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post #1 of 44 Old 10-17-2015, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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My motor trade days are over and these days I drive express passenger trains. It means that I have to get out of the hills of Derbyshire regardless of what the weather does (within reason of course). For that reason I set out to have a set of winter wheels and tyres. The original 18 inch wheels are available but apart form being expensive, I simply could not find any suitable winter tyres to maintain the rolling radius. I opted for the 16 inch wheels which allow a good choice of tyres and it also gets the rims up away from any kerb that might be hidden under the snow.

These are the rims from Burrows Sheffield at 85 ($135) each;





The size details in case anyone wants to source their own wheels are written on the inside of the spokes;




I had originally intended to use Toyo Snowprox S943s but there is a long wait back order on them so the supplier offered me Yokohama V905s instead at 75 ($110). They were ordered online and fitted locally by one of the nationals. The fitter was very careful with the new rims and they were inflated with Nitrogen at no extra cost;



.......and transported back to the anchorgarage;





You can see the “blue earth” markings and the “winter mountain” symbol;



http://www.yokohama-online.com/Sustainability/BluEarth


.....and this shows the special winter tread;



The wheels are currently being waxed up and cleaned and will be fitted around the end of the month at which time I will post up some more photos.

Winter tyres are not a gimmick. They are made from special rubber and have a special tread pattern. For anyone that thinks having an AWD negates the need for them, just have a little look at this;

https://youtu.be/mfuE00qdhLA

Currently CX5 SportNav 2.2 diesel automatic and AWD.
Formerly CX3 SportNav 1.5 diesel automatic and AWD.

All advice is given in good spirit and taken entirely at the readers own risk. WORK SAFELY. 2018 anchorman

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Nice! those will look sharp.
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That youtube link and test is quite interesting.

I always use winter tyres on my cars. This year my new CX-3 will be fitted also with 16" Michelin Alpine5.
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That youtube link and test is quite interesting.

I always use winter tyres on my cars. This year my new CX-3 will be fitted also with 16" Michelin Alpine5.
I don't know why I should get exited about tyres but those are superb and the rims are the nicest I've seen. I would have bought those without doubt if I could have found them here.

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I don't know why I should get exited about tyres but those are superb and the rims are the nicest I've seen. I would have bought those without doubt if I could have found them here.
Thanks - i like the little darker color compared to "normal" alloy rims.

I had something similar on my Mazda6 when that was around!
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Thanks - i like the little darker color compared to "normal" alloy rims. B

I had something similar on my Mazda6 when that was around!
Another beautiful motor. Mazda really have some nice vehicles. I wonder what the new CX5 will look like.

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Cool youtube video Anchorman, I wonder why they didn't also test all-season tires. Those come standard on most (if not all) cars here in the US, maybe they're not popular in UK? Obviously I wouldn't expect summer tires to do well at all in snow, all wheel drive or not lol.
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Cool youtube video Anchorman, I wonder why they didn't also test all-season tires. Those come standard on most (if not all) cars here in the US, maybe they're not popular in UK? Obviously I wouldn't expect summer tires to do well at all in snow, all wheel drive or not lol.
The standard tyre here is rated M+S. We term none winter tyres as summer tyres. I suppose the terminology is wrong.

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Nice setup!

Are they like some winter tires out there that create a lot of sound or are they quiet, like what you'd get out of all season and summer tires?
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The standard tyre here is rated M+S. We term none winter tyres as summer tyres. I suppose the terminology is wrong.
I see, it appears M+S is in fact all-season here. We have summer, all-season, and winter.
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