WINTER TYRES ORDERED

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by Burnerg81 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:54 pm

I ran winters on a bmw 320 for a few years and they were good. Better in the 5c temps than the summers. I often found myself driving in the cold at 6.30am over winter.

They also got me home in the best from the east. My previous experience with non winters in the bmw in 1mm of snow was scary so without the winters I’d definitely have crashed (or at least abandoned the car).

I ran winters on the DS for a few years and didn’t see snow so can’t comment. Sure the wranglers would have been fine but I was in a bit of a habit when I bought the DS and got winters when I purchased it.

Now I’m moved to Yokohama geolander ATs which should be a good compromise all year round. They’ve been quiet (ish) in summer and should cope with snow if we get any in South Wales (I’m far from the valleys).

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by twelve » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:00 pm

41jules1967 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:02 am
Whilst we do get temperatures below 7 in the UK occasionally, it's remarkably rare.
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So whilst it may be a wise investment for the OP, for most of us, not sure it is?
I'm on the South Coast and morning drive to work is normally less than 7C in winter. It warms up in the daytime, but I'm not driving then ;-)

I put winter tyres on Nov-Mar normally; handy if we get a skiing trip to the Alps booked also.
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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by flycop2000 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:11 pm

twelve wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:00 pm
41jules1967 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:02 am
Whilst we do get temperatures below 7 in the UK occasionally, it's remarkably rare.
Should really have said "Whilst we do get temperatures below 7 in the south occasionally, it's remarkably rare" :)

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by Canuk » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:52 pm

My next set of tires will be all weather , more expensive but good for high speed in summer and exceed provincial requirements for mountain passes in winter. Running winter tires in temperatures above 7c causes them to wear out very fast.

The tires on my Disco are rated with a M +S marking which just meet minimum requirements. The Yokohama geolander ATs tire for example is not rated for winter driving in British Columbia unless you drive in the cities. ( we don't need no cathedral to be a city :lol: LOL )

Tires in Canada have to special marking on them to be used as a winter tire, A symbol of a mountain with a snowflake on it. Not sure if that is used world wide.

Most reviews of winter tires or All Weather tires by Canadian reviewers usually give top marks to Nokian Tires
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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by Burnerg81 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:46 pm

Yes, we’ve got the same in the UK. They Call it 3 peaks or 3PMSF.

You can just make it on these geolander G015s that I’m running.

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by Posiden » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:46 pm

I was thinking of getting some steel wheels to put the winter tyres on but can seem to find any 18 inch wheels for a reasonable price. Sorry but Im not paying £100 a wheel.

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by SarahStreet » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:32 pm

Canuk wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:52 pm
Most reviews of winter tires or All Weather tires by Canadian reviewers usually give top marks to Nokian Tires
I wonder if that's because the NAS marketplace has "proper" cold temperatures, compared to Europe? There has been many reports across various LR forums of Nokian tyres cracking prematurely across the sidewalls, and whilst the company replace them under warranty, it is hardly a ringing endorsement.

To date, Vredestein Wintrac's seem to be the "go to" tyre for winter durability across the Nordic countries....

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by Canuk » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:20 pm

Not sure what NAS marketplace is. LOL

Never heard of any problems with Nokian All Weather tires in Canada. Great for temperatures to minus 40 c ( or F) to 40c +
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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by NigelSM » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:01 am

Chris b wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:04 pm
I had Michelin Cross Climate on my previous DS after the OE Continentals got low after 35000. Did 25000 on the Michelins before trading the DS in for my current MY19 and there was plenty of tread (about half worn?).
I intend to fit Cross Climates again with the OEs wear out on current DS (currently OK at 26,00 and swapped front to rear at 21000 service)
I was surprised at the previous poster having wear issues with Cross Climates, when I've had them on previous cars they've always worn really well. I've had them on my DS since new (only 4000 miles in 10 months thanks to lockdown!) but haven't had chance to use them in the snow yet as obviously we haven't had any snow.

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Re: WINTER TYRES ORDERED

Post by pcheaven » Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:43 am

Cross climate for me on one of my DS’s
10000 miles in. No obvious wear.
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