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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:01 pm 
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I wouldn’t go that far :D

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:08 pm 
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And here is the Minilite version :D I have some of the 165 prototypes due to evalutate on 6 EMO on the Ilkley Jubilee HRCR rally next month, running as course car, if all goes to plan these will be the tyre for our 2019 RAC Rally of the Tests.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:19 pm 
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That 145 looks fantastic on the Minilite rim Steve! I’m definitely ordering a set for DPU! Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Certainly looks the part.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 pm 
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rich@minispares.com wrote:
Another things up for blocklys, we use on both a Riley and a Bentley and the look and wear rate is fantastic

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:29 pm 
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I’m going to pop in tomorrow and get two for 882’s and 2 for original cosmics and maybe follow up with a full set for each!
I saw Smokegrey’s comment about the 165’s as evaluating for the Rally if the Tests. Are Blockley getting them approved by the MSA or whatever it is branded now?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:48 am 
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Any news on the 165 yet...?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:46 pm 
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This is the prototype tyre, 165, will be using them this weekend on a historic rally. Will report back, done 130 road miles on them yesterday, all good so far.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm 
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Put my 145s on this weekend - they look great.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm 
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I used a set of prototype 165 Blockleys last Sunday on a historic rally. Findings are, as recommended by Julian at Blockleys I put 100 plus road miles on them to 'settle' them in.

The first competitive test was on loose dusty fine gravel and the traction was very good, much better than say a A008. On to tests on concrete and tarmac and there was more understeer and a fair bit of smoke and squealing! As the tyres got more use things improved, and on normal twisty A and B roads they were very good. The tyre wall is quite soft, which helps comfort. I would say for road use you would very rarely explore their limits. I have some 145s on my own car which seem stiffer on the sidewalls, but I have as yet not driven hard on them.


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