Project 1.4 se day one

Mine came with 4 Chinese budgets. 1 Khumo. 1 Infinity, 2 Joyroads (still on, 40% worn). I needed one for the MOT in March, but replaced two with Vredestein 185/50x16 All Season ones. I'm prepared to be slated on this choice; but I haven't noticed excessive noise, odd behaviour etc so far. No wet weather yet. All Vredesteins are made in Netherlands or Hungary, and definitely not China. I confirmed this with their UK head office. I paid £80 each, all in, including only £1.50 each for disposal. This was through Watling Tyres in Kent. Came through in 2 days.
Landsail is by no means the worst budget tyre brand and, assuming Darpod14 doesn't intend to drive his new acquisition as if he stole it - to coin a phrase - and has some driving experience enabling him to recognise hazards and drive accordingly, I see no reason to change what appears to be a fairly new set of tyres.
 
Mine came with 4 Chinese budgets. 1 Khumo. 1 Infinity, 2 Joyroads (still on, 40% worn). I needed one for the MOT in March, but replaced two with Vredestein 185/50x16 All Season ones. I'm prepared to be slated on this choice; but I haven't noticed excessive noise, odd behaviour etc so far. No wet weather yet. All Vredesteins are made in Netherlands or Hungary, and definitely not China. I confirmed this with their UK head office. I paid £80 each, all in, including only £1.50 each for disposal. This was through Watling Tyres in Kent. Came through in 2 days.

The best tyre I have used is the Michelin CrossClimate+ I run a set all yeah round on my main vehicle and they are excellent! My partners car we switch better cross climates and eagle f1s


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Mix and match centre console done today as per suggestion by @Proghound and @A2Steve, thanks guys, bits sorted by @A2Steve.
I am sure I will still want other Soul Black bits yet, I will put my Swing bits on here FOC for anyone who needs them.
Undertray fitted, makes a massive difference i think, car feels much more solid on the road.
Cam belt done, and gasket.
I will post pic once I have cleaned car, finally getting there!
 
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Today my little project visited @timmus for a full electrics health check and sort out plus Bluetooth to be fitted.
I was a lovely day in sunny Lancaster and Tom sorted all my little issues with my 19 year old car.
It didn’t want to help him along the way, but he managed to sort the bodge up someone had done previously!
No doubt I’ll soon be returning when I find him an upgrade to do!
Tom cheers and enjoy the sun!
 
Evening,

When you say bluetooth fitted what do you mean?? I’d love to be able to stream from my phone to the car...rather than using an FM transmitter plugged into the lighter...which I have to plug in and unplug as it’s always live :(
 
Evening,

When you say bluetooth fitted what do you mean?? I’d love to be able to stream from my phone to the car...rather than using an FM transmitter plugged into the lighter...which I have to plug in and unplug as it’s always live :(
@timmus will be able to tell you better than me, but he retro adds Bluetooth to the rear of the stereo, totally oem looking ? then you can do everything you want, without having to change the stereo to non gen!
 
Pretty much every tyre has to pass safety tests so you buy the brand that suits your budget.
Those "safety tests"are" self certified" ie carried out in China, by the manufacturer. No oversight. Just pop the CE mark into the mold!
Some Chinese tyres are good value and perform well. Unless you have first hand experience of something, best not comment.
Mac.
 
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