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Using van winter tyres on a Scimitar?

Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:53 pm

Chgperformance wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm
scimitarpete wrote:
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If you drive on van tyres in Germany and have an accident you will be prosecuted. Van tyres do not have the appropriate speed rating and proper snow tyres are essential.
I wonder where you would stand then, two choices. Tyres with snow markings but Van tyres, or non van tyres but no snow markings?
I think you’d lose on both counts..

Third option is what sounds like has been followed - 195/70R14 winter car tyres. It’s a size shared with older Mercs and BMWs hence why they’re available (at a price).

Having had the cheapest Chinese (but correctly rated) winter tyres in Germany they were still magnitudes better than the summer tyres that were on when the snow hit in a hurry. Not on a Scimitar, but a 180bhp hot hatch with an oddball tyre size so again, choice was very limited. It also kept me on the right side of the German “advice” should I have been stopped (and I was on a spot check - UK plates and the steering wheel on the other side are a bit of a giveaway).


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Post by Benc » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:21 pm

AJL Electronics wrote:
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If it is UK registered, they cannot expect you to conform to their Construction and Use regs Shirley?
Who is Shirley :?: :D



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Post by rebel alliance » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:59 pm

Have you never watched The Young Ones 😊



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 pm

Also a certain spoof of an airline disaster movie too..


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Post by 02Anders » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 am

AllingtonGT wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Chgperformance wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:38 pm
scimitarpete wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:27 pm
If you drive on van tyres in Germany and have an accident you will be prosecuted. Van tyres do not have the appropriate speed rating and proper snow tyres are essential.
I wonder where you would stand then, two choices. Tyres with snow markings but Van tyres, or non van tyres but no snow markings?
I think German vans are likely to be whole lot faster than Anders (no offence!). A classic UK car on 8 ply Winter tyres illegal?
No offence taken Geoff. :wink: In fact, I can only agree! I used to live in Hamburg for a bit more than three years, and even when I had my BMW M3, most of the van drivers were still faster than me...!! :lol: :lol:

Once again thx for all of the input.
I found four new Fulda 195/70 R14 winter tyres shipped to my address @ £200. Seems pretty good value to me, and I'm sure we will be grateful should we encounter snow during our travels - whether in the Netherlands, Germany or Denmark...


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Post by Dennis Nicholas » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:45 pm

02Anders wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 am
I found four new Fulda 195/70 R14 winter tyres shipped to my address @ £200. Seems pretty good value to me, and I'm sure we will be grateful should we encounter snow during our travels - whether in the Netherlands, Germany or Denmark...
Are they H speed rated or the 91T I see on one site for that make and size??


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Post by 02Anders » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:02 pm

Dennis Nicholas wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:45 pm

Are they H speed rated or the 91T I see on one site for that make and size??
195/70R14 91T

Just covered 2000 miles in 8 days on them, and can't really fault them...


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