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Old 04-20-2017, 03:48 AM   #241 (permalink)
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Since your car has EFI it would be supposed to trim the air/fuel ratio automatically right after the start, while the older carburettor-fed dedicated-ethanol cars from Brazil would need a warm-up with the choke engaged.

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Old 04-21-2017, 02:49 PM   #242 (permalink)
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Got 2 sets of rims, with one having usable tires for summer, the rims i had were rustbroken.

Holy damn i was scared crapless, when i used a steel brush drill to clean the old rims.

No effin wonder the last set of tires didn't hold air, the weld seam itself had given up in some spots!!!!!! O.o

So i now have a set of some old winter Continentals with decent rims, that i'll remove the remaining dubs on.

Maybe these'll hold at least over the summer 'til i get tax returns. Haha.


At least they look better than the grayed-out rethreads i used previous summer. No cracks.

They say old winter tires are crap in rain, i didn't notice that so much with the last set of tires. I don't drive a lot of higways anyay, and i drive sensibly in rain.



oh, and got a deck cover on the deal, looks better when your trunk contents are hidden.



(all lada rims (except Niva) are with a bolt pattern of 4x98 and the center is a bit weird in size, so they are a pain and a bit hard to get here (most common is 4x100, there are practically no other cars than fiat, old skodas or Lada that uses 4x98 pattern rims here. So i just HAD to get my hands on a spare set of rims, just in case.)
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There are a number of people who use de-studded tyres over the summer, I have never heard anything about rain (as long as you have the wheels on in the correct direction), however there is alot about the braking distance being longer.

I doubt that it would make much difference seeing as in Finland you will be able to count the number of summer days on one hand :P

Retreads are great for trucks and other industrial machines, but I've never really liked them for cars, I had a set that came with some alloys and they were awful in the rain and felt like I was driving in mud the rest of the time. It is really quite difficult to find car retread tyres now what with new budget tyres being the same price.
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yeah, i like to drive on smaller roads. The rain is the only concern, but like a said, i did not notice so much of it. Our roads are so uneven that water cant even accumulate anywhere lolol.

How's weather in sweden? Here snow is melting, and it rains occassionally. It still tries to rain snow, but it goes away.
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Seeing as we did not have a real winter, we are not having a real summer either, one day its sun, the next snow, however what snow comes goes very quickly.

It is nice to be back on summer tyres and as it is warmer, mpg has jumped up a little. Just hoping to get the area between the front bumper and wheel arches blocked off, and the fitting of LED DRLs.
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seemingly the same as here.
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-3 and snow this morning

it is now +10 and clear blue skies

so far every morning this week I have regretted fitted summer tyres, every afternoon I'm thinking that it was a good idea.
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we got 0 degrees celsius and 10cm of snow.

Oh yeahh.
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Our weather follows similar pattern. Near freezing at night and warm during day. Im running all weather tyres which are claimed by manufacturer to work in snow ice and warm tarmac. Certainly work well in snow. Should do as have 3 mountain peaks and snowflakes on sidewall.
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oh dang, 20cm of snow in almost may.

i didn't think i'd have to shovel again....

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