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Thread: winter tyres/rims

  1. #111
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    Oh aye, blame the poor sipes why don't you. I'd like to think that I could go and live in Sipeland if the UK were to fall apart as a result of civil war. Oh wait, tyres.
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    tyres arrived and fitted today!


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    Quote Originally Posted by da_glu View Post
    tyres arrived and fitted today!

    Too early in my opinion. I never bother fitting them before the snow starts piling up and there is chaos and carnage on the roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen View Post
    Too early in my opinion. I never bother fitting them before the snow starts piling up and there is chaos and carnage on the roads.
    A number of people do recommend that they're fitted around mid october.

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    But presumably that number of people aren't used to the warm weather we're having, even here where last year at the same time it was well below freezing; as far below as 1.4F some nights.
    With current night time temperatures not having dipped below around 51F yet, the roads and the air are still warm enough for there to be no need for "winter" tyres if I understand their purpose - for use at below 44.6 degrees, OK - 7 if you think European, then isn't it a bit wasteful using them when even the core temperature is still massively above the recommended figure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPB View Post
    But presumably that number of people aren't used to the warm weather we're having, even here where last year at the same time it was well below freezing; as far below as 1.4F some nights.
    With current night time temperatures not having dipped below around 51F yet, the roads and the air are still warm enough for there to be no need for "winter" tyres if I understand their purpose - for use at below 44.6 degrees, OK - 7 if you think European, then isn't it a bit wasteful using them when even the core temperature is still massively above the recommended figure?
    that is true, but new tyres need to be worn in i've always been under the impression, thereby by the time they are worn in, they'll be ready for the colder temps.

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    That sounds perfectly logical to me. Still don't want another winter like the last one though.
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    As long as you are content that they will be performing as well as the tyres you have taken off and aren't getting worn out too quick then I'm sure they will be ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPB View Post
    That sounds perfectly logical to me. Still don't want another winter like the last one though.
    me neither! but better be safe than sorry if it does come!

    Quote Originally Posted by problemchild1976 View Post
    As long as you are content that they will be performing as well as the tyres you have taken off and aren't getting worn out too quick then I'm sure they will be ok

    JJ
    it's too soon to tell how well they're performing, but I've go to say that I did tackle a roundabout quite aggressively this morning and it held up really well! Not to mention the ride has become more comfortable

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    Quote Originally Posted by da_glu View Post
    ....the ride has become more comfortable
    And with that, hundreds of people nash to their local independent tyre specialist to order winter tyres.
    John
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