Sorry soft southern boy here. Will stay on normal tyres all year. If it is snowy my wife doesn't drive anyway so have a little FWD mini with narrow tyres to play with.
Pirelli winter tyres are very good if maybe a little noisy. Recent tests don't put them right at the top of the pile but they usually come out fairly well, if a little weak in wet and snow compared to the very best. However, one should have no problems with them.Today got 4 Pirelli winter tyres for my Jag.
Let me know if you have experience with these tyres and what should I expect.
You are right in everything you say.Plus in geographies where we only get a few days of real snow/ice, studded tyres are generally illegal (and the studs won't last long on tarmac anyway). The tyres we get tend to be allrounders and have to be able to cope with everything from ice to motorway trips at high speed when the weather is good. As long as you are sensible, any decent winter tyre will definitely help you through the cold months.
That sounds really cool. Hadn't heard of that to be honest but makes a lot of sense.... studs are kind of spring loaded titanium, very hi-tec ...
No the only reason you done need the 380bhp V6 is because you have the 525bhp V8 :mrgreen:You are right in everything you say.
Just pointing out that the studs we use here, are also different than the ones in the warmer world. They are kind of spring loaded titanium, very hi-tec...
Speedlimits are also lowered during winter times to 50mph max in here. And thats why I dont need the 380bhp V6... ;-)
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: You are a crazy man... ;-)No the only reason you done need the 380bhp V6 is because you have the 525bhp V8
Looks like your tires are STUDDED which makes all the difference. NotHere att the northpole the idea of the winter tyres is a bit different than in the rest of the world, but as I drive more than half of the year with them, I thought I may still participate:
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With the experience of one milloin kilometers and trying several tyre brands I have come to the conclusion that the only tyre I will drive with is Michelin, and thats it... Jaguar puts Continentals in here as a standard, but I thanked no.
Winter tyres, Nokian is number one when it comes to traction generally, no matter what surface, Ice, snow, wet, dry...
After (way after) Nokian; Continental, Goodyear, Michelin - but still all excellent brands.
When I choose the tyres the most important thing I look at is how they stop ON ICE when I push the brake pedal. Everything else is secondary.
Best thing with Michelins is how they behave when they get worn and older. Michelins always stops well on ice, even when old. Therefore Michelin.
Just my oppinion though...