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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I'm glad people are doing it now.

    get the winter tyres now while they're cheap and we'll see what winter holds for us all
    Seconded!!!

    PS now that I've bought these, we'll probably have the hottest, driest winter on record now.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Still have my winters on from last year....



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I did too last year, though they were all seasons.

    my wife's civic has Kleber Quadraxer on the rear axle at the mo and kumo summer whatever on the front and they'll get swapped back over in Nov.

    Klebers really lasting well... front axle in winter, and rear in summer. Plenty grip.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    I ended up with some Michelins from kwik fit.
    Although the snow didn't show up this year I felt quite a bit more secure when it was wet, no sliding around. They have mine at the 'tyre hote' at the moment but I think I will leave them at my parents place next time as it's a bit expensive to keep storing tyres there.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    Still have my winters on from last year....
    Me too, sadly I changed car and they don't fit any more.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    I ended up with some Michelins from kwik fit.
    Although the snow didn't show up this year I felt quite a bit more secure when it was wet, no sliding around. They have mine at the 'tyre hote' at the moment but I think I will leave them at my parents place next time as it's a bit expensive to keep storing tyres there.
    This is one thing i have noticed, in the wet the grip i have seems endless compared to the summer tyres.



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I did too last year, though they were all seasons.

    my wife's civic has Kleber Quadraxer on the rear axle at the mo and kumo summer whatever on the front and they'll get swapped back over in Nov.

    Klebers really lasting well... front axle in winter, and rear in summer. Plenty grip.
    So far the Quadraxer's i got for my sister have done her proud; if i could find them at a decent price for my car i might be tempted.



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    So far the Quadraxer's i got for my sister have done her proud; if i could find them at a decent price for my car i might be tempted.
    I was just thinking similar and lo and behold no-one seems to be stocking them in my size at the moment :/

    Still, might have changed cars by winter anyway.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    the irony of the quadraxers is that I utterly dispute the official rain rating of E

    Theyre blummin amazing in rain and the deeper and heavier the better.

    dunno what went wrong in the offical tests but I rate them way highers than E

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    For my winter tyres, im thinking of picking up a smaller set of alloys.

    What do you reckon, 16"s look stupid or alright?







    Apparently if you get the right ones, the total wheel diameter is almost the same.

    There is a couple of bargains on Ebay for older wheels of different models of car, need a bit of refurb but i would like to have a go at it myself.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    the irony of the quadraxers is that I utterly dispute the official rain rating of E

    Theyre blummin amazing in rain and the deeper and heavier the better.

    dunno what went wrong in the offical tests but I rate them way highers than E
    Probably wet braking in a straight line or something. I completely agree about resistance to aquaplaning for deep puddles etc. where the tread comes into play, but the compound just isn't the best at braking on a wet/damp surface - we find ABS kicks in quite early on the wife's car compared to better wet rated tyres.

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    the irony of the quadraxers is that I utterly dispute the official rain rating of E

    Theyre blummin amazing in rain and the deeper and heavier the better.

    dunno what went wrong in the offical tests but I rate them way highers than E
    I am taking the official raitings on tyres with a very larger truck load of salt.

    These wintwers tyres i have on are not the best rated when you look at the office raitings but from my own use they have far supassed the Dunlop Sport BlueResponse that i had on before swapping.

    The dunlops are supose to have a better 'noise' raiting yet i can not tell between them or the ones i have on. Fuel raiting, same and so on. It's a bit like the SHARP raitings for crash helmets; they have learned how to get high ratings.



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    If you can get a decent bargin then i say go for it

    I am looking at getting some alloys so i can put the summer tyres on there and keep the winters on the current fairly new steels [ i bought all new last year ] but when you factor in that i can now get steels for this for around the £29 each + only needing 2 tyres it makes me think twice about fitting alloys to the car - i can not bring myself to spend 200 on used alloys when for the same money i can by new steels.



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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Steels, unfortunately, dont fit over my disks/calipers on the front

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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    i can not bring myself to spend 200 on used alloys when for the same money i can by new steels.
    buy alloys

    they sell again second hand and dont bend easily in minor slides into kerbs etc in ice.

    Alloys all the way bud.

    the ONLY time for steels is when they're original factory equipment and look the dogs cock!


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    Re: Winter Tyres

    Still a shed ton of cash i can spend on tyres and other shinys >_<



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