Winter tyres and steel wheels

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Karoqofgold
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Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by Karoqofgold » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:40 pm

Living near hills in the north I can lose traction with standard tyres even with 4x4. I thought I would treat myself to a set of steel wheels and winter tyres. My Edition has 19" alloys so I thought 16" or 17" steel wheels would be good. However struggling to find any in my local tyre outfit or online. Can anyone help?


Milfmog
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Location: South Buckinghamshire

Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by Milfmog » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:41 am

Try mytyres.co.uk they were excellent when I needed a set of winter wheels and tyres for my son's Golf and I know that a fair number fo the Yeti owners club members have used them and reported good things.

My winter tyre of choice was actually the "All seasons" Michelin Cross Climate as we don't get enough snow to justify full snow tyres in sunny Buckinghamshire. Please try to ensure that you get wheels and tyres in one of the sizes that is type approved for the car, there is no sense in giving an insurance company an excuse to invalidate your insurance.

Have fun,


Ian.
Karoq SE-L 1.5TSI DSG 2WD. Emerald green, beige leather, heated screen and steering wheel, lane assist, blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control.

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Karoqofgold
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Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by Karoqofgold » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:18 pm

Been on their website but wasn't sure, as they only recommend 16" wheels for my car, but now I'll phone them tomorrow to check the best combination. Thanks.


kodiaq
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Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by kodiaq » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:52 am

Bear in mind that if you go down in rim size so dramatically you MUST go UP in tyre ratio to equate the overall rolling radius, otherwise your speedo may well be illegal.
You MUST also inform your insurance company as they consider even a change of wheels as a modification and may well not pay out in the event of a claim if you don't advise them. I suggest in writing with a copy and sent 'signed for'
They will use any trick in the book to avoid a payout.
Kodiaq…...AKA Colin Lambert. Moderator on Kodiaq Forum.
Karoq SE L. 1.5 DSG emerald Green, F&R Sensors, Beige leather S/saver.
Diploma in Automotive Engineering.


DAN@ADRIAN FLUX
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Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by DAN@ADRIAN FLUX » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 pm

Hi.
Hopefully you want have any problems but if you do find you have any issues with winter wheels and tyres then please feel free to drop me a line.
Regards,
Dan.


Pointedarrow
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Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by Pointedarrow » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:21 pm

I am struggling to find winter tyres in a 215 50 18 fitment. Has anyone found a solution?


Lineman
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Re: Winter tyres and steel wheels

Post by Lineman » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:58 pm

"I am struggling to find winter tyres in a 215 50 18 fitment."

I noticed that mytyres.co.uk advertise winter tyres in that fitment.


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