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      12-14-2017, 10:25 AM   #23
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British Tyre Manufacturersí Association
Who are in bed with the manufacturers.
Better than being in a hospital bed.
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      12-14-2017, 10:30 AM   #24
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Better than being in a hospital bed.
Like i said. Never had a car swap ends in tens years. Rather have winters on the front. than none at all.
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      12-14-2017, 10:34 AM   #25
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Who are in bed with the manufacturers.
If you think about it even for just 2 minutes you can work out why driving around with significantly worse grip levels on the back of your car is not a good idea.

Tyre experts recommend even on the same tyres if some are less tread than others its better to have the worse grip on the front as you can feel what the front tyres are doing through the steering wheel but you can't with the rear, so you have the worse possible scenario the way you have your car set up.

As I said previously your insurance is probably invalid as well as you are going against manufacturer recommendations.
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If you think about it even for just 2 minutes you can work out why driving around with significantly worse grip levels on the back of your car is not a good idea.

Tyre experts recommend even on the same tyres if some are less tread than others its better to have the worse grip on the front as you can feel what the front tyres are doing through the steering wheel but you can't with the rear, so you have the worse possible scenario the way you have your car set up.

As I said previously your insurance is probably invalid as well as you are going against manufacturer recommendations.
Surely they should be trying to make winter tyres mandatory. Rather than leave it to such chance?

If we step back a bit. Take a look at the countries that deal with this year in year out..
Truck drivers in these countries. They donít fit chains to all eighteen wheels. Only the driven wheels on the tractor unit.
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I was all ready for taking the Land Rover and come Monday we had cok all snow.
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      12-14-2017, 02:40 PM   #28
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Smugness.

Haven't forked out £1500 on winter wheels.

Still perfectly fine. Stayed at home 1 day in 2017 due to snow.
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Surely they should be trying to make winter tyres mandatory. Rather than leave it to such chance?

If we step back a bit. Take a look at the countries that deal with this year in year out..
Truck drivers in these countries. They donít fit chains to all eighteen wheels. Only the driven wheels on the tractor unit.
You also don't need to fit chains to all 4 wheels of a car. In my Q7 manual it says front only.

I would only ever fit 4 winter tyres to a rear wheel drive car. Power and steering should both have the extra grip.

But, like you, years ago I had a Golf followed by a Passat and only every put winters in the front. Never had a single issue. I accept that in a perfect world you would put all 4 on, but plenty don't and are perfectly ok.
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I've been off the smugness scale after being the only one in Work on Monday, especially after a colleague - just one week ago - was adamant that winter tyres were completely irrelevant and that youy just needed to drive to the conditions.

Today was the first day he could make it in in his Merc
Let me understand. You were smug because you got to work and EVERYONE else had a lay in, maybe a walk to the shop for some bread and bacon, a play in the snow with the kids and possibly sent a few e-mails from their phones to look busy? I think you may have the smugness back to front.
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Smugness?

Sold my winter wheels and tyres on eBay 7 yrs ago
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Let me understand. You were smug because you got to work and EVERYONE else had a lay in, maybe a walk to the shop for some bread and bacon, a play in the snow with the kids and possibly sent a few e-mails from their phones to look busy? I think you may have the smugness back to front.
No, I made it into work and therefore got paid. They didn't.

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No, I made it into work and therefore got paid. They didn't.

Turkey for Christmas!
You only get paid if you actually go in to work?

My god that's barbaric, next thing you will be saying you have clock in and clock out each day.

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