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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Also, have a quattro :smug:
    Or remove the wheels and attach skis, and use a high powered turbine to push you along the snow.
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I still don't reckon there's enough snow across the year to justify the cost, not around here anyway - perhaps it's a different story in Wales and Scotland?
    It's not just for snow - they are great when you live in an area where roads are not gritted. We change our tyres in November and back again in late March; I live in England.
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    (Original post by sabinenovikova02)
    -snip- What slogan could I use?
    Fitting new tyres with good winter grips
    Will make you attractive to all of the chicks?

    Tyre adverts based on safety are usually a bit of a bore... perhaps they work better on Women than Men though?

    Here are a couple of old adverts, apparently same year & same tyres
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtkqbu8BDXw

    first advert (male driver) is filmed a bit more like an action movie...
    second advert (female driver) is more matter of fact... though the helicopter shot from 1:12 - 1:18 gave me a bit of a flashback to 'The Shining'
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    It's not just for snow - they are great when you live in an area where roads are not gritted. We change our tyres in November and back again in late March; I live in England.
    My area isn't gritted either, because it's too residential, but I still have no problems driving through the snow and ice?
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    (Original post by IWMTom)
    My area isn't gritted either, because it's too residential, but I still have no problems driving through the snow and ice?
    I live in a village in the countryside - nearest gritted road is about 8 miles away. You need winter tyres when it is -4 on a regular basis.

    I'm an experienced driver and did not bother when I lived near the coast with few frosts.
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    (Original post by Turquaz)
    Well if you have a place to keep them when they are not on and money to swap them every time the season changes then go for it.
    Why do you need to pay to change them? Just get them installed on a cheap set of rims and swap them yourself...
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Also, have a quattro :smug:
    And diff lock, diff lock is a saviour.

    (Original post by IWMTom)
    I still don't reckon there's enough snow across the year to justify the cost, not around here anyway - perhaps it's a different story in Wales and Scotland?
    Winter tyres are probably a must for me, none of the roads near my house are gritted as they're seen as "low priority", and you need the grip to climb the endless hills.
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    (Original post by RoyalSheepy)
    And diff lock, diff lock is a saviour.
    Yeah, no diff lock in a quattro

    But another tip: turn the ABS off when driving on snow.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Yeah, no diff lock in a quattro

    But another tip: turn the ABS off when driving on snow.

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    Meh, could just use the handbrake? (a bit more fun :ninja: )
 
 
 
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