Part worn or not?

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    Considering some good branded (7mm) part worn winter tyres as it saves over £500 + from fully fitted price for the same tyres new. Anyone done the same? Usually wouldn't both but with rising costs everywhere I starting to shop around.

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    Hi I got a set for the wifes G21 touring all 7mm , 2020 production date and in excellent condition saved a lot although the biggest reason for part worns was supply none available until April 2021 . Just check dates on tyres and get them fitted at a reputable tyre place , I went to Protyre they fitted them on the condition they past a visual inspection £40 fitted .
     
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    people get all uptight about fitting part worn tyres as they say you don't know the history of the tyre but that is a flawed theory

    if you buy a second hand car it has four tyres fitted that you have no idea of the history of those tyres so they to me are worse than a part worn tyre not mounted to a rim. with a loose tyre casing you can easily check for signs of the tyre being driven when flat or previous tyre plugs or repairs just do your due diligence and if the tyres check out then go for it
     
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    Very good point made there
    I always assimilate part worms with a £25 tyre…..from a scrap yard….!!



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    mach one
    I like that it's very true.
     
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    At Pirelli, we did a great business in selling part worn motorsport tyres. If any tyre had been abused it was a rally tyre. Quite easy to inspect for damage.
     
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    All done

    2 x winter conti RF's with 7mm
    2 x winter bridgestone Blizzak RF's with 7mm

    No repairs never run flat all under 3 yrs old.

    £250.00 inc fitting so approx an saving of £500.00
     
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    Are those from a commercial supplier? Do you have a link?
     
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    They are on eBay as well:

    http://www.gmdtyres.co.uk/

    Genuine business not a breakers yard
     
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    Thanks - added to my bookmarks as my winters will be due for renewal later this year. (y)
     
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    Nice saving.
     
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    I would buy part worn with 6 plus mm, anything less seems to be a false economy. Indeed, my sons TTS has two 7mm part worn 19" tyres that were £150 (Continentals) and that is half price.
     
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    Very good point and never really thought of it like that.

    Also, consider reusing tyres to be a form of recycling, so that has to be good?
     
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    Yes totally agree I replace all my tyres @ 3mm and even that looks low. An old friend who is ex traffic police told me that all the traffic cars have tyres replaced @ 3mm because anything lower reduces the grip and braking distance by a considerable amount especially in the wet. 1.6mm tread depth is barely visable and then you get the idiots who run them down to nothing:banghead:! Makes me so angry :ranting:the roads are bad enough these days without people running on dangerous tyres! I wish they would make the legal limit 3mm you never know it may cut down the number of accidents.
     
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    Goes back to that argument that a food Michelin etc etc with 1.6 mm out performs a poor quality tyre with 3 mm…
    And all that…
    I cannot confirm nor deny either of course…..
    I’m normally middle of the road vredestein etc myself..


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    To be honest I can't see the difference 3mm is low enough regardless of the tyre manufacturer, any less is just a vague pattern
     

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