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S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPost by: Evante » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:09 pm

Nice work on your car!

Do your Yoko's from England have DOT numbers on them?

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:48 pm

No DOT codes, but it does have info on the tire for US & Canada. Not sure if you can read the photo well enough.
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PostPost by: Evante » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:19 am

Does this mean that they are legal for US roads? And, if so, from where did you order them?

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:58 am

Jay, I don’t know if the tires are DOT approved. The UK tire company I bought from wouldn’t ship over seas so I had a friend of mine in London buy them and ship them to me. I would just do an internet search for someone that ships to US.
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PostPost by: Evante » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks Glen!
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PostPost by: Barney » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Glen,
Thank you for a riveting read, I have enjoyed all 16 pages! One question however.
Where do you get a knowledgeable friend such as Drew, willing to help for long hours and with great integrity?
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:32 am

Barney, all I can say is it’s good to have friends. Glad you enjoyed the documentation of the rebuild!
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PostPost by: nomad » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:48 pm

You know it's a shame some enterprising chap doesn't bring in a container full of decent 13" tires and sell them on flea bay. There is definitely a demand.

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