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Lord Muck
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Winter Tyres

Post by Lord Muck » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:32 pm

I've been running winter tyres on my cars for the last 10 years, mainly because we travel in to Czech in the winter and it makes sence especially if we go skiing.

I was wondering if anyone has brought or thought about getting a set of winter wheels and tyres for their Kodiaq. I've seen that they do them as an extra but haven't seen the cost.

I must say I've always been really impressed with the winter tyres on my Toyota and suspect the Kodiaq would be amazing in the snow with them on!
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by MoominPapa » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:00 pm

I'm thinking about winter tyres but on steel rims (cheaper and also more robust against the salt/grit on our UK roads). My Kodiaq is due in early May and once here I'll size up for a set of 19" rims. The extra precaution before I do all this is that I'd have to check out how much my insurer would charge for a modification to the original spec with steel rims. I can't get away with cheaper 17" basic OEM alloys as it would need the speedo etc to be recalibrated each time the wheels are swapped over.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Lord Muck » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:09 pm

With my old cars when I swapped the alloys with summer tyres to steels with winters the insurance companies were not interested... it was only if I upgraded the alloys did they start charging!
I'll have 18 inch alloys but 17 inch steels with larger profile tyres should be ok and not mess with the speedo too much.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Savage » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:50 pm

MoominPapa wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:00 pm
I can't get away with cheaper 17" basic OEM alloys as it would need the speedo etc to be recalibrated each time the wheels are swapped over.
Yes you can use 17's, if you use the correct profile tyres the speedo will not need recalibrating.
On 17's the stock car has 215/65/17 giving a 0.89% speed reading difference, well within margins.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Gizmo68 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:29 am

I'm not away of any VAG 19" steel wheels (or 18")

You may find some 17" steels if you are lucky.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Lord Muck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:17 am

Gizmo68 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:29 am
I'm not away of any VAG 19" steel wheels (or 18")

You may find some 17" steels if you are lucky.
Skoda do a 17" steel with winter tyres as an accessory. They also offer an 18" alloy with winters as an accessory. Not sure about the 19"
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by neilysump » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:20 am

I may have a spare set of 19inch triglavs available for offers come end june - i've ordered 19inch craters to go on mine.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by KodiaqPetrolHead » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:21 am

In my experience wide tyres in winter (particularly in snow) are a hindrance.
Used to have a Series 3 Land Rover on really skinny tyres, that would cut through and go anywhere, towing out flashy new cars on wide low profiles!
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Lord Muck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:35 am

KodiaqPetrolHead wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:21 am
In my experience wide tyres in winter (particularly in snow) are a hindrance.
Used to have a Series 3 Land Rover on really skinny tyres, that would cut through and go anywhere, towing out flashy new cars on wide low profiles!
Yep, I remember my old tatty zafira on 15" wheels with snow tyres sailing up a snowy hill past an X5 who was going no where! :D
I'll either be going with the 17" steels and winter tyres or the 18".
Winters tend to have a wider tread to help self clean and a softer compound to help it grip better in the low temps. They are a vast improvement at 7 deg or below.
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Re: Winter Tyres

Post by Geoff. » Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:56 pm

Lord Muck, why don't you buy them in Czech if you go skiing. They maybe cheaper than the uk and more choice? Winter tyres as your will probably know are mandatory in CZ in the winter.
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