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General Chat / Re: Dusty Airbox
« Last post by berndp on June 20, 2018, 10:00:59 PM »
My OEM filter has a soft rubber (closed cell sponge like) seal around the (sealing)edges.
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by berndp on June 20, 2018, 09:58:19 PM »
It is safer to change all four.
I read somewhere that if wear is within 10 or 20% from new  read this as: from each other, then you can change only one.
Please don

from each other.... includes the "new" one you want to fit.

Also, remember that the design of the diffs does not involve going in a straight line all the time. They are also designed to go around corners, and a corner may not have a straight for another 50km or so.
What I'm trying to say, a small diffence in tyre cicumference does not hurt anything mechanical.

If you had a new, and an illegally worn tyre, on 1 axle, pulling a 3 ton trailer full of beer(just to add some real load), that may start causing (heat) problems in the diff, if your drove for "miles-on-end". But also this is all theory.

It is best to have all tyres the "same". But, if they are not, what are the consequences? I don't know.
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Outback / Outback Tyres
« Last post by Starfire69 on June 20, 2018, 07:54:30 PM »
It is safer to change all four.
I read somewhere that if wear is within 10 or 20% from new, then you can change only one.
Please do not quote me on that.
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by divan on June 20, 2018, 12:34:11 PM »
Do you recommend replacing all 4 tyres even if the remaining three are still good?

Seems like a bit of a waste though..

It probably depends on how much tread is left on the old ones compared to the new one.  Personally I would not risk it but opinions do differ on this subject.
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Bodywork / Re: Seat re-upholster and re-foam
« Last post by fuz940510 on June 20, 2018, 12:21:00 PM »
Thanks Dene.

Trying to find a place on the West Rand, and i came across MC Auto Trimmers. Has anyone had experience dealing with them? They've only got 3.5 stars from google reviews, but people are more likely to complain about bad work than praise good work
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by mjoubert15 on June 20, 2018, 11:39:04 AM »
Do you recommend replacing all 4 tyres even if the remaining three are still good?

Seems like a bit of a waste though..
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by divan on June 20, 2018, 10:24:05 AM »
I have a 2011 Outback.
I used to run the Hankook Dynapro HP tire on it.
It is a more highway biased tyre but, can still do the odd mountain pass and rocky track.
I then fitted the Yokohama G012, now the G015.
Very good off road, especially in sand. It does however feel as if you are driving on jelly tots and, a dramatic increase in fuel consumption over the Hankooks.
Stay away from the more road biased Yokohamas like the G095 etc. They are useless off road and highly prone to sidewall punctures.
I would also not go to the higher 65 profile, your fuel consumption will take knock.

Thanks Starfire.  As the car will mostly be used in town with only occasional weekend trips I am not sure the G015 will be suitable then.  I've learned my lesson with the G095s in past so will definitely not go there again (had two blowouts within a few weeks of each other on the SG).  I will look a bit further then, but probably limit to a 60 profile then.
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by Starfire69 on June 19, 2018, 09:26:01 PM »
I have a 2011 Outback.
I used to run the Hankook Dynapro HP tire on it.
It is a more highway biased tyre but, can still do the odd mountain pass and rocky track.
I then fitted the Yokohama G012, now the G015.
Very good off road, especially in sand. It does however feel as if you are driving on jelly tots and, a dramatic increase in fuel consumption over the Hankooks.
Stay away from the more road biased Yokohamas like the G095 etc. They are useless off road and highly prone to sidewall punctures.
I would also not go to the higher 65 profile, your fuel consumption will take knock.
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by divan on June 19, 2018, 12:55:39 PM »
I have a 2011 Outback and got a flat over the weekend. Thus will be needing new tyres.

What are you paying per tyre?

Howsit, I just use https://www.errolstyres.co.za/, you can compare the tyre prices on there.
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Outback / Re: Outback Tyres
« Last post by mjoubert15 on June 19, 2018, 08:54:55 AM »
I have a 2011 Outback and got a flat over the weekend. Thus will be needing new tyres.

What are you paying per tyre?
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