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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Zacky, it's a sports car not a Chelsea tractor! If the snow's that deep I'll be in the Kia Sportage you see in front of it. Alternatively I could do some community service & use the BMW as a snow plough!!!

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Isn't it a bit early to be using winter tyres? You'll still get better performance from summer tyres at these temperatures which are due to rise again (what global warming?) although snow is predicted towards the end of the year as it will be milder to more likely to snow. I wouldn't want the wrong tyres on, especially on a RWD car.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by walibe View Post
    Isn't it a bit early to be using winter tyres? You'll still get better performance from summer tyres at these temperatures
    Depends where you are, but in London for eg the average max temperature for October is only 14C, at which temp a winter tyre will be working fine, and at the average minimum temp, 8C, they'll probably be working better than summer tyres, especially if it's wet.

    That only applies even more so as you go further north.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by walibe View Post
    Isn't it a bit early to be using winter tyres? You'll still get better performance from summer tyres at these temperatures which are due to rise again (what global warming?) although snow is predicted towards the end of the year as it will be milder to more likely to snow. I wouldn't want the wrong tyres on, especially on a RWD car.
    It's more wet weather performance I'm looking for and theses are way better than my Vredesteins on greasy roads.

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Depends where you are, but in London for eg the average max temperature for October is only 14C, at which temp a winter tyre will be working fine, and at the average minimum temp, 8C, they'll probably be working better than summer tyres, especially if it's wet.

    That only applies even more so as you go further north.
    Wot he said Although I'm down South it wont stay too warm for long.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    in the south of England you might only need winter tyres for around 2 days per year. Id prefer to opt more for a winter wheel with a more wintery, deeper, longer lasting tread.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    oh we're back to the "it only snows twice " argument

    Until you've used them, it's hard to convince people... but the other odditiy is the sheer awesomeness in heavy rain.

    and wet fields.. which I frequent... ... and cold days.. which this month I've already seen on 3 early morning trips where temps were at 6'C

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Zacky, it's a sports car not a Chelsea tractor!
    its an estaaaaaaate caaaaaaarrrrrrr you plum


    and the rear suspension looks like you might struggle to get over a speed ramp without losing vital lower bumper bits or rear box rubbers

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    its an estaaaaaaate caaaaaaarrrrrrr you plum


    and the rear suspension looks like you might struggle to get over a speed ramp without losing vital lower bumper bits or rear box rubbers
    It's a sports car masquerading as an estate car "innit" you doughnut!!!!

    It was the only way I could get it past the wife! 1st time I put my foot down down in the twisty bits she sh@t her pants more than our 2yr old.

    370bhp, M3 suspension & geometry, manual gearbox the only thing it lacks is an lsd and that'll probably be coming next year.

    No trouble re speed humps, see as said not as low as it looks.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    370bhp... blummin hell... that's quick.

    Shame it's so low though......needs and extra inch height really to be proper

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    Re: Winter Tyres

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Lols

    See below for more info, basically Evolve remap and suspension mods. Should be over 400bhp once the decat pipes & FMIC go on. Hence the need for some winter wheels!!

    http://forums.hexus.net/automotive/2...ml#post3254545

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    And I go and pick up a puncture before I could find a set of all seasons I liked.. so on with the space saver (horrid thing, sorry to all stuck behind me, though that doesn't excuse that gesture Mr White Van driver, cos you should be doing 50 max on that road too) and emergency order of best tyres I could get at the notice for fitting tomorrow.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    gutted for you mate.

    I had that once.. horrible HAVING to buy something you dont want

    Nearly ordered a spare Quadraxer... but ... well. you know.. we all live by the sword.. die by the sword.. so didn't

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    its that time again for the cold wind to bite back and make driving more hazardous, so in need of two winter tyres for my civic, tyre size 225/45/17 any speed, i had two goodyear eagle f1 assym 2 fitted at the rear, so choice fo winter tyres are
    a goodyear ultragrip 9
    or dunlop 4od
    both got a cash back promotion of £25
    b conti 850 the 850p yet not available

    what do you peeps think

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle123 View Post
    its that time again for the cold wind to bite back and make driving more hazardous, so in need of two winter tyres for my civic, tyre size 225/45/17 any speed, i had two goodyear eagle f1 assym 2 fitted at the rear, so choice fo winter tyres are
    a goodyear ultragrip 9
    or dunlop 4od
    both got a cash back promotion of £25
    b conti 850 the 850p yet not available

    what do you peeps think
    Are you looking for some winter tyres on the front to go with summers on the rear? If so, that *is* the dangerous situation mentioned before on the thread - fine having different winter tyres on different axles, but to jump as far as winter/summer is asking for trouble!

    But of those, the conti seems best rated.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by eagle123 View Post
    its that time again for the cold wind to bite back and make driving more hazardous, so in need of two winter tyres for my civic, tyre size 225/45/17 any speed, i had two goodyear eagle f1 assym 2 fitted at the rear, so choice fo winter tyres are
    a goodyear ultragrip 9
    or dunlop 4od
    both got a cash back promotion of £25
    b conti 850 the 850p yet not available

    what do you peeps think
    I think ALL SEASON are what you need if you're going to keep summers on the rear

    Kleber Quadraxer 225 45 14 XL are about £90 each delivered from Oponeo at the moment

    Or Goodyear Vector4Seasons

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