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Message 1888350 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 11:46:21 UTC - in response to Message 1888349.  

I keep mine inflated towards the upper end of the maximum. They ride a tad harder, but handle better. And they seem to wear pretty evenly, as I still tend to corner more aggressively than some people.

I do love my anti-sway bars.

Same here Mark. The Z3 manual says 28psi all round. I have the fronts at 31 psi. Slightly harder ride at low speeds but much more precision at higher speeds. And the wear is even over the whole tyre width. We call them anti-roll bars over the pond :-)

@ Vic - £175/$229 is a lot of money for anybody. I could go cheaper, but with a vehicle that can do 125mph, it would simply be a stupid economy. I replaced the rear two tyres a couple of years ago, but I know that due to age and mileage the front two will need to be changed in the next 18 months. But the car will see me out, so it will be the final time for a tyre change.

I run the fronts a couple of PSI higher than the rears since I added the rear bar. The fronts do most of the cornering work.
Although after adding the rear bar, the back tires take on more of the load.
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Message 1888405 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 16:00:59 UTC

Recaps on trucks yes they still do them. But they do on aircraft too.
One of first cases involved 2 DC-10 that crashed, one on take off in LAX and the other landing in Hawaii. The accidents shared tire failures. At the time Airlines were typically using tires that had been recapped up to 14 times. Needless to say I was just part of a large legal team. My part of the case was tires and landing gear. As a result of our work the NTSB reduced the number of times that a tire can be recapped to 7.
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Message 1888451 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 18:55:51 UTC - in response to Message 1888349.  

I keep mine inflated towards the upper end of the maximum. They ride a tad harder, but handle better. And they seem to wear pretty evenly, as I still tend to corner more aggressively than some people.

I do love my anti-sway bars.

Same here Mark. The Z3 manual says 28psi all round. I have the fronts at 31 psi. Slightly harder ride at low speeds but much more precision at higher speeds. And the wear is even over the whole tyre width. We call them anti-roll bars over the pond :-)

@ Vic - £175/$229 is a lot of money for anybody. I could go cheaper, but with a vehicle that can do 125mph, it would simply be a stupid economy. I replaced the rear two tyres a couple of years ago, but I know that due to age and mileage the front two will need to be changed in the next 18 months. But the car will see me out, so it will be the final time for a tyre change.

That £175 seems a bit steep, I've just replaced mine Pirelli 235/55 ZR17 103W at £108 each. I could have gone for "V" but that's a bit tight, just on the limit, 149mph, but they were not in stock.
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Message 1888455 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 19:55:09 UTC

I'd noted that when I went around a street corner, My tires would squeak, I'll have to ask about that.
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Message 1888460 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 20:24:25 UTC

Tyre squeal is indicative of many things including: wrong wheel alignment, tyre pressure too low for the conditions, driving too fast, worn suspension components (bushes, bearing and the like), damaged suspension components (rods and arms bent), incorrect tyre fitment, incorrect suspension geometry and so on. Given you've had a recent blow-out I would look at your tyre pressures - I would be setting them at the high load setting (and remember to check them when the air temperature drops in a few weeks time!)
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Message 1888463 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 20:38:47 UTC - in response to Message 1888460.  
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Good points Rob. I just have to hope I can get the remaining 3 tires tested for how much air they have, and maybe add some air if they need that on Sunday.

On another note, I just found out when and how much at most how much My manufactured home's gas furnace will cost to repair:

   200.00 control board
    79.00 labor(per hour)
    13.00 trip charge
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  $292.00 total


This will be done at the end of the month, My sister in law said She has to wait until the 1st, then She can send a check to pay for this, and the repair place will keep the invoice, I just have to call the repair place on Sept 30th.
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Message 1888482 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 22:32:06 UTC

Sounds like it's time to change my name social security number and birth date.
Just call me Richard Charpentier born 1/2/1985, 30 years younger sounds right.
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Message 1888491 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 22:56:02 UTC - in response to Message 1888482.  

Sounds like it's time to change my name social security number and birth date.
Just call me Richard Charpentier born 1/2/1985, 30 years younger sounds right.

Welcome to the family Richard. You might need some background so meet your relative https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_de_Lattre_de_Tassigny
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Message 1888569 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 8:45:02 UTC

Desperate times, desperate measures...


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Message 1888631 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 15:13:52 UTC

The new tire for the car is arriving today by UPS, now I just need to get the spare out, put the spare on the right rear, then put the good rear tire on the right front, then off I go to get My tire situation fixed, hopefully before leaving I can see if I have enough air in the remaining 3 tires, if not add some.

I've added an emergency tire pump and gauge to My amazon account, $38.99 and free shipping, at least currently. The power cord coils up on the backside, and there is more cord than in the picture.

Once done, then I can go shopping for the remaining food for the month, since My freezer is almost empty...

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Message 1888632 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 15:16:55 UTC

Musician Taryn Southern on composing her new album entirely with AI

If you heard Taryn Southern’s new single “Break Free” on the radio, you’d probably just keep driving or grocery shopping, or doing whatever you do in places that still have radios playing. The song is a big, moody ballad — the kind that might play during the climax of a Steven Spielberg movie. “Break Free” wasn’t composed by a John Williams copycat, but by artificial intelligence. The song is not a fluke or a novelty for Southern either; she’s using artificial intelligence platforms to create an entire album, called I AM AI. It’s the first LP to be entirely composed and produced with AI.

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Message 1888654 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 16:59:49 UTC - in response to Message 1888632.  

Just a thought; who gets the royalties?
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Message 1888662 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 17:35:25 UTC

Arecibo Survives Irma.

Something we (at least me) had not been thinking about.

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico is still standing, and still seemingly intact, despite experiencing the wrath of powerful Hurricane Irma, which battered the island last night (Sept. 6).

"Preliminary inspections of our facilities show no damages. We will continue inspections, and we'll keep the public informed," Arecibo representatives wrote today (Sept. 7) via the observatory's Twitter account, @NAICobservatory. [Hurricane Irma in Photos: Satellite Views]

Preliminary inspections of our facilities show no damages. We will continue inspections and we'll keep the public informed.

— Arecibo Observatory (@NAICobservatory) September 7, 2017

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Message 1888689 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 21:08:05 UTC

My replacement car tire has arrived via UPS, and the tire did not get wet, as rained happened just a bit earlier.
I'll call My friend here later after He gets home from work, I hope He can put the spare on the car on Saturday, since Barstow Tire and Brake is closed on Sunday.
And I'm running short of food for dinner.

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Message 1888691 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 21:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 1888689.  

And I'm running short of food for dinner.

Maybe these recipes could help.
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Message 1888695 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 21:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 1888691.  

And I'm running short of food for dinner.

Maybe these recipes could help.
TOP 5 very low budget slav recipes - Cooking with Boris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKQNLdMr48

The problem is My car has a flat tire, hence the NEW tire in My last post here, Grace My cat is also running low on canned food.
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Message 1888700 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 22:02:47 UTC - in response to Message 1888695.  

And I'm running short of food for dinner.

Maybe these recipes could help.
TOP 5 very low budget slav recipes - Cooking with Boris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKQNLdMr48

The problem is My car has a flat tire, hence the NEW tire in My last post here, Grace My cat is also running low on canned food.

You posted in another thread that the tire should be fixed tomorrow.
I don't think either one of you shall be in danger of starvation until then.
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Message 1888707 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 22:35:18 UTC - in response to Message 1888695.  

And I'm running short of food for dinner.

Maybe these recipes could help.
TOP 5 very low budget slav recipes - Cooking with Boris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKQNLdMr48

The problem is My car has a flat tire, hence the NEW tire in My last post here, Grace My cat is also running low on canned food.

Sorry. I thought you lived in a place where at least there is nearby convenience store.
I usually walk to mine. Always have.
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Message 1888719 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 23:37:57 UTC - in response to Message 1888707.  

And I'm running short of food for dinner.

Maybe these recipes could help.
TOP 5 very low budget slav recipes - Cooking with Boris
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKQNLdMr48

The problem is My car has a flat tire, hence the NEW tire in My last post here, Grace My cat is also running low on canned food.

Sorry. I thought you lived in a place where at least there is nearby convenience store.
I usually walk to mine. Always have.

Vic does not have that luxury. He lives in a fairly remote area and has to travel some distance for most things.
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Message 1888720 - Posted: 8 Sep 2017, 23:41:32 UTC

I usually walk to mine. Always have.

I wish it was that easy for me. The nearest convenience store (petrol station) is 4.023 km away. The nearest grocery market is 8.046 km away. If a ambulance is needed. Pray and give them 20 to 30 minutes.

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