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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I quite fancy trying to squeeze another 20-30Bhp out of mine so I kinda feel the same about the ££ for winter tires. In the long run i guess it makes sense but, it all depends how much i end up driving, at the moment it doesn't look like much!

    I live like 5 minutes from Northallerton train station aswell, can get anywhere in the country reasonably easily.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    So my winter tyres turned up during the week, Nexen Winguard Sports, took the wheels to the tyre fitter where the tyres were delivered and had them fitted. Cost £40 for all 4 so pretty much a bargain. Let's just hope they perform as good as they look!!

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    hey biscuit nice car i got a civic too a alabaster silver diesel, like me my rear tyres are down to 2.6mm offside and 3.0 mm near side so reckon a few more months to change them, been thinking of fitting the goodyear eagle or all season one, or a winter one probably conti

    at the moment tyres at the rear are potenza r300 size are 225/45/17 91

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    just ordered 2 more Kleber Quadraxers for Sair's Civic

    the Quad's went on the rear axle last summer.. then the front for winter,... back to the rear again

    Mean time Kumo's on the opposing axle

    Kumo's are toast.. Klebers like new still

    OK.. less front axle use but also lots more sliding around in the wet when they were on the front.

    either way... Quadraxer order placed with Oponeo

    225/45 17 92 XL rated
    £90 each inc delivery

    Will get fitted locally once arrived.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    just ordered 2 more Kleber Quadraxers for Sair's Civic

    the Quad's went on the rear axle last summer.. then the front for winter,... back to the rear again

    Mean time Kumo's on the opposing axle

    Kumo's are toast.. Klebers like new still

    OK.. less front axle use but also lots more sliding around in the wet when they were on the front.

    either way... Quadraxer order placed with Oponeo

    225/45 17 92 XL rated
    £90 each inc delivery

    Will get fitted locally once arrived.
    I'm not sure I get your logic .. we have winter tyres 'cos we are rather allergic to disappearing off the road when it gets icy/slippery and yet you are faffing changing two tyres at a time and deliberately causing an imbalance on how all four corners behave. I admire and applaud your bravery but is it really worth the 180 saving? I am assuming you are the sole occupant of your car ?

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by andy-w-h View Post
    I'm not sure I get your logic .. we have winter tyres 'cos we are rather allergic to disappearing off the road when it gets icy/slippery and yet you are faffing changing two tyres at a time and deliberately causing an imbalance on how all four corners behave. I admire and applaud your bravery but is it really worth the 180 saving? I am assuming you are the sole occupant of your car ?
    No. He's talking about two different makes of winter/all-season tyres. Changing two tyres at a time is entirely normal (and recommended) and doesn't cause an imbalance. Tyres do not usually wear out at the same rate on each corner.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by andy-w-h View Post
    I'm not sure I get your logic .. we have winter tyres 'cos we are rather allergic to disappearing off the road when it gets icy/slippery and yet you are faffing changing two tyres at a time and deliberately causing an imbalance on how all four corners behave. I admire and applaud your bravery but is it really worth the 180 saving? I am assuming you are the sole occupant of your car ?
    well you are right to ask

    The Klebers are ALL SEASON.. not strictly winter
    The ones being replaced are not as good as the kleber

    and lots of people put summer tyres on one axle that I wouldn't put on a wheel barrow... when their proper brand ones wear out.

    (On some of my own personal cars, I sometime over inflate the rear tyres to induce better lift off oversteer, so if an unblanced car is desirable I will do it.. but not with cheap tyres)

    I have used numerous brands and I'm getting to know which are good for one thing and rubbish for another.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    No. He's talking about two different makes of winter/all-season tyres. Changing two tyres at a time is entirely normal (and recommended) and doesn't cause an imbalance. Tyres do not usually wear out at the same rate on each corner.
    true as ever

    I'd not replace one corner just becaue it's at 3mm when the other was at 4.5

    they both swap.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Going to put my winter wheels on this weekend hopefully, anybody think it's to soon???

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I've been running mine since November last year.....



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Winter wheels fitted! hopefully get some pics up soon.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    The Quadraxers are on the front and back now of the Civic. They're a remarkably dconsistent tyres on different cars.

    Initial turn in not as sharp, but a small extra amount of steering wheel and they bite perfectly.. they understeer really fluidly with totally controllable "let go", and all this time later, since I started this thread.. they still feed the same, even though on a totally different car..... a Honda not a Saab

    they geuinely feel like an old school computer driving game... they let go and then regrip so naturally.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Piccys of winter wheels unfortunately none showing tread pattern as light was failing. Eitherway they aer so far performing excellently, drove back from Gloucester yesterday through some heavy downpours and car felt much more planted than usual driving through deep standing water etc.






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    Re: Winter Tyres

    have you got 4 bodies in the boot? with cement overcoats

    are they Nexen Winguards?

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    have you got 4 bodies in the boot? with cement overcoats

    are they Nexen Winguards?
    Lol, no Eibach Pro springs & Koni adjustables + the driveway is on a bit of a slope which emphasizes the drop even more; in reality it's not that low. As for the tyres yep they're Nexen Winguards.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Lol, no Eibach Pro springs & Koni adjustables + the driveway is on a bit of a slope which emphasizes the drop even more; in reality it's not that low. As for the tyres yep they're Nexen Winguards.
    yeah.. it IS that low!!!

    I shall pray for really shallow snow for you ;-)

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