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Offline doc house

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Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« on: 25 September 2018, 19:08 »
What a people’s thoughts on all weather / winter tyres my stock tyres are ready to be replaced and I’d prefer to get a capable winter / all weather set that can cope with a bit of snow and slick muddy country roads

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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #1 on: 01 October 2018, 17:06 »
Ive switched from the bridgestones to goodyear eagle f1 assymetric 3 all round and found them excellent (softer, less bunny hopping) and good value for money too
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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #2 on: 01 October 2018, 19:27 »
By all weather tyres i presume you mean something like a Michelin Cross Climate+ rather than an actual full winter tyre?

The Cross Climate+'s are very good as far as the reviews go, but they won't perform as well as a full winter tyre in the harshest wintry conditions. Nor will they perform as well as a true summer tyre in hot weather. They will however outperform summer tyres in winter, and winter tyres in summer.
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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #3 on: 01 October 2018, 22:05 »
Don't the cross climates and also the new Bridgestone all weather ones have the snow symbol? That means they are classed as snow tyres doesn't it?
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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #4 on: 14 October 2018, 17:10 »
Ideally want ones that can cope with mud and leavesbut deal with a bit of snow when it comes, to be fair I managed to get all the way up to Malvern and back on the OEM Bridgestones but had a few slidey moments that I’d rather avoid if I could was surprised how good it was in the snow

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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #5 on: 15 October 2018, 08:55 »
I have a set of Hankook i'cept evo2 tyres that I've fitted for the last couple of winters, and will be fitting again shortly.  Would recommend for the cost.
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Re: Best all weather winter tyres for GTD
« Reply #6 on: 19 October 2018, 15:04 »
New all weathers are generally labelled with the snowflake symbol for the reason that otherwise a lot of countries (including Germany) do not accept them as winter tyres; i.e. if there is frost and/or snow.

Personally I'd go for separate summers and winters; my preferred choice of winter tyres were the Nokian WR A4. They offer better wet grip than most winter tyres, so a good choice in Britain.

If anyone's interested I've got a set of 16" winters for sale (set of 5 wheels and tyres).
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