Jairaj Dave

  • Echo what others have said, smaller diameter wheel and taller side profile is in line with common wisdom but not always required. Double check in the car manual what is the range of correct sizes.

    205/60/R16 is 2.4% taller than original which is on the taller side, I think normally you want to keep difference no more than 1.5%. If you can get…[Read more]

  • jairaj replied to the topic Winter or All Season Tyres? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Nope but the performance of a winter tyre in warm dry conditions is much reduced to that of a summer tyre. So while you may not carving up a twisty road like Lewis Hamilton but maybe you need to do an emergency brake and you don’t stop in time. Sure the difference in performance is not as bad as summer tyre in winter conditions but it is considerable.

  • I want to stick my CD collection onto a hard drive, maybe a NAS and then stream that to a normal analogue amplifier.

    I’ve seen dedicated boxes from Bluesound and NAIM and others that will take the CD, rip it with error correction and neatly store it on a hard disk together with album art and names and title etc.

    Now I know I can do this with a…[Read more]

  • Does Google Maps do offline routing now? It’s been a long while since I tried.

    Don’t know if Here Maps works with Car play, I’ll try out it tomorrow when I’m in the car (I prefer Apple maps).

    But you can download the whole of UK and other countries and it will do routing offline without access to the cloud.

    I keep it on my phone as a back up.

  • Thank you for the ideas thats a good selection of different things. I’ll have a look at what she has already and pick something appropriate.

    Also had a crazy idea, is a hip flask at that altitude a really stupid idea?

    Not sure if a little drop is OK/nice or in those conditions you risk loosing too much body heat?

  • She’s generally a very outdoorsy person so has lots of outdoors clothing but doesn’t have lots of gear and probably lacking in mountaineering kit as she’s only done a few of these trips in the past.

  • Hi All.

    A friend of mine is going to do a mountaineering trip to climb Aconcagua and I would like to get her a gift but I’m not sure what.

    Boring option is to give her money to spend on what kit she wants. But I’d like to surprise her with something so don’t really want to use this option but will if that means she’s gets something genuinely…[Read more]

  • jairaj replied to the topic converting euro's to GBP (cash) in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Take a look at Revolut and TransferWise.