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Post by ilkleyal on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:23 am

I would appreciate some tyre advice, please.  I have a 2WD petrol Vitara, with standard Contis at the moment.  I will occasionally have to cross a grassed field, and in wet weather, the ground can become very slippery.  The gradient is never more than 10%.

Should the Contis be adequate?  Or can anyone suggest suitable alternatives?  

The large proportion of my driving will be on normal roads, but I also wonder which tyres would be better in snow/icy conditions.  In theory I have no great need to drive in difficult wintry conditions, but who knows what the future holds.

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Post by Admin on Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:35 am

If you are using your standard 17" rims take a look at the cooper weather master , this tyre is more aggressive than the conti but not an all out off road tyre

http://vivavitara.forumotion.co.uk/t48-vitara-ranger-germany?highlight=Ranger

If you were changing to 16" i run (which i think is the most aggressive oe size) Yokohama Geolandar AT-S which i can definately recommend

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Post by ilkleyal on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 am

Hi Karl

Thanks for your response. I expect to stay with the 17" rims.

As I have the 2WD Vitara, is it practical to retain the Contis on the back, but replace the fronts with Coopers?

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Post by Admin on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:03 am

Tyres although the same size can differ on the overall diameter between brands and tread pattern
Being 2wd you wont have any issues of transmission wind up you get with 4wd but you do have esp and abs
Im not saying you will notice anything but any rotational differences will constantly be being rectified
Im sure there is an element of variation due to temperature and tyre pressures but personally i would fit 4 matching tyres

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Post by Gar Green on Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:33 pm

+1 for all matching tyres, but being 4WD I'm worried of the wind up.
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Post by JOHNWALES on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:29 am

An all season tyre would seem a good bet. Michelin do a Cross climate brand but they are expensive. It is said that a 2 w.d. Vitara fitted with winter tyres is more practical than a 4 w.d. with the standard contis !!

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Post by Fin69 on Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:49 am

That very topic gets debated a lot on my Škoda forum:

https://youtu.be/7l2cMlNRX_A

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Post by Admin on Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:37 pm

Just out of interest are you using eco or comfort tyre pressures? A lower tyre pressure can improve traction no end

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Post by JOHNWALES on Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:35 am

I use eco. Anything to save a 1p per litre on diesel !!!!!

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Post by ilkleyal on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:09 am

Hi all

Thanks for all your comments/suggestions.

I have the car set to Comfort at the moment. Will shortly change to Eco to see what it is like, but sounds like back to Comfort for off-road use is best.

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Post by Admin on Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:32 am

The lower the tyre pressure the wider the foot print and in theory the more traction
In pre TPMS days you could lower tyre pressures as much as you like when off road without a dash full of warning lights

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