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    Re: Winter Tyres

    /\ you have weird tastes... some kinda fetish?

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Rather late to the party Zakky

    http://forums.hexus.net/automotive/1...ml#post2021906

    But yes they are rather awesome!
    I was TOLD late was cool

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Stringent View Post
    I keep thinking of getting a set, but in this country one can't justify it for the couple of days we might have snow, then there is the storage. Id rather not use the car if its that bad. Hmm, maybe easier to get another car. 4WD and snow tyres and have as a spare. Audi Quattro. Sorted. *Goes on Autotrader*
    I have the Quattro system but still want decent tyres for it (did a winter driving course last weekend) but there are a bit of a nightmare to find. Cheapest winters I have found are £450 per corner excluding delivery and fitting.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by 1stRaven View Post
    I have the Quattro system but still want decent tyres for it (did a winter driving course last weekend) but there are a bit of a nightmare to find. Cheapest winters I have found are £450 per corner excluding delivery and fitting.
    £1800 for tyres ex delivery and fitting?????
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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowe View Post
    If anyone can find 205/40/R17 winter tyres that aren't wingwong pingpong crap, please let me know
    Get some cheap rims and put some proper profile tyes on there for winter

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Get some cheap rims and put some proper profile tyes on there for winter
    312mm discs and AP 4-pots restrict my options

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    wrong answer
    Stop baiting me. Its not fair!

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by finlay666 View Post
    £1800 for tyres ex delivery and fitting?????
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/m99b0s4920...5_20_275_35R20

    Looks like one set has come down slightly - only £395 each

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Get some cheap rims and put some proper profile tyes on there for winter
    Minimum size is 18's to cover these brakes and even those are tight.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Winter tyres just put back on the car for the 3rd cold season. Absolutely fantastic on morning ice/frost and grip on snow without a fuss needed.

    Only downside on my Kumhos is they really squirm under brakes in the wet.. much more than the Yokohama summer tyres I normally run even in sub 5 degs.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by 1stRaven View Post
    http://www.camskill.co.uk/m99b0s4920...5_20_275_35R20

    Looks like one set has come down slightly - only £395 each
    Yeah that set of rubber is more than my car is worth!
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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowe View Post
    312mm discs and AP 4-pots restrict my options
    Hmm, so you've got to stick to 17" rims? Tricky.

    Nexen winguard? http://www.etyres.co.uk/car-tyres-uk...roductId=22084

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonatron View Post
    I've noticed a lack of grip in my BMW 323ci just in the mildly moist cold, obviously less with the snow. Just turning right from minor to major roads I have noticed the anti skid system kick in a few of times recently. If I had the money I'd put a pair of winter tyres on the back while the temperatures are getting below 5 or so degrees C.
    I've noticed the same with my 330cdi - same Continentals! I'll be having a re-think when they come up for replacement.
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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Continental Sport Contacts are, by far, the worst tyre I've ever driven in winter. But it's not Conti's fault.. they do a great job for spring to autumn.. they're just NOT winter tyres at all.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Set of kumho i'zen kw23s here.

    Cheap as chips and work really well until it gets to +10c when they turn into philadelphia soft cheese.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Continental Sport Contacts are, by far, the worst tyre I've ever driven in winter. But it's not Conti's fault.. they do a great job for spring to autumn.. they're just NOT winter tyres at all.
    I can echo that for my michelin PS3s - fantastic summer tyre, while I thought their softness would be good for winter actually they've stiffened up in the cold and are even worse than non-sporty tyres I had previously (HP primacy).

    The Vredestein hi-trac I had for the Astra were really good in winter and summer.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    I can echo that for my michelin PS3s - fantastic summer tyre, while I thought their softness would be good for winter actually they've stiffened up in the cold and are even worse than non-sporty tyres I had previously (HP primacy).

    The Vredestein hi-trac I had for the Astra were really good in winter and summer.
    My PS3s came off a couple of week ago in favour of my Dunlop Winter Sport 3Ds, a much better option at this time of year.

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