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I am back!!!/New tyres

At last I am back! took ages to get any login fixed, many emails to AO, but eventually got a reply - and after another email and a week of two got my old username back But so few people here now, must be because its been so hard to get logged back on and they haven't persevered as much as i had to, and becuase the forum layout is such a bag of w*** quite frankly

kill the black screen - my eyes hurt
redo the spaghetti jumble that is the forum home page
make it faster by removing all the dorf - I am spending even longer on here and I am gonna get the sack


Any way got 4 new 205 55 16 w Conti Sport contacts yesterday (280 all inc)
Previously had firestone originals
Seem good so far better wet grip by miles, dry same, but more progressive though does means they squeel more, and not really noiser, just a diff pitch (more like wind noise than tyre roar - i.e. higher pitch)

Time will tell...!

Might give an update, but will def be on here less i am affraid till the layout is sorted out.

Hope eveyone is well, and everything is working!!!

Hold the rear end slide....don't run wide!

156 2.0TS Veloce Lthr (02/02), silver, black Momo, BMC filter,V6 intake, DS2500 Front-DS Perf Rear pads, Conti sportcontacts, OMP strut Brace .

Built in Italy, on the last Friday before (hic) Xmas........:-/
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Re: I am back!!!/New tyres

Glad to have you back on board - getting very quiet here these days. Never had any problems getting logged in with my old login.

You do get used to the new layout - first I hated it but it's starting be OK now. I don't know why AO needed such a major change from the previous very good layout.

Hated the Firestones that came originally with my car - certainly many better tyres out there to choose from.
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Don't stress Dupes. Soon your problems will be solved
Life is too short... everything is fine. Thanks for asking.
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Our 147 2.0TS originaly had Firestones when we test drove it - changed them for Conti SportContacts when we purchased it - good decision. Turn-in, and general steering response is much better, Slightly harder riding, maybe a tad noisier, but worth it for the improved steering feel. Can't comment on grip, because we didn't press it that hard with the firestones. However, the Conti's are grippier than the Bridgerock Potenza RE030's on our Subaru.
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