4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

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4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby Horse » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:48 pm

My own views. For better or worse :)

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Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby akirk » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:52 pm

awesome film - thank you...
similarities with a range rover: tall skinny wheels and good ground clearance
however they did cheat slightly by putting planks across one ditch, and dynamiting some peat to make the journey smoother :) but well done them!

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Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby Matt1962 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:17 pm

Reminds me of a journey up a Welsh mountain pass mid 1990's. We were in my old Granada and friends were in a big Alfa (164?). Both cars were really struggling. Not so the old lady in the Morris Minor, who happily went past us with no problems whatsoever.

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Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby fungus » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:41 pm

Matt1962 wrote:Reminds me of a journey up a Welsh mountain pass mid 1990's. We were in my old Granada and friends were in a big Alfa (164?). Both cars were really struggling. Not so the old lady in the Morris Minor, who happily went past us with no problems whatsoever.


Yes, I remember my old Morris Minor fitted with skinny cross ply tyres didn't seem to have trouble in the snow, unlike my Seat Ibiza on 205/45 16s which didn't like it at all.

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Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby Jonquirk » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:52 pm

I find that having skinny 155/80-13 winter tyres on my Yaris does an excellent job of keeping snow away.

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Re: 4x4, winter tyres, ESC . . . who needs it? - video

Postby sussex2 » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:26 pm

Best standard car I've owned for driving in snow a Citroen 2cv and perhaps one of the original Renault 5's.
I've never cared for this fashion of increasingly corpulent tyres and Tonka Toy sized wheels; don't get me started on run-flat or those that look flat.
What I've noticed by and large is that these fashions are more prevalent in the UK than in the rest of Europe; this is peculiar as we have some of the most potholed and poor surfaced roads (understandable given the concentration of traffic).
I wonder if it is because we generally get less snow than other areas where practicality is a greater need than appearance.


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