Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Lutterworth, UK
Winter tyres on my 147 - woohoooooo!
Bit the bullet yesterday an got some Vredestein Snowtrac 3 fitted all round on my 147.
Now when I put my foot down the car accelerates too rather than traction control cutting in. Even where the roads are just wet, but cold, there is noticeably more grip, especially around roundabouts.
Driving along the road the overall sensation is of a much softer ride. Obvious, really, as the rubber is a softer compound. Just goes to show how hard the summer tyre compound actually gets when the temperature gets cold. I haven't noticed that they are noisier, though. The tyres have a pretty aggressive looking profile too.
Only snag was the 80 quid per corner. Still, if it avoids one prang it was worth it.
RIP 147 1.6 Lusso