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  1. Thanks both of you. Definitely nothing stuck in the treads of any of the tyres. They were both off yesterday to do the rear pads (noise was there before that). I've had it up in the air again for a thorough check & nothing is out of place, I just can't put my finger on it. I could understand pin pointing it to a corner, but it sounds underneath the car...
  2. I noticed this last week & put it down to something sticky on one of the rear tyres, that's kind of how it sounds. It is consistent with road speed too. you can hear it bouncing off the house walls as you're driving around. It doesn't sound like one of the rear corners, but possibly underneath the back of the car. I put the rear end on stands at the weekend & ran it through the gears & the noise wasn't there, but it is when the wheels are on the ground & you're driving. It sounds sort of a rubbery sticky noise I just can't put my finger on.
  3. Once last week, twice this week & when at the lights next to me was greeted with a thumbs up & a nod. A6144 Carrington turning left onto Carrington Lane. N** GPH.
  4. Mine last year was a very light sounding metallic rattle when reversing up the drive. It turned out to be the heatshield on the passenger side cat, there was a very small section rusted away, I just pulled the offending bit off & never heard from it again. Could also be the innards of the cat / exhaust breaking up if you're really unlucky, or something else entirely.
  5. Open to other ideas if people have them. I've been looking, believe me, but when you get into it a lot of sites are telling me they won't fit my Z.
  6. Thanks Payco, but apart from price, they're just not my cuppa tea.
  7. Heading south on the A56 Chester Road at 5.50am this morning. Seemed to have aftermarket HID's as they were quite blue, it also had rear louvres.. They looked good..
  8. Thanks LRF4N, is there any benefit (or negative) to going 8.5" on the rear? More concave? I've read this may trip the TCS light? How would changing the width of the wheel do this when the rolling radius is the same?
  9. I'm now reading conflicting posts on various sites & forums on my original wheel size. I have the Touring type with 225 on the front & 265 on the rear. Some sources are saying they're 8" wide on each corner, others are 8" on the front & 9" on the rear, amongst other combinations. What exactly are the alloy specs on the Touring wheels, including offset. Just so I know what I'm ordering when I get there next weekend. Thanks.
  10. As I have money sat in my Paypal account gathering dust, I'm torn between the Rota GTR & Rota Grid alloys. I much prefer the cleaner look of the GTR, but like the more aggressive look of the Grids. I have the Touring alloys so would like to use my existing tyres on the new alloys, which are 265 on the rear, without any modifications.. Not sure on colour yet, but opinions welcome.
  11. Parked yesterday morning at the lights on Greatstone Road, Stretford next to my Z which was parked on the roadside. RO04---
  12. Parked on School Lane Carrington A6144 yesterday around noon. The narrow rear number looked like an import. Had a big rear wang though..
  13. On a hot day, stuck in traffic they do come on & off, but no more frequent than the standard fans. I'd say every few minutes or so.
  14. They are noticeably louder, but I don't mind as I know when they're on. It's like a constant whirring noise.
  15. I got mine from Tyreleader as they were so much cheaper than anywhere (including Camskill) I could find at the time.



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