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      01-06-2010, 08:30 AM   #1
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More winter tyre questions (sorry)

If I get winter tyres can I put them onto my existing rims and then in March swap them back. I'm running RFTs and am considering buying winter RFTs. (I won't be persuaded into the non-RFT camp before anyone tries to go there!)

Also, has anyone got any experience of Michelin, Dunlop or Pirelli winter tyres?

Finally, what's the difference between Michelin Primacy Alpin and Michelin Pilot Alpin - both winter tyres, available in my size (225/45/17) and RFT.
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Must resist temptation to tell OP to get non-RFTs...
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If I get winter tyres can I put them onto my existing rims and then in March swap them back. I'm running RFTs and am considering buying winter RFTs. (I won't be persuaded into the non-RFT camp before anyone tries to go there!)

Also, has anyone got any experience of Michelin, Dunlop or Pirelli winter tyres?

Finally, what's the difference between Michelin Primacy Alpin and Michelin Pilot Alpin - both winter tyres, available in my size (225/45/17) and RFT.
The Pilot Alpin is a higher performance tyre than the Primacy and should have a higher speed rating. It will also be a mite more stable at motorway speeds. The Michelin Pilot Alpin is a very good winter tyre, as are the Pirelli W240 Sottozero or the Scorpion Ice & Snow. They're effectively the only options you have in runflat fitment
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