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 Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!

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PostSubject: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:40 am

The rear tires on my Z were horrendous. Was practically riding on the rim with the two back tires and because the alignment was screwed up, the inside of the front driver's side tire was also balding. So here's what was done today:

*Replaced three of the worn tires (fourth was in good shape with plenty of tread) with Raptors.
*Had new tire rods installed on both front tires.
*Had the alignment done.

Parts and labor came to $464.54 and knowing I won't be driving the "death mobile" the next time I take her out in the rain: PRICELESS!!!

Driver's side front tire


Back tire


Next step is to replace the driver's side front fender and front fascia. Woot for tax refund money. Stay tuned......
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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:14 am

makes for a much happier car!

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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:11 am

Your car loves you right now Kelz!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:48 pm

Likin' the tread pattern... Who makes Raptors?
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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:34 pm

I think it's Goodyear, but let me double check. Could be Michelin. I love the feel of the car hugging the road. The grip is pretty intense. What a difference rubber makes.
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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:13 am

Sorry, I usually google stuff before I ask an obvious question.

Looks like Raptors are made by Riken.

We may want to take up a collection and get you a 4th tire, I hate to have you running on an unmatched set of shoes!
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PostSubject: Re: Zoe's X-mas present: New tires, alignment, tire rods. Yippeee!!!   Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:20 pm

^Yeah I think your right. Just broke now after blowing a lot of cash to get Gwenivere. But, tax refund time comes around February. I'll try to save up.
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