Winter tyres

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Nuclear Nick
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Re: Winter tyres

Post by Nuclear Nick » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:47 pm

Calico wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:32 pm
All helpful thanks.
I see Porsche winter wheels/tyres come with M&S tyres. Does anyone have experience of these, particularly in terms of noise and grip? Or would proper winter tyres be better?
The Porsche M+S tyres are ‘proper’ winter tyres. My 20” Dunlop winters are slightly quieter and softer than the 20” summers. So far, my most recent experience on snow with winters has been in our Yeti. The grip was incredible, no drama, just going and stopping on demand, including on quite steep slopes. Most of the neighbours either left their summer shod cars in the garage, or had to walk home!
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Re: Winter tyres

Post by Toddie » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:53 pm

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Calico wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:32 pm
All helpful thanks.
I see Porsche winter wheels/tyres come with M&S tyres. Does anyone have experience of these, particularly in terms of noise and grip? Or would proper winter tyres be better?
The Porsche M+S tyres are ‘proper’ winter tyres. My 20” Dunlop winters are slightly quieter and softer than the 20” summers. So far, my most recent experience on snow with winters has been in our Yeti. The grip was incredible, no drama, just going and stopping on demand, including on quite steep slopes. Most of the neighbours either left their summer shod cars in the garage, or had to walk home!
No experience yet of my Macan on winter tyres, but had 8 years of running a Skoda Octavia vRS on 17” winter tyres and it was terrific, it would go anywhere never got stuck at all. I once overtook a VW Toerag slipping & sliding all over the road in Otley just drove past & up the hill no drama at all that was in about 9” of fresh snow. On 18” summer tyres in winter it wouldn’t go anywhere!
2017 Macan S, Carrara White Metallic, Agate Grey Leather, 21” 911 Turbo Design wheels.

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Re: Winter tyres

Post by Guy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:22 am

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:47 pm
The Porsche M+S tyres are ‘proper’ winter tyres.

Then they must also have the 3PMSF symbol. Useful to know.

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Re: Winter tyres

Post by 111rdw » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:33 am

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:32 pm
111rdw wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:07 pm
Lived in Germany and Switzerland where winter tyres are normal. All the ones I have ever had were marked M&S (mud and stone) as well as the snowflake symbol, so that shouldn’t worry you. As to more grip etc. It depends how and when you drive. At normal speeds you may never know. However in an emergency your braking distance will be significantly shorter. In snow it will make a big difference. For all the bla bla that rwd cars (bmw, merc) are rubbish in winter it’s a lot to do with tyres. Winter tyres on a bmw will transform the levels of grip. And surprisingly most of my winter tyres have been quieter than the summer. IMHO you put winter tyres on because they will be there on the few occasions you need them. You stop before you hit the car in front rather than in it’s boot.
Good points re braking performance.

It’s Mud and Snow btw ;)
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