Aston Martin Frequently Asked Questions - Page 3 - 6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource



Aston Martin DB7, DB9, DBS, Vantage V8, Vanquish, and Classic models
Sponsored by: Bamford Rose

Aston Martin Frequently Asked Questions

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  #31  
Old 04-05-2015, 10:25 PM
karlfranz's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,365
Rep Power: 204
karlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond reputekarlfranz has a reputation beyond repute
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.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-06-2015, 08:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NoVa
Posts: 4,389
Rep Power: 287
telum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsvantage View Post
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!
Quote:
Originally Posted by karlfranz View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-06-2015, 05:45 PM
Kanga's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: The Gorge
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 15
Kanga is a jewel in the roughKanga is a jewel in the roughKanga is a jewel in the roughKanga is a jewel in the rough
What are the recommended replacement sizes for tires? Seems to be a varying opinions and fitments on the V8 Vantage.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-06-2015, 10:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Northern California
Posts: 109
Rep Power: 7
dsvantage is on a distinguished road
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.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-07-2015, 07:28 AM
DonL's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: SF East Bay
Posts: 674
Rep Power: 52
DonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant futureDonL has a brilliant future
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!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 04-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NoVa
Posts: 4,389
Rep Power: 287
telum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
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.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 06-26-2015, 08:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NoVa
Posts: 4,389
Rep Power: 287
telum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond repute
Added K-F's explanation of the differences between the V8VGT and V8VS to the first section
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 07-09-2015, 03:21 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Johannesburg, SA
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Capone1212 is on a distinguished road
Thank You

Your post is so helpful. Thank you for doing it.


Last edited by Capone1212; 07-09-2015 at 03:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 07-09-2015, 04:45 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Johannesburg, SA
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Capone1212 is on a distinguished road
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.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 07-18-2015, 11:24 PM
62Jeff's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Houston-ish
Posts: 350
Rep Power: 43
62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute62Jeff has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capone1212 View Post
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
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 08-10-2015, 02:02 AM
Matrix6048's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 12
Rep Power: 0
Matrix6048 is on a distinguished road
Buyer's guides:

Time to buy Aston Martin Rapide (2010 to date): http://en.aston-martin-club.com/arti...10-to-date-285
Time to buy Aston Martin Virage (2011 to 2012): http://en.aston-martin-club.com/arti...11-to-2012-284
Time to buy Aston Martin DB9 range (2004 to 2012): http://en.aston-martin-club.com/arti...04-to-2012-283
Time to buy Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2005 to date): http://en.aston-martin-club.com/arti...05-to-date-282
Ultimate Review Aston Martin V8: http://en.aston-martin-club.com/arti...vantage-v8-287

Last edited by Matrix6048; 08-11-2015 at 11:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 12-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NoVa
Posts: 4,389
Rep Power: 287
telum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond reputetelum01 has a reputation beyond repute
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
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 12-28-2015, 11:56 PM
sdekoning's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 318
Rep Power: 23
sdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to behold
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.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 01-02-2016, 10:47 PM
sdekoning's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 318
Rep Power: 23
sdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to beholdsdekoning is a splendid one to behold
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
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 03-12-2016, 07:28 AM
SinisterSF's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Age: 36
Posts: 99
Rep Power: 5
SinisterSF is on a distinguished road
Awesome!

Such a great post! Thanks!
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS MA USA 2002 Subaru WRX STI RASpec Impreza time attack / road race car eclip5e Automobiles For Sale 2 03-23-2017 11:02 PM
2011 Aston Martin DBS, 10k Miles, Black/Black PremierSportsCars Automobiles For Sale 15 05-01-2016 09:43 AM
2011 Aston Martin DBS Coupe 007AMV8 Automobiles For Sale 14 10-19-2015 10:55 PM
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Problems gulf gt Aston Martin 46 08-27-2015 11:27 AM


Tags
aston, ecu, glass, martin, reprogram

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join 6SpeedOnline
Visit our Sponsors

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:11 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: