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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 09:50 AM

Prendergast Sweedlepipe gives it both barrels at snow drivers, and recounts how he got out and honed his skills whenever things got bad out there…

http://www.aronline....-or-’sno-fun/

 

Blog : ‘Snow joke

 Every year it happens: we have a few flakes of snow, and the country seems to come to a standstill. I’m not sure why it is, but Britain’s infrastructure or its people seem positively incapable of keeping going if there is any extreme of weather – whatever it is…

http://www.aronline....blog-snow-joke/


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#2 Pistonbroke66

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

Southeners are advised not to travel

 

Northerners are advised to put on their big coat

 

:D



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:59 PM

Southeners are advised not to travel

 

Northerners are advised to put on their big coat

 

:D

Yorkshiremen don't even own a big coat. :D



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:53 PM

One of the problems these days are the stupidly wide tyres fitted to modern cars.
My BMW has 275 width rears and 245 width fronts.
I reckon a 225 width would be better. But I also have a Land Rover Discovery with all-terrain tyres and that is what I use in this weather.

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

Run flat tyres with stiff sidewalls also seem to be rubbish in the cold and snow.......



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

Perceived modern styling is very wide tyres with close pattern tread.

Optimum tyres for snow and ice are very narrow tyres with a fairly open tread pattern. 

You couldn't get further apart if you tried.

A Mini in the snow needs a 145 section tyre on a 3.5" or 4.5" rim. 

When I had to do a lot of miles and I had a 3-series BMW I bought a full set of narrow steel wheels and fitted 165/80 x 15 tyres with an M & S tread pattern (Michelin 'Nora' pattern). With some weight in the boot it was OK, but on its original 215 tyres it was useless in the snow.

It is not possible to get optimum contact pressure onto the road with a tyre which is far too wide.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

 

Southeners are advised not to travel

 

Northerners are advised to put on their big coat

 

:D

Yorkshiremen don't even own a big coat. :D

 

 

I'm a yorkshireman but I do have a big coat.......I wear it over me shorts in this weather! :D






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