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    Looking to get some new tyres for my 348 and frankly having a bit of a 'mare trying to get anything like a matching set. PZEROs seem to be out of stock in europe in the size I need, been looking for a couple of months and no one can give an order date. Toyo have just moved factory. There were some en route to UK, they've gone missing in a container, no order date. The only tyres I can get as a set (or pretty close) is a continental sport contact (5 on the front 3 on the rear, both W rated) Doesn't look like I have a great deal of choice but anyone know anything about tyres? Are these any good or at least not too bad. Believe it or not they're replacing original dated tyres on my '93 car so pretty much anything is going to be an improvement!

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    I just bought a set of P Zero Corsas(?) from Micheldeever... great service - wmay be worth giving them a call?

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    I had the same problem when I got my car. All I could do was periodically check my local tyre place to see whether they could find any. Eventually, they got hold of a set of 4 Bridgestone SO1s for me - but of course the one time the answer was "yes, we've found some" was when I was in there replacing a set of rears for the turbo due to a puncture. Was an expensive month.

    It seems that plenty of notice is required when we want 348 tyres on stock wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave964 View Post
    I had the same problem when I got my car. All I could do was periodically check my local tyre place to see whether they could find any. Eventually, they got hold of a set of 4 Bridgestone SO1s for me - but of course the one time the answer was "yes, we've found some" was when I was in there replacing a set of rears for the turbo due to a puncture. Was an expensive month.

    It seems that plenty of notice is required when we want 348 tyres on stock wheels.
    Dave, remember it well. How's the motor going? (the old slow one!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siy View Post
    I just bought a set of P Zero Corsas(?) from Micheldeever... great service - wmay be worth giving them a call?
    Thanks, will give them a try. Was that for a 348? Seems like the tyre sizes are unusual (rears especially)

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    No - wasnt for a 348 am afraid, but they seem to get a lot of stcok that others can't get... good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Dave, remember it well. How's the motor going? (the old slow one!)
    Pretty well thanks. Dodgy heater panel was fixed easily by taking it out and using some contact cleaner on the connector.

    Accelerator has been sticking from cold through the winter, which didn't bother me much since I drive the car gently when cold anyway. However, last week it decided to stick open when I'd been accelerating hard in 2nd towards a sharp bend and needed to brake hard..... that convinced me it needed fixing, so I sorted that Saturday morning.

    Lovely weather at the weekend, so went out with it several times, including 7am Sunday morning for an hour which was great fun. Looking forward to the summer! Currently, I'm not aware of anything that needs fixing - although I'm not entirely sure the air con was as cold at the weekend as I remember from last summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siy View Post
    No - wasnt for a 348 am afraid, but they seem to get a lot of stcok that others can't get... good luck!
    Just saw your signature and profile, great car btw. The problem seems to be with the size. I went to a Pirelli specialist, they put the rear size into the computer and said "That'll be for a Ferrari 348, then." when I asked how they knew they said it was the only car the computer said uses that size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave964 View Post
    Pretty well thanks. Dodgy heater panel was fixed easily by taking it out and using some contact cleaner on the connector.

    Accelerator has been sticking from cold through the winter, which didn't bother me much since I drive the car gently when cold anyway. However, last week it decided to stick open when I'd been accelerating hard in 2nd towards a sharp bend and needed to brake hard..... that convinced me it needed fixing, so I sorted that Saturday morning.

    Lovely weather at the weekend, so went out with it several times, including 7am Sunday morning for an hour which was great fun. Looking forward to the summer! Currently, I'm not aware of anything that needs fixing - although I'm not entirely sure the air con was as cold at the weekend as I remember from last summer.
    Good to hear it's going well. Re the accelerator, mine was a bit slow so I got Shiltech to sort it for me as my car was going in anyway. Only took them about an hour or so to strip it down, no parts and now comes back up quicker than I can move my foot out of the way. Springs back instantly. They spoke to some of their regular 348 owners and did 3 more the next day. Massive difference.

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    Assuming your looking for standard sizes ie a few examples from www.mytyres.co.uk

    Front: 215/50 ZR17
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    Falken ZIEX ZE912 80.02

    Toyo Proxes 106.51
    Pirelli P Zeo Nero 204.77

    Rear: 255/45 ZR17
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    Falken FK-452 118.53
    Toyo Proxes 173.63
    Pirelli sottozero 236


    Look on http://www.camskill.co.uk as wellwhich are sometimes cheaper

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