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      02-28-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Michelin CrossClimate All Season Tyres Snow Day

So, 20+ cm of snow today and temp gauge showing -6C.

Got to work and back with no hassle. Less fortunate people behind me were snarled up in a 2 hour traffic gridlock.
Other cars were being manually pushed up mild inclines by helpful passerbys.

CrossClimate is a summer tyre with moderate winter capability.
It did everything I asked of it. No surprises, no shocks (except perhaps other people seeing a RWD BMW pull away from them).
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      02-28-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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Not surprised. These tyres get very good reviews!
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What are they like in the Summer
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      02-28-2018, 04:59 PM   #4
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What are they like in the Summer
'Very' close to summer tyre performance.. in fact I noticed no real difference between the cross climates and the continental summer tyres I had on before them
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Shame they’re available in so few sizes though!
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Shame they’re available in so few sizes though!
Yeah your ok on the 18" standard M Sport wheels but not the 19s
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Cornering wasn't the best last night on these .. but traction is very good. You just need to be careful on the bends, they're not as good as decent full winter tyres on handling.
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Could you get away with Cross Climates on the rear only
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Could you get away with Cross Climates on the rear only
Ask yourself what would happen under braking, let alone an emergency stop
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Could you get away with Cross Climates on the rear only
Yes for greatly improved traction in the snow .. they will keep you moving in most conditions .. but you will have to drive very slowly and carefully as you would on summer tyres as the handling and breaking wouldn't be anywhere near as good as if you had them on all four corners.

So yes theoretically you could put them on the rear wheels only so you can get around much easier in the snow.. but would I recommend it? No

Note: If you are intending to put winter rated tyres on the rear wheels only, these are the only ones you should since they are based on a summer tyre and have similar characteristics to summer tyres in warm dry weather.
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