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have you had a puncture?
No
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yes
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PostSubject: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:11 am

how many of you have had punctures in your cars and if so how often ?

you see ive spent lots of time weight saving from cars in the past and to me the spare wheel, cradle and tools are just dead weight, infact they are the dead weight equivalent of approximately 3 bhp ....and i havent had a puncture for maybe 4 years, so considering 99% of my mileage covered is local i think i might remove it all !!!
weight saved doesn't just improve straight line performance like the equivalent extra bhp would, it also means the brakes have to work less and handling improves, never mind economy if your a bit of an eco watcher type, win win all round.....unless you get a puncture, lmao.

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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:13 am

ive had 2 in a year bud

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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:31 am

I have had only one puncture in about 17 years of driving.

DOH you watch now I just cursed myself and will get one tomorrow!
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:32 am

Nice perspective to see the situation from Dave!!!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:36 am

Just when you remove it and leave it at home is when you have that puncture(sods Law)

then it will cost a lot more than what you will gain leaving it behind.. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:05 am

well if im only local its only a phone call away to get the wheel dropped off, i reckon im gonna out it .....it will be my secret killer mod allowing me to slay all other gsi's with ease ..rflmao !! Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:44 am

DaveV6 wrote:
well if im only local its only a phone call away to get the wheel dropped off, i reckon im gonna out it .....it will be my secret killer mod allowing me to slay all other gsi's with ease ..rflmao !! Laughing Laughing


wow , that statement made my eyes water laughing.......let us know what the outcome is..and hopefully you will manage NOT to get a flippin puncture..

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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:55 am

ha ha ha , well i know what the outcome will be already....a gain thats small enough to be undetectable to the driver but significant enough to knock 4 tenths of a second off your
0-100 mph time.
sounds daft but a car covers some fair few metres in 4 tenths of a second at 100 mph and that would be the on the road gain you would get.
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:09 am

DaveV6 wrote:

sounds daft but a car covers some fair few metres in 4 tenths of a second at 100 mph and that would be the on the road gain you would get.

lol I like a good math puzzle so you got me intrigued as to the answer and it's 17.88159821 meters you would travel in 4 tenths of a second at 100mph cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:22 pm

or about 3 1/2 full car lengths ......doesnt sound quite so daft an idea now does it ,lol.

stuff it im just gettin a can o gunk and dumpin the spare, we have breakdown cover if the worst happens.All new zafs only have gunk anyway dont they?
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:01 am

Hey i worked in a tyre garage for 13 years & u wont believe what iv pulled out of tyres u never no whats in the roads these days & is that 3bhp worth the price of a new tyre Question unless u invest in some run flat tyre Idea & if i remember right if you use gunk/tyre weld you have to replace the tyre Question Question

Crying or Very sad even tho i ant got a spare wheel affraid never came with 1
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PostSubject: Re: punctures   Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:08 am

I've had 1 in 18 years.
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