were shaped like 20ps and I can confirm were ambitiously named.   You certainly knew they were on there though, plenty of road noise and wheel shake to remind you what you'd bought,

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