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Old 28th November 2023, 02:39 PM
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Anyone else putting on their winter boots? Swapped over from summer FE 20s to my 18" winter wheels and tyres this morning.
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Old 28th November 2023, 04:02 PM
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I have 67db bf Goodrich all seasons wich will get tested soon in proper winter conditions on a trip to Poland.
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Old 28th November 2023, 04:10 PM
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Fitted mine a few weeks ago, before my latest hospital stay…..
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Old 28th November 2023, 05:23 PM
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I'll probably swap onto my darker finish 20" 9 spokes, which have PA4s, as much to protect/extend the life of my FE summer rims and PS4s, as I don't think the summer compound likes the cold weather
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Old 28th November 2023, 05:31 PM
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Haven't taken mine off, D2 has been laid up all year with one issue after another.

The BMW will likely get its winters on this weekend
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Old 29th November 2023, 06:09 AM
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Anyone else putting on their winter boots? Swapped over from summer FE 20s to my 18" winter wheels and tyres this morning.

2 weeks ago on both cars. A bit late this year as it was quite warm for longer, usually do it in October.
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Old 29th November 2023, 08:36 AM
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usually do it in October.
I discussed that with my tyre man. I've had winter wheels/tyres for a long time and it used to be October but slowly drifted back. Now it's usually early December; there were just several factors that made this week more convenient than either of the next two.
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Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. Agate Grey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, Tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
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Old 30th November 2023, 11:38 AM
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Mine went to the mechanics with the winters on & returned 2 weeks ago with the winters on. In between it came out for the Vorsprung International meet & for a day when my Skoda had it's MOT...the only miles the Summer wheels saw this year. Bridgestone Blizzack's on the Avus wheels for winter. They've been excellent.
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Old 21st April 2024, 11:58 AM
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I used to put the summers back on around Easter, but haven't yet as the weather has been so rubbish. Went out yesterday for a run and it was only 10C during the day!
It's booked in to be on display on the track at the 100th Goodwood Breakfast Club meet in 2 weeks time and the winters might still be on then. Very early start so might even be frosty.

I'll try to make an effort for the June meet though and get the twenties back on.

Had to fill up too yesterday and cruised into our local Tesco. Big signs saying no unleaded and half the diesel pumps were covered up too. Plenty of Momentum though so drove straight up to a pump and extracted over £100 of dinosaur juice from it. Other cars were turning up, looking at the options and driving off again, obviously not desperate as Momentum is only about 7% more expensive and they'll probably spend that driving to the next nearest petrol station which is some distance!
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!) Oh, and a brand new engine at just under 30,000 miles on the factory one!
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. Agate Grey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, Tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon. Added Auto-dim mirror, Leather seats, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
And before that a lot of Rover 800s, a few oddities, a lovely Triumph Dolomite 1850HL with Overdrive and way back in my schooldays an Austin Seven aka Mini 850!
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Winter tyre and wheels still on. The air temperature has frequently been below 7deg lately - certainly in the mornings and has only just risen to 10-14deg for the daytime! ill be keeping them on for a few weeks more as ill be getting the summer wheels refurbed in May before the meet. Might as well get some mileage out of the Nokiams as the last MoT 2 weeks ago picked up some cracking around the edge of the tread which i had been monitoring this season. They have plenty of tread left but are getting to around 10 years old.
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