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Tyres etc - a kind of 'offer' for AO members

I have just fitted some Accelera tyres to the front after reading the favourable reports from the 159 guys on here. My local stockist is the guy I've been using for years so handy. I can't rate him highly enough - the only fella ever to be able to get my wheel alignment consistently spot on (not just on the Alfa - every car I have ever had).

Anyway I digress. Chatting to him tonight he is happy to do a deal for AO members on tyres, alignment etc. The place is Gils on 290 Colston Road in Bishopbriggs. Speak to Alan or David and mention you are on Alfa owner. I'll report on the Accelera as they bed in, but initial impressions are ok (only done 5 miles so far . . . )

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Cool! I'll bring in my MX-5 and tell them I'm an Alfa owner!

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Might be looking for new tyres shortly. What sort of deal are we talking about?

Bishopbriggs isn't far for me, so I would certainly consider it.
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Kinda varies - but talk to Alan and he'll see you OK. They have been consistently good with me and friends/family for years.
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+1 for Gills in Bishopbriggs. I used to get odd bits 'n' bobs from the motor factor part of the buisiness many moons ago. Always first class service.
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Cool! I'll bring in my MX-5 and tell them I'm an Alfa owner!

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Stu, I'll second that with my X Type we'll have him fooled for sure.......
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Stu, I'll second that with my X Type we'll have him fooled for sure.......
gosh, have not heard from you in ages! The Jag going then? Did you like her? What Alfa are you thinking of getting?

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Stu its been a while and yes the X Type is reliable and a well kept value for money secret, I would love another Alfa just need to sweat the X type a bit longer. I think the 159 or a GT prehaps? Brera would not be practical enough. Sorry to hear what happened to your 166 bet you miss her especially the suspension! I miss my 166 they are unique cars. What are you looking at next.
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What's the damage price wise on Accelera tyres?
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About 70 quid each fitted and balanced. I had my car all tracked etc at the same time as it was all over the place.
They seem OK, but still very early days.
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About 70 quid each fitted and balanced. I had my car all tracked etc at the same time as it was all over the place.
They seem OK, but still very early days.
HMMM that's no bad....I bought (about 3 years ago now) 4 brand noo Fox R1 alloys wie brand noo Accelera 215 45 17 tyres fur £299 .Including the 3mm spacer for the front brembos and wobbly bolts all around.

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Dont ask aboot wear as wie the 166 inner edgie problem its a fair bit uneven ...my God did I jist say fair...bloody extreme.Still all things being equal reasonable wearing tyres.
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Well after about 700 miiles I can say the Acceleras are not bad at all. Bit noisy perhaps, and a bit understeery however excellent value foro money I think - not that it is noticeable on general running around. Not unhappy with them at all
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