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Old 19-11-2015, 08:47 PM
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Old 20-11-2015, 01:49 AM
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Old 20-11-2015, 08:03 AM
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Old 20-11-2015, 09:15 AM
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Yokohama W-drive of the 4x4 which are a snow/winter tyre.
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Old 20-11-2015, 09:28 AM
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Summer for me too - couldn't justify a 3rd set of wheels to run winters when i've got road and track rubber already.

Managed on my vredestein sessantas in 4" of snow before, it's ice thats the problem...
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Old 20-11-2015, 10:09 AM
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Winter tyres won't help with ice either
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Old 20-11-2015, 11:03 AM
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Old 20-11-2015, 02:00 PM
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They definitely do make a difference to starting and stopping on ice.

In the first winter with the FSTi I was on Vredestein Sessantas and they were fine, including in snow, but moving to winter tyres has shown me the value of them.
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Old 20-11-2015, 02:38 PM
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Mine won't see winter lol
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Winter tyres for down south thats very funny seen snow once or maybe twice in 10 years of living in kent .
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Old 20-11-2015, 03:12 PM
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Winter tyres and "snow" tyres are totally different animals..........

as above in cold, frosty, icy weather they make a world of difference
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Ha ha what a lot,it's more being able to stop when the old dears pull out in front of you or stop at the bottom of Icie hills as they do,my daily is a bmw and without winter tyres it is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike when roads get slippy.was going to go cross climate but there not making 18inch till next summer so got me some 17s see what I can find,as its four wheel drive and got clearance thought might as well as I have to go up suffolk regularly and out where I work a Land Rover would be better
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Old 20-11-2015, 06:26 PM
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As to winter snow etc since working out Holmbury st Mary way the last 5 years 3 of them have been bad over a foot of snow one year and another minus 13 for a week
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Old 21-11-2015, 08:45 AM
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got this far in life without a set..sure ill manage a few more winters yet with my summer tyres.
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Old 21-11-2015, 09:31 AM
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got this far in life without a set..sure ill manage a few more winters yet with my summer tyres.
I'm sure you will , I understand summer tyres work well in a garage
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Old 21-11-2015, 09:40 AM
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Old 21-11-2015, 10:43 AM
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My summer tyres are doing just fine.
They managed to get me to the MOT station and back 2 weeks ago.......and it was RAINING
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Old 21-11-2015, 10:54 AM
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I was a naysayer until I bought a set and saw the benefits.

Admittedly, until today, it's been too warm so far this Autumn to really justify changing.

My summer tyres are pretty well worn, so I've just swapped wheels this morning (whilst it snowed).

Temps are rising again from Tuesday, but should still be cool enough for it to make sense... we'll see!
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Old 21-11-2015, 05:46 PM
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Aren't these winter tyres supposed to crap in the rain? Which most of our winter weather is in Hastings.
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Old 21-11-2015, 05:56 PM
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No. The point of winter tyres is to operate better at lower temperatures, so like any tyre selection, some are better in the wet than others.

It would be wrong to say all winter tyres are crap in the wet, same as it would to say all summer tyres are crap in the wet.
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Old 21-11-2015, 07:17 PM
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Look up the new eu labels very interesting re wet grip,look up what your running at presence and compare also re winter tyres look at the stopping distance in the wet and cold up to 2 car length differences,or more. No brainer
I was on the fence till I drove a bmw with winters on that before I could get out the car park,with winters I was over taking the tits in four wheel drives because on normal tyres they have no more grip then two wheel drive
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Old 21-11-2015, 07:20 PM
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Some of the Michelin winters are rated at b for rain grip cold weather same as good summers,if you have two sets both sets last twice as long,another tip don't buy second hand if over 6 years old as silicon content hardens and under 4mm trend as winters are deeper tread and need more of it to work properly.
I've found this out the hard way,.
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Old 22-11-2015, 09:40 AM
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what can i say...caught red handed...
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