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Old 12-18-2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Winter Tyres?

Just had some Winter rubber fitted to my Spark.
Anyone else trying to improve on grip levels this year?
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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Vredestein Snowtracs on mine. At 40 a corner it's silly not to.
Besides the extra grip, the difference in noise levels compared the the Conti Eco 3's is astonishing. They're very quiet. Makes the car sound more expensive
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:37 PM   #3
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Did your Spark come with a jack and wheel nut spanner?
I don't seem to have any in mine.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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No it didn't
Curiously the manual specifically forbids the use of the jack (that they didn't supply) for fitting winter tyres.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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So do you have to use a trolley jack?
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #6
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I would, but I don't have any spare rims so it goes off to the tyre fitters to get them swapped over.
At some point I'll fork out for the jack & spare kit that you can buy as a spare part.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #7
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If my state allowed winter tires (or at least some sort of specialty tire to combat the snow), I'd be all for it. Surprisingly, there's been little to no snowfall in the Midwest this year. I'll take that scenario every time
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:59 AM   #8
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Wearing down of your traction starts way before winter. Normally traction loss begins at about 40 Fahrenheit and anything lower than that can reduce grip quickly. Edmonds added, “At 32 Fahrenheit,in summer days it is found on many high-performance vehicles are so stiff they offer no traction at all.” Winter spares are designed to provide maximum traction in snow, ice, slush and sleet. They have deeper treads and utilize silicone-rubber compound that keeps them pliant and flexible on winter roads. Having outstanding flexibility is necessary when it comes to maneuvering bad weather and tough roads. Having a good one proves to be an invaluable expense to include in your yearly budget. But, instant cash could be promising if you really need a tire replacement or get it fixed.

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Old 03-08-2015, 09:42 AM   #9
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Default Do you really need winter tires?

Today, I was driving up a tight canyon in Colorado with summer tires (Goodyear Eagle F1s). The road was clear of ice, but the outside temperature was in the teens. Do I need to be running winter tires?
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