Winter Tyre Recommendation?

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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by Ian_C » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:22 pm

Well yes unfortunately if you are still stuck in Park! Have a Google, I'm not an owner, but I recall reading / seeing about it on air Audis.
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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by 801 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:29 pm

manual does not raise any alarms so i hope i have not just f'd the car!

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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by 801 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:30 pm

no longer stuck in P, although it didn't make a good noise when I did get it into gear. the sort of clunk that makes you go 'ooooo'.

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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by 801 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:31 pm

drives and sounds fantastic now has to be said so i hope no damage done.

really should rtfm!!!

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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by Covkiller » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:38 pm

I have never felt the need to fit winter tyres in the UK. Winter tyres limit handling and speed. Not for me :thumbsdown:
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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by 801 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:41 pm

unfortunately they are de rigueur in the country i will be driving. s'no choice.

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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by Covkiller » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:48 pm

Ah so it's the law then, I understand :thumbs:
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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by Fliptop » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:12 pm

Covkiller wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:38 pm
I have never felt the need to fit winter tyres in the UK. Winter tyres limit handling and speed. Not for me :thumbsdown:
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Re: Winter Tyre Recommendation?

Post by 801 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:21 pm

I may be selling my set of winter tyres and rims soon... Barely used Michelin's on S6 19" rims. Either that or they will be going with the car as a spare set.

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