it might be.. and it might be the one you suggested, so thank you!
another vote for Respax - good value, fast delivery, and they work. something for everyone
Now this is a complete stab in the dark but... is that an exhaust by any chance?
Do the GT letters illuminate with the indicator?
In comparison to the Nexen 6000, the Event tyres were lacking.
Interestingly now that I've had a good play with the car on wet roads the Nexen 6000 on the rear seem to be likely to give up before the Uniroyals on the front!
The Events are on the rear fronts are Runway Enduro 916's that were one the project VVC when I bought her. I am running the 16" LE Multispoke wheels (75th Anni/Freestyle type) so have never had her on "Good" tyres and I don't hang about when the chance comes.. Once we gett the rest sorted out and one set of these wheels refurbished then we shall be on the hunt for new tyres.
I'm willing to admit I may have got a little carried away using words like 'abysmal' to describe the tyres, rather I should have stuck to factual descriptions as above. The Events are not bad tyres, they just had less grip than what I was accustomed to. I have always lauded the Nexen 6000 and the 3000 before it. The level of grip in most conditions was very good especially considering they are also a budget tyre.( about £60 fitted/balanced for a 215/40-16)
Having now experienced the Uniroyal Rainsport 2s ( £75 for the 215/40-16 fitted/balanced), I can say that they have more grip than the Nexens and will switch to Uniroyals all round when the rears need replacing. (Assuming that they give reasonable mileage) They also have the popular V groove tread pattern!
The low mileage returns of the popular Toyos has always put me off using them.
I think the important lesson is to know the limits of your particular tyres and drive accordingly.
For £60 a corner the Nexens are excellent value for money, (actually only a couple of pounds more than the Events) and I will continue to recommend them as budget tyre of choice.
Have the REZpack new ones here to do one then just got swap it over on "Blue 33" who's fan speeds on 1&2 have only recently packed in.
Let's see so far this week:-
Fitted S/S under floor pipes
New coolant (see above)
Oil and Filter change
Removed MPi air filter box and bracket.
Fitted TF 135 air fitler bracket
Repaired a broken wire by boot hinge.
Changed rear discs
Cleaned and paint caliper carriers
Cleaned and painted calipers
Am about to go down to ECP for a set of rear Pagid pads.
Still to do:-
Fit new rear pads
Change front rubber flex hoses for new HEL Yellow PVC sleeved braided Stainless hoses.
Clean and paint front calipers
Fill braking system then bleed
Manchester to london £11 single, booked 20 days in advance on the virgin trains website. All the work now done, just the journey home to successfully make. Full write up, thoughts and views later on tonight hopefully