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#473896 - 24/09/17 08:08 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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It's a good time of the year for taking pictures, in fact, I probably use my phone more for pictures than calls.
One concern I do have with this car, I nipped out of a junction yesterday at a swift but smooth pace and the rears were chirping on a good dry surface. This doesn't bode well for wet or icy conditions.

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#473900 - 24/09/17 08:27 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Stunning & moody photo, Ewn..! Looks very sexy sitting there..

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#473912 - 24/09/17 10:09 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
at a swift but smooth pace and the rears were chirping on a good dry surface. This doesn't bode well for wet or icy conditions.

I invested in a set of Nokian WR A4 winter tyres. I also got a new set of wheels for them but you could just swap tyres over. I am pleased with the Nokians. Could not get any sense out of Ford or dealers regarding calibration of pressure sensors so got tyre supplier ( Tyre Devotion ) to supply & fit.

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#473914 - 24/09/17 10:18 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Originally Posted By ewn
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One concern I do have with this car, I nipped out of a junction yesterday at a swift but smooth pace and the rears were chirping on a good dry surface. This doesn't bode well for wet or icy conditions.


Sounds like the Plus 8......"interesting" on a cold wet road!

Also one of the reasons we got the AMG rather than the Mustang, the AMG us 4WD and so far I've not got the back end to move sideways...
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#473918 - 24/09/17 10:43 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Winter tyres, or all season, are a good idea, they're on the Subaru and the VW and make a huge difference. I don't feel you miss that much warm weather grip to bother changing them back on those cars, I just leave them on all year round.
It's not really a big problem, if the weather is rubbish, we use the VW anyway.

I've used the Ferrari in icy, wet conditions before and it's fine, but the margin for error is greatly reduced, somebody else's stupidity isn't so easily avoided.

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#473923 - 24/09/17 11:20 AM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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I have some doubts about Nokian. They had a scandal a while back about supplying specially built tyres to testers. A bit like cheat programs that have been used on some cars to pass emissions tests. hide

We use the Michelin CrossClimate tyres on the Plus 4 and on the Polo. Just fantastic, particularly in the wet. I have 195/65 R15 fitted for the extra 10mm ground clearance.

Calum also has a rear CrossClimate on the 3 wheeler. His report "It simply works". Didn't seem to slow him down any at Caramulo smile

One thing to note however is that they are uni-directional. If you have a spare it may be best to fit a standard tyre to the spare wheel.
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#474615 - 29/09/17 04:35 PM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Last time I looked there were no all season tyres in Mustang sizes available in UK though you can order in USA.
I have a Nokian Allweather on rear of M3W & Nokian winter all round on previous car. They have a reputation for such rubber.
Callum did have Nokian Allweather on the rear.

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#474648 - 29/09/17 06:47 PM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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Honestly though, I'll never get round to it, I have a forgiving and adaptable driving style, I could enjoy driving with two flat tyres and one sided brakes.

Maybe I should do some burn outs to waste the tyres we have!

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#475555 - 04/10/17 07:02 PM Re: Bought a new car, full fat edition. [Re: ewn]
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A new record, who said these were gutsy?


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