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Time for new rear shoes again!!!

12k this time. car is 5 years old and has had 5 sets of rears! Woo hoo!!!

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but have you ever seen such a clean car?


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Are those new shoes Jimmy Choos? The inside of your exhaust tips look especially clean.......how do you polish up in there?

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Are those new shoes Jimmy Choos? The inside of your exhaust tips look especially clean.......how do you polish up in there?

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crest toothpaste Gregg
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Are these Contis DWS? The thread looks like mine =)

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I just put the condi's DWS all the way around last Friday. Very happy with the new tires. Had alignment checked. All was in specs except the right rear camber is -2.0 where is should be -1.6 max. Old tires worn even and there is not adjustment for rear camber. You can buy an aftermarket kit but decided to pass with the small .4 off.
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Jeff that must be the cleanest your car has been since you last cleaned it. If there was a way for you to clean it while your were it, you'd be all over it I bet..

Will probably need some rear boots on ours before we go on the run down to Italy and back, they were down to 4mm when I last checked. Will be a pair of P7 again.
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12k this time. car is 5 years old and has had 5 sets of rears! Woo hoo!!![/IMG]
so how many miles is that?


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Finally replaced the Rikens on Kismet - went with Yoko Avids. Also had the brakes done this week. Originally, 2yrs ago, MB Oklahoma City said I might get 10k miles on them; the safety check here in Canada said maybe 10k kilometers - I have no problem with conservative estimates when it comes to such things. Well we have put 20k+ kms on the car and the sensor still hadn't tripped.

Bravo to Young Street Garage (Kurt), just off Preston in Little Italy here in Ottawa. They had the lowest estimate of three, talked intelligently about dustless pads and rotor quality. Took it in, 15mins later they called to say the rears are only at 70% (so I'll be cleaning the rear wheels for quite a while...). Then they gave me a heads up on a bad left front bearing; no need to replace both. Huge savings over some shops that would have done the rears and replaced both bearings (imho).

Tires via Active Green & Ross at Carling (Rob & Ken). Great service, quick and clean; matched the lowest price on the web, no argument.
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