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    Re: Winter Tyres

    hmmm problem im finding is heavy wear from the fronts anyway - doesn't matter on brand , they all seem to wear out in about a year; current Michelin energy on there , wear is across tyre properly but they get hammered = my thoughts of fitting an XL tyre

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by HalloweenJack View Post
    hmmm problem im finding is heavy wear from the fronts anyway - doesn't matter on brand , they all seem to wear out in about a year; current Michelin energy on there , wear is across tyre properly but they get hammered = my thoughts of fitting an XL tyre
    Well, always worth a try, but I suspect heavy front wear is just something you'll have to live with. Best wear I've seen on a front heavy car was from some Michellin Primacy HPs, but I wouldn't recommend them for any other reason.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    1 pair ordered for fitting on Saturday morning , kinda urgent when I went over a pot hole and the next thing im looking at is tyre cord

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    That's not a great endorsement, Mr Kumho Vier
    you can drive around any bad choice... I did!!!!

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Dont forget to start posting your thoughts folks now the weather is starting to turn chilly. My initial reaction is that I'm sure I've made the right move putting winter tyres on the car.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    So folks now that the weather has warmed up & it'll be time to put the Summer Slicks back on soon what are your thoughts on how your winter tyres performed?

    Mine, Nexen WinGuard Sports, are as follows:

    Compared to my summer Vredesteins they are definite improvement in cold wet weather and in snow definitely worth the cost, however on greasy roads when it's about 8-10c or above their grip is not what I'd hoped for. Maybe I was expecting too much but it wasn't hard to spin the rears up without too much provocation. Wear wise they still look pretty much brand new but I do very few miles any way so that's to be expected. Comfort and road noise were really good though and overall definitely worth swapping the wheels over for the winter months.

    Now however with things drying out and temps on the rise I can't wait to get my summer wheels back on the car. Just need to decide on what colour to have the wheels refurbed in.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post

    Mine, Nexen WinGuard Sports, are as follows:
    however on greasy roads when it's about 8-10c or above their grip is not what I'd hoped for. Maybe I was expecting too much but it wasn't hard to spin the rears up without too much provocation.
    I had this with the Kumo Viers but a lot less so with the Kleber Quadraxers

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I've just taken the Winters off this week - so around 18months of use and not a lot of miles, the fronts were down to almost the blocks, the rears look to have 5mm left; TBH i don't think that is too bad for a set of winters being used all year round.

    Currently gone with a set of Dunlop Sport Bluresponse all round (already had the rears) car seems a lot happier on the warmer roads but that might be down to the tread on them.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Dont forget to start posting your thoughts folks now the weather is starting to turn chilly. My initial reaction is that I'm sure I've made the right move putting winter tyres on the car.
    Oh it was the right choice, number of trips up to the colder part of the north proved this to me.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Time to resurrect this thread again chaps! So who's put their winter wheels on yet? Did mine today as temps are getting low in the morning and evening and the roads are getting greasy again.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I'm really getting interested in all weathers now - especially the new michelin cross climate.. but they don't make them in anything bigger than 17"

    Annoyingly some of the best new summer tyres (conti 6) are only available from 19" upwards. Why does everyone hate 18" tyres?

    So for the first time in a while I'm considering dedicated winters and paying for switching. But it's still warm here, often 14C.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Remember its not just temps but also wet weather performance. And in my case my 19" 275 Vredesteins are very skitish to say the least in wet & cool temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimborae View Post
    Remember its not just temps but also wet weather performance. And in my case my 19" 275 Vredesteins are very skitish to say the least in wet & cool temps.
    Wet weather performance is my key concern for summer tyres so winters aren't usually any improvement for that. Surprising to see your vredesteins are bad in wet - they used to be somewhat wet specialists.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Ultrac Sessanta's at that size and width are not great in the wet. The Goodyear Asym 2's, that i have on the front are much better in the wet and standing water.
    Last edited by jimborae; 26-10-2015 at 10:55 AM.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Just fitting Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on to the Jag. going to see how they cope this winter as the car is new to me before going to full winters. Only £625 for the set.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I'm really getting interested in all weathers now - especially the new michelin cross climate.. but they don't make them in anything bigger than 17"

    Annoyingly some of the best new summer tyres (conti 6) are only available from 19" upwards. Why does everyone hate 18" tyres?

    So for the first time in a while I'm considering dedicated winters and paying for switching. But it's still warm here, often 14C.
    I think they went with smaller sizes as that implies that they are not suitable for performance cars as they will no doubt wear fast when hot.

    I can't get them in 245/45 R17 for the back of my old BMW, probably a good thing!
    I am hoping that being a stay at home dad for a few years means I can get away with leaving summer tyres on it for now and having cross climates year round on the Wife's cooper clubman.

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