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......... Any suggestions within the V to Y/Z speed rating?
I think that if you re-read your threads on this subject you will find a number of suggestions.
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If you go to www.rockauto.com and enter 51711960752 in the search box you will see the lifting pucks that many have purchased here.

(I found my invoice from 2014 and that's the part number I used.)

Yes, they are supposed to be for BMWs but they work for the Sky.

I snapped my pucks in over 4 years ago and they are still in!

I hope that helps!

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Awesome. Thank you!
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......... Any suggestions within the V to Y/Z speed rating?
I think that if you re-read your threads on this subject you will find a number of suggestions.
I'll do that. Probably should have done that first. Lol. I need a vacation from the Black Friday/Cyber Monday frenzy.
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If you go to www.rockauto.com and enter 51711960752 in the search box you will see the lifting pucks that many have purchased here.

(I found my invoice from 2014 and that's the part number I used.)

Yes, they are supposed to be for BMWs but they work for the Sky.

I snapped my pucks in over 4 years ago and they are still in!

I hope that helps!

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Just bought 4. Did you modify them for the fronts?
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At least you finally made a choice.hope it doesn't take as long to decide on the body shop you want to use to fix your car. We'll all be older and grayer by the time we hear which one you chose.[IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/lol25.gif[/IMG]

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From a video I watched, of the battery replacement process, it doesn't seem too difficult to remove that panel.
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Here's what I found...

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These new Primier A/S tires have 153,700 miles on them now, so I'm running at 39,825 miles. We were happy with the tires when new and are happy with them today. Rotation and re-balance is every 5K miles.
Do you find them to be noisy and significantly follow the highway groves?
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These are what I currently run for daily driving and they work very well for their price point.
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Just bought 4. Did you modify them for the fronts?
No I didn't have to. With all the discussion at the time I thought I was going to have to cut them in order to get the front pucks to fit but it wasn't an issue.

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I buy hockey pucks by the dozen and use them. I also provide a pair to every club member. In my case, there is not sufficient clearance for a puck to be installed full time. :-)
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I have a 2007 SKY Red Line. I've noticed lately that one of the tires needs air more frequently than the others. The tires are a little over a year old. Is this common with these cars?
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I have a 2007 SKY Red Line. I've noticed lately that one of the tires needs air more frequently than the others. The tires are a little over a year old. Is this common with these cars?
No more than with any others. Solution is to use water to try and find the leak and fix it. I had a valve that needed replacement because of that.

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I find it easiest to use a weak solution of dish detergent and water in a spray bottle. The detergent make the bubbles a lot easier to see, and it is best to dismount the wheel and lay it flat to find a leak in one of the beads. Aluminum wheels can corrode in the bead area and leak after tires are replaced if the area is not cleaned thoroughly. I have one tire that has been dismounted twice to clean the wheel and it still has a small leak.

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V rating is for traveling at speeds up to 145 mph.
Z rating is for traveling at speeds over 145 mph.

Usually you'll find these ratings on more high performance tires so for just cruising, you'll be fine. For what you're going to be doing I bet just about any speed rating will work since most will be more than enough for traveling at or under posted speed limits.


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V rating is for traveling at speeds up to 145 mph.
Z rating is for traveling at speeds over 145 mph.

Usually you'll find these ratings on more high performance tires so for just cruising, you'll be fine. For what you're going to be doing I bet just about any speed rating will work since most will be more than enough for traveling at or under posted speed limits.
Every now and then I get a burr in ma saddle... so maybe I'll get a "W" or better rated.

Incidentally, my lift pads should be arriving any day. I'll like to buy a setup like yours so I can do this myself next time around.
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