03-17-2003, 03:14 PM
I turned the Carly into a wollowing corner shy beast at the weekend. It's scary
I swapped off the 2 balding pirelli P-zero and P600 tyres and fitted two spares 205/55*16 pirelli p6000's which are also down to about 3 mm.
These are a stop gap while I get some new cheap tyres and to clear some of the many nearly bald tyres i've knocking around here.
Have just ordered 2 Kumho 712's 205/50*ZR 16's to see how they go.
Directional, big centre channel, softish and £110 all in for the pair. They should last 8000m (about 4.5 months)
03-17-2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Scaero owner:
They should last 8000m (about 4.5 months)[/b]Even if you take them round Anglesey during that time?
03-17-2003, 03:34 PM
Not sure which on to take, these tyres are for the carly as I'm running 225's on the Aero.
I really would like to take both, but as I refuse to have a towbar on my cars it isn't going to happen.
I I said earlier, the carly is boosting really hard now, more so than the Aero, althoiugh the aero is still quicker and more linear to 6000. (constant 15-16 psi all the way while the carly's boost starts to drop off higher up.
03-17-2003, 03:42 PM
I I said earlier, the carly is boosting really hard now, more so than the Aero, althoiugh the aero is still quicker and more linear to 6000.[/b]Of course the Carly is using a T25 whilst the Aero uses a TD04(?) I know my T25 "loses" boost after 3750 and really only pulls silly boost (although not quite in the Bubbles league) between 2000 and 3000 rpm. It's why I'm budgeting for a bigger turbo, possibly a hybrid or maybe just a TD04 and see how the DI/APC likes that.
Sorry, doing my usual trick and going "off-track".
Mmm, bad tyres ... yes. Err, mine are pretty bad.
03-17-2003, 03:51 PM
Yep, my Carly is peaking at 19-20 ish psi around 2-3000, dropping to 16-17. and then dropping lower further up the rev range.
Maybe I ought to look out for a 2nd hand abbott exhaust (don't think I could warrant a 3" on the carly and the aero) to see if it free's anything further up.
Desparatly trying to finish all my tyres and get a matched set an the carly.
03-18-2003, 05:09 AM
swapped the p-zeros (205 55 15) with the 6000's on the back of mine and the are s**t! the car just wants to go straight on at a wet roundabout will be changing them very very soon it is scary how bad they are. http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif http://www.saabscene.com/forum/images/smilies/eek.gif
03-18-2003, 11:52 AM
I've just changed the fronts 40 miles agop for a pair of test Kumho 712's.
So far they seem ok but are a little wooly around the corners. I'm hoping that they will bed in and loose their release agents.
I my play wioth the presures a bit and see how it helps.
Ratings are TW 280, traction AA Tempurature A, ZR speed.