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The Rav4 Tyre thread..

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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:59 pm

I watched this before I bought the cross climate https://youtu.be/YO0zyQh2l3M

Also Two-T's favourable comments helped me take the plunge!
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by philip42h » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:19 pm

... and a couple of recent (2017) reviews of all season tyre performance:
As with all such reviews, the overall results need to be taken with a pinch of salt but the individual test elements seem objective enough.

It would appear that if you are in northern Europe and want a winter tyre that you can use all year round then the Nokian Weatherproof would be a good choice. While if you are further south and want a summer tyre that you can use when it turns wintery then the Michelin CrossClimate is a better bet. And as an overall compromise, a Goodyear Vector 4Seasons just beats them both with the Vredestein Quatrac 5 a decent runner up. But in reality there isn't that much to choose between them.

As ever, you pays your money and takes your choice ... ;)

Edit: And having checked it appears that Goodyear don't make the Vector 4Seasons in "our size" ...
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:54 pm

I am not sure the classfication of the UK being in "Northern Europe" is applicable in terms of winter weather though :N
We don't get anywhere close to the Cold and Snow that they do in Scandinavia or countries south of us such as Germany (just like we unfortunately don't get their summer weather either).

Maybe in the extremes of Scotland there is a proper winter for a time but nowhere else.
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by philip42h » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:49 pm

Hoovie wrote:I am not sure the classfication of the UK being in "Northern Europe" is applicable in terms of winter weather though :N
We don't get anywhere close to the Cold and Snow that they do in Scandinavia or countries south of us such as Germany (just like we unfortunately don't get their summer weather either).

Maybe in the extremes of Scotland there is a proper winter for a time but nowhere else.

Quite so ... I'm sure that I never classified "the UK being in "Northern Europe"" though some members from Scotlandshire may do so ... ;)
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:28 am

When we had the snowy winter of 2010 there was snow in Scotland ( I lived there then ) but far more snow in the Midlands........

But in my opinion we just don't need two different tyres and wheels given the winters we get. Of course there will be the extremes like 2010 which convinced me I Did need them.....

But now I feel the all weather tyres are definatley the way to go. ALL manufacturers will try to say they have the best tyre but all will be capable.

The Vredestiens I use on All of our cars give a quiet comfortable ride. They give excellent steering feedback and a stunningly confident drive. Mileage is brilliant and compared to the noisy hard awful tyres fitted as standard they are a revelation.

It really matters not which brand you choose. Mitchelins Goodyears Vredestiens or whatever one may be quieter so slight you can't tell one might give better MPG again so slight you can't tell or a better ride quality. Some even choose by the tread pattern...... :)
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by glorydad » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:54 am

Crossclimates now on Costco website. Flippin’ expensive mind.
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:08 pm

philip42h wrote:
Hoovie wrote:I am not sure the classfication of the UK being in "Northern Europe" is applicable in terms of winter weather though :N
We don't get anywhere close to the Cold and Snow that they do in Scandinavia or countries south of us such as Germany (just like we unfortunately don't get their summer weather either).

Maybe in the extremes of Scotland there is a proper winter for a time but nowhere else.

Quite so ... I'm sure that I never classified "the UK being in "Northern Europe"" though some members from Scotlandshire may do so ... ;)

I made that comment in case someone else may have, as geographically we could be considered Northern Europe (one company I worked for broke Europe into about 3 or 4 areas, and the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia were "Northern Region") :s_howdy
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Re: The Rav4 Tyre thread..

PostPosted by clarki » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:41 pm

New set of Yokos being fitted on mine Monday. Cant wait. Be nice to have a bit of grip again!!

Adsa tyres were the best price for an all in price.
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