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WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by Big Kev » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:31 am

Just to clarify....I do NOT have the Yokohama WINTER tyres anymore....some wee Brummy git stole them off me on a visit to This Scotland. I am actually enquiring re. tyres to REPLACE Yokohama all weathers I have on when they go doned, and two are getting a wee bit time barred anywayhowz......long story.....
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by anchorman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:55 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:
anchorman wrote:The Michies are the only purpose designed winter and summer tyre I think. Wasn't brain using them?

http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/micheli ... limate-suv



Quatracs are to young Donald.. I believe there are a few of the dual climate tyres now. When you look at the Quatracs they look far more like winters than summers.

I really believe any of the top brands will be absolutely spot on ! It comes down to brand preference. :s_thumbsup

It's certainly a consideration now Charlie as this new CX-5 is fitted with active TPMS so swapping to winters is more complicated now. My 225/55 19s are a gash size though.
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by philip42h » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:20 am

anchorman wrote:
CharlieFarlie wrote:
anchorman wrote:The Michies are the only purpose designed winter and summer tyre I think. Wasn't brain using them?

http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/micheli ... limate-suv



Quatracs are to young Donald.. I believe there are a few of the dual climate tyres now. When you look at the Quatracs they look far more like winters than summers.

I really believe any of the top brands will be absolutely spot on ! It comes down to brand preference. :s_thumbsup

It's certainly a consideration now Charlie as this new CX-5 is fitted with active TPMS so swapping to winters is more complicated now. My 225/55 19s are a gash size though.

... and the CrossClimates are not available in 235/55 R18 as fitted to RAVs with 18 inch wheels so they are not a real option for some of us. The nearest size in CrossClimates would be 235/60 R18, I think, but I doubt that would do.

I'm eyeing up the Nokian Weatherproofs myself ...
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by anchorman » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:58 am

I'll be checking out Charlie's Vreidersteins. :s_thumbsup
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:49 pm

philip42h wrote:
anchorman wrote:
CharlieFarlie wrote:
anchorman wrote:The Michies are the only purpose designed winter and summer tyre I think. Wasn't brain using them?

http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/micheli ... limate-suv



Quatracs are to young Donald.. I believe there are a few of the dual climate tyres now. When you look at the Quatracs they look far more like winters than summers.

I really believe any of the top brands will be absolutely spot on ! It comes down to brand preference. :s_thumbsup

It's certainly a consideration now Charlie as this new CX-5 is fitted with active TPMS so swapping to winters is more complicated now. My 225/55 19s are a gash size though.

... and the CrossClimates are not available in 235/55 R18 as fitted to RAVs with 18 inch wheels so they are not a real option for some of us. The nearest size in CrossClimates would be 235/60 R18, I think, but I doubt that would do.

I'm eyeing up the Nokian Weatherproofs myself ...




Our CRV has smaller wheels so 225/65 R17 106V CrossClimate XL All Season were fitted. I don't think they have been available in that size for long so may be worth checking for other sizes in the future. In truth I will only know if they are any good if we have some significant snow this winter! But a proper all season tyre seems a good idea unless you have the facilities for swapping between summer and winter tyres, and do a high enough mileage for them to wear a bit before they perish with age!
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:04 pm

If the standard size is 235/55 and you can get 235/60 in Cross-Climates, if it were me I would not hesitate!
Slightly larger circumference = lower RPM at chosen speed; greater profile = better compliance over potholes; plus abilities of Cross-Climates makes it a done-deal in my book.

FWIW, I have just swapped from 195 to a 215 tyres with the same profile on my new camper for all the reasons above, plus using the best Michelin tyre available for my type of vehicle.


The sizes are nominal to a degree anyway. When I swapped out the standard Bridgstones to the Winter Contis (identical size) on the RAV 150SR the speedo went from over reading by 3-4% to being spot on. That is more difference (I think) than between a 235/55 and a 235/60 tyre.
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by CharlieFarlie » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:21 am

Hoovie wrote:If the standard size is 235/55 and you can get 235/60 in Cross-Climates, if it were me I would not hesitate!
Slightly larger circumference = lower RPM at chosen speed; greater profile = better compliance over potholes; plus abilities of Cross-Climates makes it a done-deal in my book.

FWIW, I have just swapped from 195 to a 215 tyres with the same profile on my new camper for all the reasons above, plus using the best Michelin tyre available for my type of vehicle.


The sizes are nominal to a degree anyway. When I swapped out the standard Bridgstones to the Winter Contis (identical size) on the RAV 150SR the speedo went from over reading by 3-4% to being spot on. That is more difference (I think) than between a 235/55 and a 235/60 tyre.



I too would not hesitate in such a small profile change...
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Re: WINTER TYRES FOR NORMAL USE.....?

PostPosted by philip42h » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:40 am

CharlieFarlie wrote:
Hoovie wrote:If the standard size is 235/55 and you can get 235/60 in Cross-Climates, if it were me I would not hesitate!
Slightly larger circumference = lower RPM at chosen speed; greater profile = better compliance over potholes; plus abilities of Cross-Climates makes it a done-deal in my book.

FWIW, I have just swapped from 195 to a 215 tyres with the same profile on my new camper for all the reasons above, plus using the best Michelin tyre available for my type of vehicle.


The sizes are nominal to a degree anyway. When I swapped out the standard Bridgstones to the Winter Contis (identical size) on the RAV 150SR the speedo went from over reading by 3-4% to being spot on. That is more difference (I think) than between a 235/55 and a 235/60 tyre.



I too would not hesitate in such a small profile change...

True enough. The actual difference in diameter is around 3.2% (one inch) meaning the the speedo will under-read the actual speed by 3.2% (compared to what it did before) - so it will still overstate the actual speed but not by so much. The other thing to check would be clearances under the wheel arch particularly when turning / fully-laden / going over bumps but that probably shouldn't be a concern on the RAV since there's generally a good amount of clearance in the first place ..
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