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First winter tyres I'd ever used. Very good in the snow on my MG ZT V8.Very good in the wet too. However all four tyres have now split on the inside walls - they are dated 2010.
Bought these last year, & to be honest they are one of the best winter tyres I've used. All round good grip & feedback levels. Progressive when they start to let go in the wet. Brilliant when used in snow combined with 4x4 traction. They just bite & go! Used on a Tiguan & made a few trips up the hills in Scotland to go ski-ing & never failed to get through. Swapping to these from Pirelli Scorpion's for the rest of the year, there is little noticeable difference in road noise or comfort. The only winter tyre I have used in the past better than these were Continental Winter Contact's, but they do cost a fair bit more. All in all, I highly recommend these tyres for the cold seasons!
I was advised to get these tyres by my local tyre dealer as a cheaper alternative, and by and large they are good tyres in the snow, BUT, they are very poor in the wet. The original car that they were fitted to was the Jaguar 5.0 v8 with 385 BHP and they were ok, but when I put them on my Jaguar XFR with 510 BHP the wet grip went from OK to dangerous. Losing traction at 70 MPH on a motorway in the rain whilst going uphill and round a slight bend was not fun. I suspect that they are OK on lower powered cars, but can't recommend them on higher powered cars. UPDATE:- I have now spent a winter on some new tyres which are an order of magnitude better than these tyres in the wet and slightly better in the snow.