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Old 28th November 2023, 03:39 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, 05:02 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, 05:10 PM
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Fitted mine a few weeks ago, before my latest hospital stay…..
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Old 28th November 2023, 06:23 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, 06:31 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, 07:09 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, 09:36 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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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. AgateGrey/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, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Old 30th November 2023, 12:38 PM
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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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