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    Whatever happened to white tyres??

    Are any other colours available now?

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    Didn't they bring out some multi coloured ones a few years ago?
    Can't quite remember but I thought they had Camo ones for boys and flower or pink ones for girls...

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    Saw some a while back on Pimp My Ride with a red dye in the rubber - gave off clouds of red smoke when drifting.... very cool!

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    Colour coded tryes ???

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    It'd be like your car wearing trainers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post
    Didn't they bring out some multi coloured ones a few years ago?
    Can't quite remember but I thought they had Camo ones for boys and flower or pink ones for girls...
    Just had a quick Google, apparently it was Michelin around 2004/5 and they discontinued them because adding the coloured dye weakened the tyre compound.

    Still do Coloured tyres for bikes and scooters though.

    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Saw some a while back on Pimp My Ride with a red dye in the rubber - gave off clouds of red smoke when drifting.... very cool!
    Seen these too, only available for competition use. Very cool though.

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    Too chavey imho.

    Terran

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    Would red tyres leave red skid marks??

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    Haha, good point - never thought about this.
    I'd take a set in Saturn Blue to match my coachwork
    Shouldn't look too ostentatious because it's almost as dark as black anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Would red tyres leave red skid marks??
    So would brown ones leave....lol never mind

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