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      12-09-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Nokian WRG2s vs Vredestein wintrac

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      12-10-2010, 04:17 AM   #2
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I would just try and get whatever is available!!!

They are both excellent tyres and get cracking reviews.

I settled with Wintrac's because they were available in the right sizes and at the right price when I wanted a set. Performace is ten times better - they really do instill some confidence which you need when trying to transfer 420bhp through the rear wheels in snow
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      12-10-2010, 08:53 AM   #3
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As per M3-Fast, I got the Wintracs because they cAme in the correct size/ratings. The Nokians get as good a reviews as the Wintracs so either would be a huge improvement over summer rubber.
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      12-10-2010, 10:16 AM   #4
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I've had the Nokians on for about a month now and they get a big thumbs up from me. In the wet they are way way way more grippy than the bridgestone run flats! In all the snow we had the last 2 weeks I haven't got stuck once.
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      12-10-2010, 10:30 AM   #5
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I'd be happy with either (if I could get some!)
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      12-10-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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got my vreds 3 days before the big freeze. Long range weather forecast got things spot on, pity the government agencies are so pathetically inept. Vreds gripping car to the road like shit on Clegg/Cable. Can't recommend them highly enough. Now for some cheap summers now that the big thaw is here....
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      12-10-2010, 12:33 PM   #7
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Nokians here.........

very pleased & better than expected.

I'm certain that I would have been just as pleased with lots of others too. Paid 480 delivered for 4 (225/45/17's) but could have spent nearer 800.

I was going to go for Avon's @ 95 but they were all sold out so 120 was worth it overall compared to other tyres that out performed the Nokians in Auto express test.

Car will probably only cover 3k miles if that, over winter, but it's nice to know the weather won't stop me from going out & should last me at least 5 years so they are already paying for themselves as the summer tyres are tucked away for the next 4 months.

I think that any winter tyre is going to be a vast improvement especially if you have those awful bone shaking 19" run flats


Beer o clock now & then a curry for later.........................
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      12-10-2010, 01:31 PM   #8
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jimmylad,

What rims are you running the winters on?

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      12-10-2010, 07:00 PM   #9
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they are 17" OEM style 157's (not my 1st choice of alloy but there wasn't a lot of choice at the time)

look like these http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349717
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they are 17" OEM style 157's (not my 1st choice of alloy but there wasn't a lot of choice at the time)

look like these http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=349717
Winter wheel and tyre sets are like pensions arent they.....

The optimum time to buy is in the summer when you dont need them
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      12-11-2010, 12:31 PM   #11
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Both awesome tyres mate, get whichever you can get hold of at a decent price as they have sky rocketed.

Bought the vreds myself
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      12-11-2010, 03:43 PM   #12
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http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Nokian/WRG2.htm


some reviews on the nokians
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