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      12-02-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Winter Tyres - Has anyone gone too far!

Hello,

I know there are many other threads on the benefits of these and last year I got a set of Avon Ice Tourers, or something like that, and they have been amazing last year and this year in both the snow and frozen conditions.

Quite simply they do what they say on the tin!

Anyway, when I was driving home tonight, deep snow, -10deg, up and down gradients I wondered if anyone has got too cocky and exceeded their winter tyres limits, there must be a point where they give up?

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Here is a quick pic, snow up to the sills and I still managed to just drive away!
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Hello,

I know there are many other threads on the benefits of these and last year I got a set of Avon Ice Tourers, or something like that, and they have been amazing last year and this year in both the snow and frozen conditions.

Quite simply they do what they say on the tin!

Anyway, when I was driving home tonight, deep snow, -10deg, up and down gradients I wondered if anyone has got too cocky and exceeded their winter tyres limits, there must be a point where they give up?

Stu.
Not found it yet. I did approach a sharp bend at a speed which I thought may be pushing it and it started to understeer but I just backed off the power and it came back in line and went round the corner, bloody amazing. And it's Avon Ice Tourers I have fitted
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Not found it yet. I did approach a sharp bend at a speed which I thought may be pushing it and it started to understeer but I just backed off the power and it came back in line and went round the corner, bloody amazing. And it's Avon Ice Tourers I have fitted

They any good Les?
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They any good Les?
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They any good Les?
Ummmmmm let me think, YES
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Hah I was able to confuse the car into a nice 4 wheel drift without engaging TCS at all, but only briefly. And I did it on purpose.

Really i've been invincible so far. People in the office are bordering on the jealous. They all keep having discussions about how difficult their drive's in have been.. And I just reply "Was OK for me... " hehe
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I'm sure some folks get over confident with snows and when they try to turn or stop on black ice they end up crashing.

In the U.S. what we see daily are folks in SUVs without snow tires who think because they have AWD and NO-season tires, they are invincible. Every storm you see these people in the ditch and smashed up because they have no clue that NO season tires are for NO season not for snow and ice and that AWD doesn't change the laws of physics.
Oh dear, I think someone on here may wish to differ.
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Oh dear, I think someone on here may wish to differ.
Slightly provocative

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Oh dear, I think someone on here may wish to differ.
Does that negate the almost anonymous PM you sent me then.

Life's too short mate. Maybe time to move on.

Drive safe and fingers crossed your car will be reliable.
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What the hell are any of you on about.

Keep it in PM guys, or share it with all of us
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What the hell are any of you on about.

Keep it in PM guys, or share it with all of us
+1 ?????? come on share
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