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Old Dec 5th, 2018, 23:07   #11
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Michelin Pilot Sport 4
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For the winter's we have as mentioned above the Michelin Cross Climate is a sensible choice and performs very well in the snow, better than you would think. It also works impressively well when its not cold and snowing.

My personal preference is the above, decent performance tyre and a second set of wheels ready to go with winter tyres. The usual 'all season' tyres are just as useless as the ultra high performance stuff when the conditions get to the point of snow and ice.

Brand wise, Michelin have seriously stepped up their game in recent years so anything from them like a Pilot Sport, Primacy, Cross Climate (more of a winter tyre the latter one) is a genuinely good investment.

Avoid economy/budget brands, the low price does not offset the difference in R&D, build quality and performance. If you just want something round and black, anything from the mid-range sector (Falken, Khumo, Hankook etc) to the premiums brands should suffice.
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I think youve mixed up european 'all season' which are very good in snow and ice, with American 'all season' which are summer tyres. In central europe, the line between all season and winter tyres is very blurred. Tyres such as Nokian weatherproof, Goodyear vecotor 4 season G2 give full winters a seriously hard time, infact the nokian in particular is better than some full winter tyres. On the other hand the Conti ts860 winter is a better year-round tyre than some all-season tyres.....
The one that really changed the game was/is the Crossclimate, as it offers 90% or thereabouts the performance of a winter tyre, with 98% the performance of a summer tyre, rather than the conventional bias of around 95% winter/85% summer tyre performance of a traditional all season.
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Apart from the correct size, you must also pay attention to the weight rating of the tyre. This is a numerical value like 91 or 94, followed with a single alphabetical letter which represents the speed rating. https://www.blackcircles.com/helpcen...is-load-rating
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I've an XC60 d5 AWD & have recently had a full set of Michelin Cross Climates fitted which are a top rated all seasons tyre, yes a bit of a compromise but far better than a summer tyre in the winter.
Concur - I put a full set of Cross Climate Plus on the XC70 and I can tell you after close to 3K miles - some in the snow in Germany - great tires..

Expensive, but when it comes to tyres, don't scrimp - might be the difference between managing to avoid an accident or being in one.
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I'm absolutely happy with Uniroyal Rainsport3.
Agree - I've been running them on our C70 and the V70's. Amazing in the rain.
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The only "premium" tyre brand I wouldn't consider are Dunlop. An MOT failure some 8 years ago for my Mondeo ST220, Dunlop MAXX tyres with 5mm tread left on all. All inner sidewalls had cracked.
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The best tyres I can highly recommend are Avon ZX7. They are much more comfortable than previously fitted tyres plus they are superb in the wet. I also believe that my XC60 also steers and handkes much better in all conditions and run very quietly in comparison to others. I also ran these on my previous car a VW Phaeton and they gave excellent life.
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I have a V50 and are fitted with Hankook's on the front and Avon ZV7's on the back. Would have had Hankook all round but the price went up nearly 30 per tyre so fitted the Avon ones. I had Hankook on my Kia Sorento and two sets did 94,000 mls.
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Avon ZV7s are my default tyre - Volvo V70, Kia CEED, Peugeot 307 - based on them being a decent name brand but not expensive, which I've used for some years (since they were ZV5s) and they seem OK, the exception was the Nissan Almera which had Michelins in the end as it didn't feel right on Avons.
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All good points above, but he hasn't said what car he's got - none would be good on a Ferrari.
Also, when clicking his link, my viral detector went berserk with the page repeatedly trying to reload itself, so careful out there...
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