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Basically, the consensus can be summarized thusly: stick with the Potenzas if you want to keep the car stock, otherwise put on a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Currently, there is no better tire.
 
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Terrific thread, thank you to all those who contributed.

Is there a good discussion about tires for the Vantage we could link to here? The wheels and tires section mostly deals with the rims themselves as well as the repair kits etc. I'd love to find a good discussion of the OEM Potenzas vs. the other top options and add it to that section. Thanks!
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Basically, the consensus can be summarized thusly: stick with the Potenzas if you want to keep the car stock, otherwise put on a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Currently, there is no better tire.
What K-F said. This topic comes up pretty frequently and he summed it up rather nicely. I'll add his comment to the FAQ post.
 
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What are the recommended replacement sizes for tires? Seems to be a varying opinions and fitments on the V8 Vantage.
 
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I don't know what year you're interested in, or whether they have changed over time, but the factory sizes for my 2009 coupe were:

235/45/18 front and 275/40/18 rear (standard)

235/40/19 front and 275/35/19 rear (sports package)

Try tirerack.com and enter your exact year/model/bodystyle. For example the Vantage S has slightly wider tires.
 
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An optional tire size set listed for my 07 coupe is:
245/40x19 Front
285/35x19 Rear
The larger tires fit fine on the standard width rims-and the digital speedometer appears to be just fine. I've been on these sizes now for a couple of years...
The biggest advantage to going to these sizes is the much larger selection of tire sets available-instead of 3 or 4 to choose from, you can pick from a selection in the high teens!
 
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Originally Posted by DonL View Post
An optional tire size set listed for my 07 coupe is:
245/40x19 Front
285/35x19 Rear
The larger tires fit fine on the standard width rims-and the digital speedometer appears to be just fine. I've been on these sizes now for a couple of years...
The biggest advantage to going to these sizes is the much larger selection of tire sets available-instead of 3 or 4 to choose from, you can pick from a selection in the high teens!
This is what I'm running on my '07, perfectly fine with no issues.
 
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Added K-F's explanation of the differences between the V8VGT and V8VS to the first section
 
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Your post is so helpful. Thank you for doing it.

 

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Service Intervals and What to Change When.

Hello,

Is there some sort of guide as to the service intervals of an AM Vantage V8 2008 and what to change at each one?

Did a search but didn't find much.

Thanks All.
 
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Hello,

Is there some sort of guide as to the service intervals of an AM Vantage V8 2008 and what to change at each one?

Did a search but didn't find much.

Thanks All.
I would have assumed it was in the owner's manual, but I also found this on-line for the V8 Vantage
 
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I had to take the URLs off the non-sponsor vendor references because forum rules restrict them from being active. Breaking the hyperlink doesn't work because it automatically re-links it when posted, and if I disable auto-hyperlinking, it'll kill every hyperlink in the entire FAQ. Sorry for the inconvenience
 
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Stumbled upon this guy's blog today http://aston1936.com/ He tackles lots of DIY's on his own '05 DB9 and I think its worthwhile to get him on the FAQ. Just a thought.
 
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Alternative wheelbearing kit can be used in car models:

ASTON MARTIN DB9 Convertible 2004
ASTON MARTIN DB9 Coupe 2004
ASTON MARTIN DBS Coupe 2007
ASTON MARTIN DBS Volante 2007
ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Coupe 2005
ASTON MARTIN VANTAGE Roadster 2007
ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE Convertible 2011-2012
ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE Coupe 2011

OEM: 4G432B663AD / 4G432B663AB
ALTERNATIVE 1: Firstline FBK1329 - http://infopart.org/first-line-fbk1329-part
ALTERNATIVE 2: BORG & BECK BWK1329 - http://infopart.org/borg-beck-bwk1329-part
 
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Awesome!

Such a great post! Thanks!
 
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