The Low Loader Thread

Ewan

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Don’t tell me, there’s was rain in the next door county, it was only 18 degrees C, you were doing 7mph around a slight bend, but because the car had Pirelli’s it was uncontrollable and you lost the back end. Am I right?
 

TimR

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Don’t tell me, there’s was rain in the next door county, it was only 18 degrees C, you were doing 7mph around a slight bend, but because the car had Pirelli’s it was uncontrollable and you lost the back end. Am I right?
I did wonder myself...
Just laid off, and then this... Bad things come in threes.
Take care...
 

TimR

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Due an update this year too….
( most in this segment are quiet this year apparently…)
 

Scaf

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I rather like my Vreds (a rebadged Pirelli Im told !!! !)
Didn’t know about that, but they have been my tyre of choice since about 2012 when I fitted them to my DB7 vantage - fitted to various XJ’s my first MC Granturismo and now the Strad.

In my opinion a great all rounder and exceptional in the summer.
 

safrane

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Are you sure???

They are owned by an Indian Co now (Apollo Tyres) and before that BF Goodrich had a 40% stake... can't see Pirelli giving them tyre tech.
 

TimR

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Only sure in as much Matt ( conaero) has said it repeatedly & in the context of wheel/tyre damage from sidewall stiffness.
BFG Goodrich are Michelin as I understand it….( acquired them in 1990 )
Knowing that, I find it unlikely it’s Pirelli tbh!
 
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Scaf

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Only sure in as much Matt ( conaero) has said it repeatedly & in the context of wheel/tyre damage from sidewall stiffness.
BFG Goodrich are Michelin as I understand it….( acquired them in 1990 )
Knowing that, I find it unlikely it’s Pirelli tbh!
According the website it was not an acquisition by Goodrich, they opened a shared factory together, they were acquired by Apollo in 2009.

Either way - great tyres IMO
 

TimR

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According the website it was not an acquisition by Goodrich, they opened a shared factory together, they were acquired by Apollo in 2009.

Either way - great tyres IMO
yeah/no. Goodrich ( originally USA) were bought by Michelin in 1990
Apollo own Vredestein...(acquired in 2009) Headoffice in Holland ( I thought Vred were Dutch all this time!>! ooops)
 

stikey

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on the way back from modina on a trip and this guy got an applause from the lads at the petrol stop on his wedding Day
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