1st drive in the snow

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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by ant@apautomotive » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:29 pm

Yeh we got hit hard here in Telford, we got stuck trying to get into work this morning. and had to wade through 11-12 inches of snow.

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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by duckson » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:02 pm

Cheers guys. Yes was looking at 850P in 225/40 fronts and 235/40 rears on the stock M135i alloys. Tpms from eBay that Marco found for sub £100.
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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by XWV » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:15 pm

Another happy TS850 user here, in my case 225/40 all round on a set of 18x7.5 Riva DTMs that look a lot like Twenny's Dares. No real snow here, but sub-zero temperatures and icy back roads in the mornings have made them feel like a good investment already - you can tell it's slippery underfoot when everyone else slows down.
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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by glen8 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:30 am

Do you need the tpms? or is it something you can do without if ur happy with manually checking (assuming no annoying warning lights on the dash)

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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by duckson » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:31 am

Ordered the TS850P in 225 and 235 last night from Oponeo, tpms from eBay.....only in work till Thursday then finish for Xmas so in no massive rush to get them on as no long journeys planned.
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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by marco_polo » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:47 am

glen8 wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:30 am
Do you need the tpms? or is it something you can do without if ur happy with manually checking (assuming no annoying warning lights on the dash)
You'll get messages & bongs at start-up, them a constant glowing yellow warning light (which is a bit distracting at night).

If you're handy with the coding, you can code it out.
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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by GaryB1972 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:07 pm

Yep we’ve had a few inches and surprisingly the car wasn’t to bad! However my Citigo was much better and much faster in these conditions 🤣🤣


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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by ScoobyChris » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:26 pm

duckson wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:28 pm
Anyone using the Conti TS850P?
I've been tempted to get some for the past couple of months but havent pulled my finger out but with this weather its changed my view! (near Blackburn but although we had snow over the weekend the roads seem ok but icey).
I opted for the TS860's (225/45/17 V-rated IIRC) as they topped lots of the 2017 tests I read. Down in London we only had a couple of inches of snow and then a couple of days of slush and ice but they haven't put a foot wrong and the levels of grip mean the traction control hasn't been kicking in even when being silly with the loud pedal. Very impressed.

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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by SAitken140i » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:09 am

I still have MPSS on and I’ve had 0 issues... Sticking a set of winters on as soon as it hits 7 degrees is a bit over dramatic, considering 35% of the year it’s that temperature My RS3 hasn’t even left the garage this winter and didn’t bother with winters. You guys must just have lead foots


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Re: 1st drive in the snow

Post by invisible » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:24 am

I found myself 200 miles away from my winters, so did the minimally slushy M4 on Sunday evening. It did fine, everything steady, but the transition to useless on summers is abrupt and total. I have 17" steelies and Conti T860s for winters and they are just as the T830s described by Mooeeey. But quite a stable block I found - so such so that come May you're looking forward to MPSS but not desperate. Alpin 5s prompted long range weather searches.

That Sunday journey would have seemed like light rain on those winters.
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