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    Default What a difference - what a day!

    Well, as per my other thread, I went to get my proper springs fitted today. They then realised the springs they got to replace the wrong ones, were also wrong!

    So, 5 hours later (yes I sat and waited!) the proper springs were on. 4.5 hours waiting for parts, .5 hours fitting!

    I then went to my brothers tyre place, as I needed two front tyres. Currently I have Eagle F1's all round (225.45.17), and the car wobbles and strays all over the place.

    I decided to have some Vredsteins fitted as I couldnt be bothered to wait for any other make to be ordered in. So, they were fitted, and my brother then did a four wheel alignment on one of those super laser machine things (Eagle eye or summat it was called).

    Well, the car drives like new!

    The play that I had in the steering - Gone
    The tram lining - Gone
    Skitty cornering - Gone

    I am pretty chuffed. Its obviously too early to give the tyres a proper review, but I think I will be having them all round next time. (I still have the F1's on the back). The Vredsteins seem to soak up the bumps better to.
    PS heres the tyres, which I paid £80 each fitted and balanced - http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Ultrac.htm


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    Did you have the same size (225.45.17) in the Vredsteins fitted ...............

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    result mate bet your well chuffed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    Did you have the same size (225.45.17) in the Vredsteins fitted ...............
    Yep, same size went on, I can't believe the difference. I was actually excited to drive to work this morning!

    Glenboy, neverlandandy - Yep, I am actually amazed at the improvement in handling.

    Maybe it was down to the wrong springs, dodgy tracking and tyres. Either way, its much softer now (despite being on stiffer springs), and the car doesn't steer itself!

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