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Old 01-02-2004, 06:44 AM
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this has been x-posted on the 993 board:

Has anyone ever heard of counterfeit tyres being offered for sale, I am worried about buying what seems a too good to be true offer on some Michelin Sport Pilots.

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Old 01-02-2004, 07:41 PM
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I suppose it could be done, never heard of it, but...

Maybe they are retreads?

Have you actually seen them?

Just a few thoughts.
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there has been some discussion over on the 993 board!
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I doubt it...its not cheap to make a tire mold so unless there is a huge 'underground' network I wouldn't lose sleep on it.
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Yeah, you are probably right, cheers
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Poon,
Your 993 is beautiful!! As to the tire issue I doubt if they are bogus, stolen perhaps, but not bogus.
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Larry,
Thanks for the thumbs up, you are probably right about the tyres.
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Tim - you got it, about 2-4 hundred thousand per mold for a HP tire mold.
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