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Old 2nd December 2017, 01:13 PM
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Default Bob Jane all rounder

Some of you might remember I bought an S211 E350 about 15 months ago.
At the time, the car needed rego and the previous owner had to put two new front tyres on to pass. He put on the 'bob jane all rounder' and I can say after less than 10,000km, they are pretty much bald now. Tyre pressures have been correct per the petrol flap.

This is not a tyre I would normally choose, especially if I compare it to the Yokohama's of the same size I have on my 450SLC. I did about 15,000km when they were on my 560SEC and then another 8-10,000 on my SLC and they are still fine.
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Old 2nd December 2017, 07:47 PM
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Bob Jane tyres plain old rubbish!

My Grandparents had a set of Bob Jane all rounders on there 1983 Toyota Corolla CS sedan purchased new from Cardiff Toyota.

The tyres on the Corolla were perished the car had sat in the garage the car was my Grandmothers.

The Corolla went from home to the bowling club barely used.

The car had under 30,000kms on the clock from new.

At the time I had my 1982 230E which of course did cost more than the Toyota in my opinion the Corolla was such a plain looking car.

The old adage Ďnever judge a book by itís coverí, the Corolla with a new set of Toyo tyres complete service rego renewed the car was ready for the open road again.

After seeing the old tyres on the Corolla I would personally never use that brand.

Neither am I a fan of Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop & Firestone poor quality but thatís just my two cents worth otherwise may agree or disagree?

Important to have good quality rubber whilst driving your pride & joy safety is essential as well.

Regularly checking your tyre pressures, wheel balancing & rotating surely a good way to get the maximum life out of the tyres?

Sorry for my lengthy story about the Toyota & tyres and hopefully I have not gone off track from the original post if so no disrespect to Bryce?

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Old 6th December 2017, 09:03 AM
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I'm thinking of buying a set of the same wheels with tyres which would give me a spare. They are from a wrecker, two tyres are 80% tread and two 50%, so this might be a better option.
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Old 6th December 2017, 02:17 PM
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Yes Bryce, I also found that the internet/ Wrecker was the way to go with 4 Alloys and very good tyres for our 7 year old C Class. At $600 it was way cheaper than refurbishment of the Alloys, plus another $600 plus for Tyres.
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Yes Bryce, I also found that the internet/ Wrecker was the way to go with 4 Alloys and very good tyres for our 7 year old C Class. At $600 it was way cheaper than refurbishment of the Alloys, plus another $600 plus for Tyres.
yes, this is what I will do if I can get out to the wrecker in time. About an hour from my place so might not be able to get out there this side of xmas.
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