Peugeot 2008 Forums banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,035 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Auto Express had an interesting feature regarding cars fitted with summer tyres vs winter tyres.
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Obviously a 4WD with winter tyres performed the best but a 2WD fitted with winter tyres vastly out-performed a 4WD fitted with summer tyres.
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">Using a Snowdome for their test, a 4WD fitted with winter tyres managed in excess of 136 metres.
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">A 4WD fitted with standard summer tyres managed just 3.7 metres.
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">A 2WD fitted with winter tyres managed 110.5 metres compared to just 3.3 metres with summer tyres.
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">You can read about the test here:
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accessories-tyres/66645/winter-tyres-test-reviews-and-prices-2013


...and here is a video of the test:

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/66692/winter-tyres-4x4-grip-test-video
<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">

<div style="font-size: 12.222222328186035px; line-height: 17.77777862548828px; : rgb251, 251, 253;">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
540 Posts
One of the other magazines did this with a pair of Yeti's and the results were largely similar. I don't know enough about the mud and snow tyres on the 2008 as to whether they are a jack of all trades or genuinely useful in all conditions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,081 Posts
At £175 a pop they want to be brilliant.

And long lasting. :)

I've not had any problems getting the front wheels to spin in the wet (not deliberately I might add), although that may partly be a function of the available torque from the diesel engine.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top