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About to order these winter tyres, thoughts

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With the way our climate is going, winter tyres will be a thing of the past within 20 years.

I'll be having to find a way of stopping the tyres melting up here.  

Down south, well, you'll be long gone.  Toast.

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The MPSS will be super sticky then :)

i am considering a second set of summer tyres but ones with better wet weather performance for the winter and keep the MPSS tyres for April to September. They are simply shocking in the cold/wet icy weather unless you drive like a Honda Jazz driver

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 seems the choice

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I think part of the problem is the ever increasing factory wheel sizes.  When the B5 A4 came out, the maximum wheel size was 16" running 205/55 R16s.  Nowadays you see 2.0 TDi A6 on 20s running 255/35 R20s.  Fecking horrific in the snow!  Tyres like Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric, Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Continental Sport Contact etc have big chunky tread blocks to help cope with the car weight and stop the tyre moving around too much on the tarmac during cornering / braking......... but these are a disadvantage in the snow.  Snow grips snow, but with big tread blocks and the circular 'bands' that all high performance summer tyres seem to have nowadays, snow doesn't stick in them

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No problems doing donuts in any of the 8 4wd Subaru I had. Sometimes I even did it on purpose. :secret:

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