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i've already fitted mine 1 3.33%
i didnt swap over during the summer 1 3.33%
End of the month (sept 2013) 0 0%
Somewhere in October 5 16.67%
Somewhere in September 1 3.33%
Somewhere in Novemeber 3 10.00%
Soon as it snows 0 0%
Soon as the temperature drops below 7deg C regulary 9 30.00%
Im not going to bother this year 7 23.33%
Awaiting deliveries and mounting 3 10.00%
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Old 09-11-2013   #91
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Re: When are you putting your winter wheels back on?

i enjoy the wheels fighting to keep moving under heavy braking

has anybody else joined the Winter tyres yet revolution and put them back on / fitted them?

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Re: When are you putting your winter wheels back on?

Hi,

Had mine on a week now, and so far Im impressed Definite difference in wet grip. They're worth it just for that alone. Im looking forward to how they act in the ice/snow when it comes.

Thanks for the recommendation Ziggy

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Re: When are you putting your winter wheels back on?

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Hi,

Had mine on a week now, and so far Im impressed Definite difference in wet grip. They're worth it just for that alone. Im looking forward to how they act in the ice/snow when it comes.

Thanks for the recommendation Ziggy

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Did they feel crap at first till you put some miles on them? Like 10 / 15

Mine were crap at first, but once you have traveled, they work brilliantly
I hit that braking point where the wheels are trying to lock up, but you hear them fighting - so it sounds like ABS but it isn't abs

I hope they make a difference if Novemeber is gonna be this ""artic blizzard"" they threatened

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Re: When are you putting your winter wheels back on?

Hi mate,

Yeah definitely! When I was fitting them, you could feel how soft the compound was compared to the tyres I was taking off. First trip out and I didn't feel to confident in them at all, felt like I was driving on 4 plates of jelly. I was even going to post here and ask if others were running them at higher pressures.

Drive home was totally different though. Felt normal and you can feel the difference when pulling out of junctions on wet greesy roads and when braking too!

Done over 150 miles on them now and I'm impressed

Crazy to think that I've been driving for years and all sorts of different vehicles/ types of driving etc and this is my first set of winters.

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Mine will be on later today.

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Re: When are you putting your winter wheels back on?

When i put mine on - it was pissing it down....
I got drowned

But hey - a cuppa and a dry top and i was happy

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