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    Been running on Falken FK452's on all four corners for a couple of months now and have to say they do seem quite a good tyre, with no significant wear,(had proper 4-wheel alignment done by Tony Bones whom is the best there is at www.wheels-inmotion.co.uk) only thing I do notice is that the steering on the car is very light for the first 5-10 miles and then the grip starts getting better, so it seems they take a while to warm up compared to other makes of tyre I've had, has anyone else experienced the same with the FK452?
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    Hi Pete - what you say about the 452's is, IIRC, well documented on the forum. Some say they need at least 500 miles or so to bed in properly, something to do with the mould release compound needing to be scrubbed off. Then you're in to very happy motoring.

    Don't know about them been skittish for the first few miles every trip though

    Strange you should mention "Wheels in Motion". I've just put a thread up suggesting them as a place for a meet. Indeed, I need to call Tony Bones 2mrw to sort out my alignment and geometry issues.

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    They certainly know their stuff down @ wheels in motion, wouldn't go anywhere else these days and Tony is a down to earth guy and he or one of his guys there will certainly sort you out and if it's of any interest when they do wheel balancing they use the latest Heweka plates and sonic tyre profiling to acquire the "tyre-wheel" relationship rather than the usual conical type that fits into the centre hub of the wheel as used by the likes of kwik-fit etc.
    Cheers Pete

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    Strange you should mention balancing - still don't think Just Tyres @ Amersham have got it right. Another job for WIM me thinks.

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    Sounds like it mate and I think WIM charges £6.50 a wheel which isn't bad really, anyway hope it all gets sorted ok for you mate.
    Cheers Pete

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    Pete, did you know there's a meet on your doorstep on Sunday 7th December? http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61896

    I can't be there due to prior commitments

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    i have them on the front and do notice that they need about five minutes driving before the steering wheel feels a bit stiffer but other than that they are brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectragsi3.2 View Post
    i have them on the front and do notice that they need about five minutes driving before the steering wheel feels a bit stiffer but other than that they are brilliant
    That's probably about right then with mine, but obviously at the moment with it being so damn cold out there it's just taking a little longer for the better grip, but you're right they do seem to be a good tyre.
    Cheers Pete

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    I have them on all 4 corners. They are not as quiet as the Toyo T1-R's I had previously but grip wise they are.

    And camskill are seriously cheap for them aswell.....

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