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      12-14-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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How many winter tyre threads

Sick of hearing winter tyres, if I need winter tyres I use my Berlingo van and keep all that salt shit of my E90
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Same here - except substitute a Berlingo for a Land Rover Defender 110!
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At least 15?
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I suspect there may be a few more looking at the impending weather.

By the way if anyone knows where there are some winter tyres without being reamed on price please get in touch. Been shopping around for six weeks or so now and no joy apart from some for the other half's civic and that was only for the front!

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if I need winter tyres I use my Berlingo van and keep all that salt shit of my E90
Good for you.

Thanks for starting another one
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I suspect there may be a few more looking at the impending weather.

By the way if anyone knows where there are some winter tyres without being reamed on price please get in touch. Been shopping around for six weeks or so now and no joy apart from some for the other half's civic and that was only for the front!

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Keep plugging 225 40 18 winter into ebay (or whetever your size is) They do come up but go quickly.
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Sick of hearing winter tyres

I take it logical thought processes were never your strong point?

Oh look, another winter tyre thread.

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I hate my winter tyres, it means I can always get into work when it snows. I miss staying at home and twidling my thumbs.....(yeah right, working over VPN)

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Sick of hearing winter tyres, if I need winter tyres I use my Berlingo van and keep all that salt shit of my E90
very valid point - i use my 206 van with hankook super skinny tyres... works a peach in the snow whilst the 335d keeps warm in the garage...!!!

working in norfolk is no fun at the best of times, let alone this time of year !!!

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I take it logical thought processes were never your strong point?

Oh look, another winter tyre thread.

I'm really bored of winter tyre threads as well.

So I am off to start another one.
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Imagine winter tyres on a berlingo or a defender though

awesome

LOL!
I should imagine that everyone on the Berlingo forum is f*cked off with winter tyre threads as well..
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Trouble is that it's all the guys without winter tyres stuck at home posting about them.
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Keep plugging 225 40 18 winter into ebay (or whetever your size is) They do come up but go quickly.
Cheers Eddie, that is how I came across the brand new michelin alipns for 110 fitted on the other half's car, although they only had two. Currently looking for 225 45 17 for my BM and was thinking of gettng a part worn set if I could get them at the right price and then get some fresh rubber for the back.

One benefit of working from home most of the time is that I am not desperate for them at the moment.
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for info i am running vreds extreme wintrac for the first time. excellent grip with these. Went for 245/40/18's on the rear as oposed to the std 255/35/18's.
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Imagine winter tyres on a berlingo or a defender though

awesome

LOL!
Mine are M&S (mud and snow) tyres.

So ner.

RWD BMW + driving in snow = using a spoon to saw wood. Even if you serrate the edge of the spoon, it still won't work.
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Mine are M&S (mud and snow) tyres.

So ner.

RWD BMW + driving in snow = using a spoon to saw wood. Even if you serrate the edge of the spoon, it still won't work.
I've corrected your equation and added a new one:

RWD BMW + sumer tyres + living in the middle of nowhere + driving in snow = using a spoon to saw wood. Even if you serrate the edge of the spoon (winter tyres), it still won't work

RWD BMW + winter tyres + living somewhere sensible + driving in snow = using a wood saw to saw wood (with a certain degree of smugness carried over)
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Surrey isn't proper London or proper Countryside.

So it's not "proper."

Oh and I'm closer to a city than you (albeit a little city)
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I guess my angle is that while we have a "proper" snow vehicle, why spend 500+++ on Winter tyres that may only be useful for a few weeks?

Increased insurance, poorer road manners in non snow, etc.

I'd rather not risk our BM - in fact now the snow/ice has gone (not for long) I've been REALLY appreciating driving the Bimmer after a few weeks of Landy only driving.

The Landy is brilliant but it's very slow, very noisy and has the turning circle of an oil tanker. Best in smallish doses.
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I'd rather not risk our BM - in fact now the snow/ice has gone (not for long) I've been REALLY appreciating driving the Bimmer after a few weeks of Landy only driving.
But the point being, you'd be appreciating the bimmer a lot more between Nov and March with winter tyres on.

My Conti sport 3's are like greased-granite this time of year, best place for them is in the shed.

More so if you live in a very rural area (as from the Landy requirement, you must do) as greasy, near frozen, mud & cow shit covered back lanes are truly lethal in slick summers - even in summer - let alone winter!
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The Landy is brilliant but it's very slow, very noisy and has the turning circle of an oil tanker. Best in smallish doses.

Why did you get a Landrover Defender, not a Disco or Toyota or Mitsubishi etc etc 4WD?
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Why did you get a Landrover Defender, not a Disco or Toyota or Mitsubishi etc etc 4WD?
Because, apart from the above minor compromises, it's utterly brilliant.

We have the BM so don't need luxurious comfort in a 4x4. Discos weigh 2.8 tonnes and I don't like them much, Toyota's LC is too big and a bit pikey, even more so with the RAV4 and Mitsubishi 4x4s are quite simply cr4p.

Defenders get under your skin; they make you smile, they go literally anywhere, they have hose down interiors, pedals designed for wellies and get more positive comments than anything I've ever driven. Plus I would not have got out of an icy field in anything else two weeks ago.

We have two completely "opposite" vehicles that between them cover pretty much all bases. Soft-roaders are for those that want to pose or can only have one vehicle.
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I personally didn't pay premium price for the 'ultimate driving machine' to have it sat in the garage when a little bit of the white stuff falls on our lands..Winter tyres + rear wheel drive = loads of fun...pass it on.
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