Michelin PA4 winter tyres

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    andy-k
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    I have bitten the bullet and ordered a set of 19 inch PA4’s. Waited a month for my dealer to quote me for the sparkle silver 18’s with winter tyres, but seems they can’t send a quote by email. Hey ho, i’ve given the money to a tyre company that I trust. Anyone used these tyres? Same presssures or a touch softer ? Please advise



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    elliot
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    Weathers getting rather crappy up in rural North Yorkshire. So I ordered a set of PA4’s, will see how they perform.

    Got a cracking deal from the boss, Ian Brown Tyres Ltd. He looks after his staff 🙂

     



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    coastliner
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    What wheels are you fitting them to?



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    elliot
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    Forged 19 inch as fitted when new

     



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    tonys
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    Are winter tyres really necessary for everyone? My car is used as a second car and always garaged when not in use. It covers around 4,500 normal road miles/year and has the OEM tyres. For Ford to state in the owners manual that the OEM tryes are not recommended for use below 7 degC just seems ridiculous. I won’t be changing mine. Comments anyone.

    #106269
    9designs
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    Do you take it out in the ice and snow ?



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    71-bda
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    Tonys.. ‘oop north’ in the winter its like….

    so winter tyres deffo.

    doon south in the winter, (middle of January)its like….

    so Kumho semi slick super softs with 3mm of tread are de-rigueur!!



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    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit?

     

    #106281
    elliot
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    Mines a daily and was not too good in the snow/slush last year. So for me, yes. Another week before delivery though to get them at cost.



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    tonys
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    @9designs – Wouldn’t dream of it generally unless it was totally unavoidable of course.

    @71-bda – Yes I suppose we are relatively lucky weather wise here in the South therefore I assume you’re not a fan either bda for using winter tyres.

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    777ham
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    Must admit my PA4s have  been on for weeks now and due to the mild weather i haven’t felt the full benefits yet. Car still feels good to drive and push a little as well. I think next year if finances allow, i will get the winter tyres fitted to a second set of wheels so that i can swap them at short notice.

    As i use the car everyday i’m still happy to have them on as i’m sure the weather will turn colder at the end of the year and into 2019.

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    Alloy
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    What was the outcome of the winter tires did anyone get to experience the benefit of having them on?

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    coastliner
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    @alloy

    I have a set on a second set of wheels and tyres, they are not Pirelli they are Davanti. Although my car is not a daily I do use it through the winter. I drove on snow covered roads with the winter tyres and there is a massive difference. The car is sure footed and able to maintain safe speeds with other traffic being left in your mirror. One example I can give was a dual carriageway near Hull was snow covered, the unused offside lane was completely snow covered, traffic was travelling very slow as they do on the nearside lane. I was able to drive with complete confidence in the offside lane and was able to make good progress and with a lot of confidence. If you don’t use your car in the snow I wouldn’t bother, but if you do it transforms the cars ability.



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    Alloy
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    Thanks for the feed back Coastliner. I will have a think about this.

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    Ukjon
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    Am same as Coastliner.

    1. Daily temp in winter does not usually exceed 7 degrees. So at this temperature point non winter tyres are no longer performing at their best.

    2. The AWD system is only as good as the rubber it rotates. Therefore in winter (snow/ice/even rain –  if you are running non winter tyres then you are not getting the full benefit of the AWD system.

    3. Winter tyres below 7 degrees should stop you in a shorter distance and disperse more water.

    4. By rotating your winter/summer tyres, your PS4’s last longer👍

    Regards

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    Alloy
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    Good feed back UKJON.

    I will get a set fitted for sure in the next couple of weeks as my current set of tires are getting low on the front / rear still good.

    Next year i’ll get a spare set of wheels for the season change over.

    Watched a couple of you tube videos and they do what it says on the tin – shorter breaking distance – and better control in the various conditions of the winter months regardless of 1cm of snow or 1ft of snow and ice.

    Bring on the Harsh Winter we never really get…………..

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