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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by wigit on Today at 12:54 »
I was driving home in the snowy/icy conditions earlier in the week and happily let the Mk3 Focus RS owner who was in more than a rush than I was through who was on the black option wheels so had Cup 2s, braver man than me (having left mine once on the R over winter)

Massively noticeable on a A road with lot of roundabouts that his breaking distance was extended and he just could not put the power down coming off roundabouts

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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 12:39 »
Thanks for your help. Turns out tyre can’t be repaired after taking it to a local tyre specialist. They’re quoting £155 to fit the new P Zeros. Im going to do some shopping around. Does anyone know the actual size of the tyres as I haven’t got the car at the moment? It’s a Mk 7.5 sitting on 19” Brescias. Cheers.
You will also want the load and speed rating.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by Guzzle on Today at 12:38 »
For 19 inch Brescia's it should be 225/35/19
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by Boulton on Today at 12:31 »
Thanks for your help. Turns out tyre can’t be repaired after taking it to a local tyre specialist. They’re quoting £155 to fit the new P Zeros. Im going to do some shopping around. Does anyone know the actual size of the tyres as I haven’t got the car at the moment? It’s a Mk 7.5 sitting on 19” Brescias. Cheers.
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 12:30 »
This is what VW have to say on their website -

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/need-help/owners/winter-tyres-4motion

"Do I need winter tyres if my car has 4 Motion?

Volkswagen's 4 Motion definitely offers an advantage delivering drive to the road, although it's a mistake to think that 4 Motion means you don't need winter tyres. When they're fitted, winter tyres increase the 4 Motion advantage significantly and will make sure you get the best results out of your 4 Motion system. 4 Motion doesn't do much for steering and braking. Fitting winter tyres provides better drive, steering and braking."
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Golf mk7 / Re: What are your .:Rs like in the snow?
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 12:24 »
Found this on page 290 of my GTI Owners Manual -

"Winter or all-weather tyres improve the vehicle handling and brake response during winter conditions. Volkswagen recommends that winter tyres be fitted to the vehicle at temperatures below +7°C (+45°F) or in wintry conditions."

"Four-wheel drive (4MOTION)

Thanks to its four-wheel drive, the vehicle will have plenty of traction in winter conditions, even with the standard tyres. Nevertheless, Volkswagen still recommends that winter tyres or all-year tyres should be fitted on all 4 wheels in winter, mainly because this will give a better braking response."

 :nerd:
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 11:47 »
Maybe its only Golfs that applies to, my 4 different tyres car was a Ford :D :D
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 11:23 »
At one point on my previous non-Golf I actually had 4 different tyres....
Bloke at work used to fit part worn tyres. When he crashed he blamed the tyres :rolleyes:

Golf Owners Manual - p280

Useful information about wheels and tyres

Introduction

"Tyres are the most used and most underestimated parts of a vehicle. Tyres are very important as the narrow tyre surfaces are the only contact between the vehicle and the road."
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 11:02 »
Someone should have offered that advice to the (very large national) lease company who ran my company cars for the last 25 years.

Got a puncture? Whats the cheapest tyre in stock?

Sure if it was wear then usually the fronts and backs wear the same amount, but any other time, slap whatever on.

At one point on my previous non-Golf I actually had 4 different tyres....
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Golf mk7 / Re: Mk7 GTI Tyres
« Last post by Daz Auto on Today at 10:57 »
Was wondering if you could all help me out. Just had my first puncture in the new car after under 3000 miles (just my luck). Does anyone have any experience of how much VW will charge for and to fit new P Zeros?And whether it’s worth getting it done somewhere else?

Oh and from reading everyone’s raves about the Michelin Supersports. Potentially a better option?
If it cannot be repaired...

Golf Owners Manual -

New Tyres - page 281

- All 4 wheels must be fitted with tyres of the same type, size and the same tread pattern.
- Always replace tyres on an axle-by-axle basis at the very least.

I mention the above because it is recommended to replace tyres in pairs. This is because a new tyre should not be used beside a worn tyre as they will have different levels of grip. Also different makes and models of tyre will have different levels of grip.

There are people here who would replace both tyres. However, providing the other tyre on the same axle has only done 3000miles and is not noticeably worn - you could purchase another tyre of the same make and model. Then fit them to the rear axle of the car.

Note: this advice is worth exactly what you paid for it. Follow it at your own risk.
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