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Jack russel
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Cross climate tyres

Post by Jack russel » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:28 pm

Having trawled all the tyre websites (and now looked at the forum) i have realised that there are no front Cross climate tyres for my XE sport with 19 in wheels, anybody heard of any of the tyre companies producing in the near future


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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by mistral_blue » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:19 pm

Yeah it's a pain, I'd love X-climates on mine too - got a separate set of winters and wheels in the end...
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm

For winter use higher profile tyres are better anyway - have you thought about getting some 17" wheels and matching cross climate tyres?
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by mistral_blue » Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:55 pm

I did, but I've got 19" 'Venom's on at at the moment which match the car well, with the winters on 19" silver 'Star' alloys, 17s are a bit small for my liking just to get crossclimates all year round, although they would be a lot more comfortable on the roads I drive! It's a PITA having to change them over, but on the bright side I get two difference looks depending which ones I have on :lol: I'm hoping one day Michelin will do the decent thing and make both front and rear in 19" size!
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by 147daytona » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 pm

KevinInSuffolkUK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm
For winter use higher profile tyres are better anyway - have you thought about getting some 17" wheels and matching cross climate tyres?
17's??? :o Nooooo :lol:
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by KevinInSuffolkUK » Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm

147daytona wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 pm
KevinInSuffolkUK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm
For winter use higher profile tyres are better anyway - have you thought about getting some 17" wheels and matching cross climate tyres?
17's??? :o Nooooo :lol:
Regardless of whether you dislike the look, judge the evidence :-
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/The-differences-between-17-18-and-19-inch-tyres.htm

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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by Gojira » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:29 pm

Will a set of 17s fit on the V6 - as I understand it they have the 350mm front brakes?
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by mistral_blue » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:33 pm

Gojira wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Will a set of 17s fit on the V6 - as I understand it they have the 350mm front brakes?
Excellent point, Sir! :lol:
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by Hillmangt » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:16 pm

Wide low profile tyres in snow do not perform as well as narrower tyres with a high profile. Thinner tyres cut through the snow to grip the road whereas snow collects under wide tyres as a wedge ultimately stopping forward motion. The higher profile also stops the wheels becoming clogged with snow.
One of the best cars in snow is the 2CV because of the wheel design.
I’m from north of the border and have had lots of experience in the damn stuff.
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Re: Cross climate tyres

Post by 147daytona » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:13 pm

KevinInSuffolkUK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:43 pm
147daytona wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:26 pm
KevinInSuffolkUK wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm
For winter use higher profile tyres are better anyway - have you thought about getting some 17" wheels and matching cross climate tyres?
17's??? :o Nooooo :lol:
Regardless of whether you dislike the look, judge the evidence :-
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/The-differences-between-17-18-and-19-inch-tyres.htm

😮
Nothing there about driving in snow but luckily, as you know Kevin, we don't get much snow in Suffolk so don't have to worry too much about the pros and cons of different wheel sizes but even so, a 225/17 is the same width as a 225/19 so would have the same footprint in the snow.
Reducing the width of a tyre would make more of a difference than reducing the diameter.
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