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Winter Is Coming (Tyre Content!)

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Tyre-tech moves pretty fast, and it seems that there are very few current reviews for winter tyres for lightweight high-powered RWD cars.

So as the UK winter approaches I thought I'd ask for folks thoughts on whats currently available.  Any stand-out performers? 

 

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His next review is going to be about dedicated winter tyres, I think. 

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https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/long-term-tests/lotus-evora-long-term-test-winter-tyres/

I'll be fitting the same tyres to my car shortly to see me through the winter.

@Stuart Monument is actually selling some at a very good price currently -> https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/yokohama-winter-tyres-brand-new-official-lotus-tyres/

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that Evora is awesome......gotta be the best one out there......:thumbup:

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4 hours ago, Bibs said:

https://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/long-term-tests/lotus-evora-long-term-test-winter-tyres/

I'll be fitting the same tyres to my car shortly to see me through the winter.

@Stuart Monument is actually selling some at a very good price currently -> https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/yokohama-winter-tyres-brand-new-official-lotus-tyres/

How many years ago was your test though, eh? ;)

The OP seems to be looking for the most recent ‘tech’.

 

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Cheers for the heads-up regarding the tyre sale @Bibs.  Unfortunately I would need 19/20" tyres.  Thanks also for the link to your tyre test - good reading, but as @Bravo73 says, I'm looking for more current reviews. 

Seems there's not a great deal of choice out there in the Lotus recommended Winter-Tyre sizes of 225/35 R19 and 255/35 R20.  The Yoko's they recommend are also discontinued.

I'm now wondering if Winter-Tyres might be overkill as we probably only see a handful of days a year where a full-on Winter-Tyre would be essential.  Perhaps, I'll just get a set of premium All-Season tyres and study the weather forecasts a little more closely before picking up the Lotus keys.  It's just those damn (very few!) days when the forecast suggests it will be clear, so you take the car to work...and then it drops a few inches of the white stuff just before it's time to head for home!  

 

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If I was to put winters in the Evora (and I almost certainly won’t - despite MPSS being horrible in colder temps) i’d throw a set of Vredstein WintracS on.

oem size 235/35 fronts at £150 each in Camskill. 275/30 rears are £200. (Other sellers are available)

Never seen a bad review of them - which is why I recently ordered a set for Mrs mik’s f-pace. Currently in the shed for a few more weeks....

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2 hours ago, SH said:

Cheers for the heads-up regarding the tyre sale @Bibs.  Unfortunately I would need 19/20" tyres.  Thanks also for the link to your tyre test - good reading, but as @Bravo73 says, I'm looking for more current reviews. 

Seems there's not a great deal of choice out there in the Lotus recommended Winter-Tyre sizes of 225/35 R19 and 255/35 R20.  The Yoko's they recommend are also discontinued.

I'm now wondering if Winter-Tyres might be overkill as we probably only see a handful of days a year where a full-on Winter-Tyre would be essential.  Perhaps, I'll just get a set of premium All-Season tyres and study the weather forecasts a little more closely before picking up the Lotus keys.  It's just those damn (very few!) days when the forecast suggests it will be clear, so you take the car to work...and then it drops a few inches of the white stuff just before it's time to head for home!  

 

It's the ambient temperature that drives what a winter tyre 'really is' - below 7 degrees your normal tyre does not perform as well, the compound just does not provide as much grip and you'll get increased wear as a result...Factor in their better water dispersion / resistance to aqua planing and improved 'snow grip'

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