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post #1 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi im new to the forum just joined today, i just want to say how unimpressed i am with my c max's preforms in snow ive not been able to move my car in over a week as it just slides everwhere this has got to be the worse car ever
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 05:44 PM
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Hi Welcome to the forum!
I agree with the Cmax in the snow - might be because mine runs 18" wheels with 225 wide tyres!Saying that, the (nearly new) Uniroyal RainSport 2's are a big improvement over the Conti Sport Contacts I had last winter.
I've now got a set of 16" Michelin Alpin A4 winter tyre's to fit which will improve things immensely. Luckily I ordered them before the snow came - they have now almost double in price to 970!!!


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post #3 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 06:05 PM
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Well i use 205/55-16 Michelin X-Ice II

I have no problems what so ever here in norway.
We have White and icy roads these days

even the Fish frezze
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 07:43 PM
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N[ice] picture, Jon. Poor bl**dy fish[img]smileys/smiley6.gif[/img].
Lots of snow and ice here for some, but I have seen very little where I am. Just not worth most getting kitted out with snow tires, hence the chaos when we get a cold snap.

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 08:02 PM
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Well this year it seams like the first snow in late october is to stay.
So from late october to late april we have snow and icy roads.

If we dont use snow/ice tires and end up in an accident we dont get a nicle from insurance.

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post #6 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 08:06 PM
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They aren't just 'Snow' tyres, they're designed for anything below 7 deg C (when summer tyres stiffen and loose grip). Stopping distances are far shorter than summer tyres in these circumstances.
JonV, are you using a studded tyre?

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Poor fish... just wanted to have a look at figure skaters))[img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-08-2010, 07:14 PM
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I do not use studs have never used it either and have ever needed it.
Maybe once with my old car tho

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