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Not sure if we have a tyre tech thread? 

Swapped diffs out on the Datsun today and cut my hand on the tyre,  glad I noticed it!

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Well the tyres are pretty old so no real loss.

As for replacements, whats a good 205/60/13?

Seems to be heaps of budget options, anything sporty other than semi-slicks?

On that side, anyone run semi-slick tyres on a weekend car, do they last long? Bear in mind it's a Datsun and driving in the rain is a serious corrosion hazard!

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I run semi's on my FD.  Have been on there a while so far. Still have heaps of grip and tread life.  Will happily pay a premium for decent grip. 

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3 hours ago, kyteler said:

I run semi's on my FD.  Have been on there a while so far. Still have heaps of grip and tread life.  Will happily pay a premium for decent grip. 

Thats exactly it, when it's a car that I enjoy driving, why not put grip on it!

How many Ks do you think you've put on them?

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21 minutes ago, NickJ said:

Thats exactly it, when it's a car that I enjoy driving, why not put grip on it!

How many Ks do you think you've put on them?

They've been on for about three years and I think I've done about 10 on it. 

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@Testament runs R888's on his Fiat 124 and has done quite a few Ks on them. They'll blow away any road tyre in performance and will be fine for a weekend car. They can be a bit noisey, but otherwise are great. 

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Ok cheers guys, I think the Datsun will get a short stay on stands while I scrape together some cash. 

As long as they aren't as loud as the mud tyres on the Niva, I think I can live with that

 

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Starter motors....the one in our non os car (2002 xtrail) seems to be playing up. Nothing happens when turning the key, but after I gave the starter a love tap it fired right up (for the last few days you could just try a few times and it would go). Brushes in the starter gumming up/worn out I'm thinking?

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Choice Cheers for the advice @AllTorque auto electrician or just general mechanic spec job you reckon? Cbf'd dealing with that shit myself haha

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I usually outsource that stuff but they're easy as fuck. Just pull the end off and whip out the old pack, clean the whatever it's called the brushes run on with fine Emery tape and chuck in the new pack. Good to go.

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Any one here running adjustable camber plates?  

Mine have developed a bit of play and it's slowly / gradually gotten worse and can be heard clanking while driving now. 

I'm gonna attempt to pull them apart myself, but before I do was just curious if anyone else has been there done that and if so, were replacement bearings / bushings easy to replace?  Or do i just toss em in the bin and spend the $200-300 on new ones?

 

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so the T3 ones sometimes push the circlip out and the bearing moves in the housing. once that happens they're fucked, you gotta buy another top plate (T3 will sell you just the plate and not the whole assembly) but if its just the bearing fucked you can replace it without to much drama.

 

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