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Winter tyres

Discussion in 'Modifications and Styling' started by RobT, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. muddyboots

    muddyboots Still hanging around

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    I've found that too - for instance when using the slushy outer lane of dual carriageways that others can't.

    Also worth bearing in mind that on snow, you'll generally be able to stop a lot more quickly than the car behind you...so you need to plan for them too.
     
  2. McDubber1

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    I was out for the first time in the snow today with my Pirelli Sottozero's and i'm very impressed with the grip. I didn't expect them to be this good because before the bad weather arrived i wasn't too chuffed the way they were performing. I can floor it in slushy conditions with only minimal slip, awesome:D
     
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  3. Al

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    No winter tyres anywhere for sale. One week lead time, minimum.
     
  4. vRSy

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    think i got lucky. i ordered mine of mytyres friday. on saturday they doubled in price and then ran out of stock.

    they arrived this morning, now i just need some snow
     
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    Kwik-fit have good prices on their website for Conti Winter Contact TS830's in 16's, but I guess that's no use on a Cupra?
     
  6. predo

    predo Newbie

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    You can have some of our snow! :)
     
  7. Al

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    Doubled overnight eh. Profiteering from Basic Laws of Economics, supply and demand and all that.

    They won't be doing that with me, I can assure you :)

    Which ones did you get Sy?
     
  8. vRSy

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    nankang Snow SV-2. seem to get good reviews, and more importantly they are popular in germany which is why i went for them really. if they were pants the germans wouldnt use them. I dont expect them to perform as well as my old vredestein snowtracs did, but id bet they are still pretty good, and at only half the price
     
  9. Al

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    Let us know how they go on your car please :)
     
  10. vRSy

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    will do mate. they're going on the wife's 307estate 1.6LX though, so any loss of traction isnt through wheel spin from the power:D
     
  11. 307_TO_LEON_FR

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    I can highly recommend the Marangoni HP Meteo's from Kwikfit. £423 fitted.
    The cars never felt so good to drive, so much grip even on the snow.
    Only problem I've got now is trying not to go flat out everywhere as before I would bunnyhop in 2nd/3rd where now it's instant traction and a lovely engine roar!
     
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    I've picked up some goodyear ultragrip performance 2 there great pricey but worth it when you consider what it the other option is!!!
     
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  14. Jon TDI

    Jon TDI Eat My Soot!!

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    16's will fit over the 312 brakes.
     
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    Beaten by the snow this am, as good as the Snowtrac's are they cant tackle 6ft+ drifts!
     
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    Thankfully we rarely see stuff like that up here!

    I'm going to go for these with Vredesteins fitted. Scirrocco's the same PCD as my car and 16s will fit as has been said, so I think I'm alright with these? http://tyremen.myshopify.com/products/volkswagen-scirocco-2008-16-grip

    Sorry for all the questions, I just want to make sure because I've had a few mishaps when buying things for the car over the past while.
     
  18. Rickst3r

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    I'm seriously considering getting some winter tyres, been looking at the Goodyear Ultragrip Performance 2.

    Will these types of tyres really make a worthwhile difference in the snow ? As I'm not wanting to blow the best part of £700 on winter tyres if the difference is minimal.

    Rik
     
  19. OLDOILER

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    Extract from Honest John web site

    "Remember, on snow and ice ESP is normally best switched off because it can fight a driver's reactions to a skid in super slippery conditions. But you need to find an open area and test this out for yourself before switching it off.

    On hard packed snow, frozen snow or ice, ABS might actually prevent the car from stopping because it automatically releases the brakes on wheels that are skidding. If all four wheels are skidding it will release the brakes on all of them. So on snow and ice, think ahead and start braking gently a lot earlier than you would in normal conditions. This is particularly important descending inclines or approaching junctions from side roads where you could skid straight out of the side road into traffic on the main road." - I had forgotten all about this bit !@!@~

    . .........................................
     
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    I think this video from Haddock on here says a lot about how good they can be.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC5G_DAM9g4
     

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