On 7/20/2014 9:45 AM, Tony Hwang wrote:
Our car buying days are over. At 75, we have
I'd heard years ago, that seasoned citizens are
safer than youth. I believe that. I've seen more
youth driving unsafely. I'd fit youth with car
cameras, and have their driving reviewed by video
camera on regular basis.
I always have both sets mounted on separate rims. My truck came with
14" summer tires on the original factory alloys and a pair of snows on
steelies. The summer tires had something like 187000km on them and the
snows were 17 years old!!!
I had a good set of 15" Dunlop Graspics with one season of use on my
PT Cruizer that were the right diameter, so for $100 I picked up a set
of 15" alloys from a Lincoln Continental and mounted the snows. Then
I bought a set of 16" Torque Thrust alloys with a half worn set of
Coopers on them and ran them for one summer - and replaced them with
new Michelins this spring. Ford makes a speedo gear with one less
teeth than the original that corrects the speedo perfectly. - a 5
minute job to switch gears spring and fall.
On the old Mystique it had 15" summer tires on alloys and a set of 14"
snows on steelies. The Taureus has 16" on alloys. If we did a lot of
winter driving with it I'd be picking up another set of rims and
putting on a good set of ice/snow tires.
Install and ballance ONCE - then it's a simple switch spring and fall.
On Sun, 20 Jul 2014 08:04:32 -0400, Stormin Mormon
I have chromed brass valve caps, with rubber gaskets and hex heads
so they are easy to remove, on chromed metal valve stems (bolt in type
with rubber seals). Got sick of replacing leaky cracked rubber stems.
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