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Old 29-07-10, 06:29 AM
pasini s pasini s is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bologna, Italy
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Default Tyers for a Bristol 407

Hello Greg,

the 'taxi' tires fitted on my 409 when I bought it were marked 'C' (as for
'Cargo', I suppose, i.e. vans etc; later I found on the Austone web site
that they are widely used on cabs) and the speed rating for these tires is
very low. Even if they are good tires and probably safe up to 99 mph, a 409
has a declared top speed of 132 mph and weighs nearly 2 tons, so the MoT
would never pass it with 99mph tires; even more important, in case of an
accident the insurance company would not pay any damage.

BTW, what tire pressures are you using on your V8 Bristols?


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