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4x4 vs winter

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23 Jan 2019 07:51 #201482 by Lambert
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Not Jimny specific but everyone needs to see this.


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23 Jan 2019 08:05 #201484 by Gadget
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That's a great video. Would have liked to see him also compare a 4x4 on winter tyres to see if it provides any real world benefit over 2wd on the same tyres.

Would also be interested to see how a car with non-winter but 3 peaks marked AT tyres compares.

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23 Jan 2019 08:06 #201485 by adrianr
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Have seen that before - great video.

I've used winter tyres for several years on my other cars - unless the snow is so deep that it can beach the car, a 2wd car with winter tyres makes a lot of snow a non-event.

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23 Jan 2019 08:20 #201486 by Lambert
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My bfg urban terrain are 3 peak mountain snowflake road bias all seasons and on the couple of occasions when the snow was touching the diffs engaging 4x4 has been enough to maintain progress. I have to trust that proper winter tyres are even more capable.

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23 Jan 2019 08:25 #201488 by Daz3031
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Gadget wrote: That's a great video. Would have liked to see him also compare a 4x4 on winter tyres to see if it provides any real world benefit over 2wd on the same tyres.

Would also be interested to see how a car with non-winter but 3 peaks marked AT tyres compares.




That's an old video that shows 2wd and 4wd on both summer and winter tyres.
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23 Jan 2019 17:29 #201519 by helijohn
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Lambert wrote: My bfg urban terrain are 3 peak mountain snowflake road bias all seasons and on the couple of occasions when the snow was touching the diffs engaging 4x4 has been enough to maintain progress. I have to trust that proper winter tyres are even more capable.

Who uses summer tyres anyway???:silly:

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23 Jan 2019 17:50 #201523 by Lambert
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Generally speaking i suspect many many people do. I think that if winter tyres were to be mandated between say November and May so much money could be saved by drastically reduced road salting.

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23 Jan 2019 18:02 #201528 by jackonlyjack
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I have used winter tyres over the last 10 years on FWD cars
All types tried and can say the winter retreads work the best
running winter avons at the minute
My jimny is on bfg km2 and are classed as summer tyres

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23 Jan 2019 18:14 #201529 by TaterTot
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Lambert wrote: Generally speaking i suspect many many people do. I think that if winter tyres were to be mandated between say November and May so much money could be saved by drastically reduced road salting.


You would think, but nonono. Some areas treat snow like it's something that needs to die. Salty salty roads, even in Scandinavia.

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23 Jan 2019 18:15 - 23 Jan 2019 18:17 #201530 by adrianr
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I also use winter tyres on my FWD car. Having started using them 4 odd years back I would not be without them. Makes a huge difference. That said, this time I bought some nice Fox Alloys that had a little-used set of Vredstein Quatrac 4 seasons that seem plenty grippy as well.
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23 Jan 2019 18:32 #201533 by Max Headroom
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Would be nice to see those tests taken a step further to compare all of them with "All Season tyres"


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23 Jan 2019 19:07 #201539 by Bill Portland
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Where do mud and snow (M+S) tyres come into the scheme of things? My wife's Peugeot 2008 comes with them, and some kind of 4-setting electrickery for the front wheel drive.

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