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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

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Eh? Why would you even think of doing that? Certainly not normally recommended - different dimension tyres, as winter ones often are compared with summer, will have a different recommended pressure, but inflating to non-recommended pressures is not a good idea.
I run my motorcycles 10% lower than recommended in cold weather.

The tires on my sidecar run at 1.6 front, 1.8 rear, and 1.7 side (155/70R13).

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wish they still had the TR3 - they are 81 and 79 and don't ask my advice or opinion

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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

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Eh? Why would you even think of doing that? Certainly not normally recommended - different dimension tyres, as winter ones often are compared with summer, will have a different recommended pressure, but inflating to non-recommended pressures is not a good idea.
Over- inflating is a classic way to lower resistance and decrease fuel consumption - popular in Scotland when I was a young hood
Also helps reduce road noise with winter tyres. I have not seen any data to back up my recommendation but I still swear by it. Driving style, ability, adapting to road conditions etc are much more important than tyre type.
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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

The way you talk about your car - not expecting it to live all that much longer - I would definitely not buy new summer tires and leave the winter tires on.
The braking distance is longer on dry roads. But that's something to just remember and drive accordingly.
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Figures. You obviously never looked at the corollary, that it reduces resistance by reducing grip..
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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

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Figures. You obviously never looked at the corollary, that it reduces resistance by reducing grip..
That is why you limit the amount of over-inflation to reach some kind of optimum that I have not rigorously investigated. How much grip you need is dictated by speed, road conditions, driving style etc
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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

Personally, I would buy a used set of summer tyres on wheels from tutti/ricardo/anibis/ebay/ebay kleinanzeige. So long as the tyres are within the last 7 years they should serve you better than your winter tyres (and they're going to be cheap).
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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

I was actually wondering about my change of tires this year. Do they work at all? They normally drive me home and pick me up in the evening, (living in the sticks, remember) they can't do that now. Guess I could book a certain hour and go for a walk <grumble>.
And nope, can't do it myself, don't have all of them on their own rims. Not to mention I'm terribly fussy about balancing. And if they work I don't want them to miss out on any business.

I never do it before April 15th. Might be a lot later this time.
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Re: Leaving Winter [tyres] on during Summer

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I was actually wondering about my change of tires this year. Do they work at all? They normally drive me home and pick me up in the evening, (living in the sticks, remember) they can't do that now. Guess I could book a certain hour and go for a walk <grumble>.
And nope, can't do it myself, don't have all of them on their own rims. Not to mention I'm terribly fussy about balancing. And if they work I don't want them to miss out on any business.

I never do it before April 15th. Might be a lot later this time.
I changed late May last year, good job too because we had snow in May here in SG, not alot of snow but enough to make summer tires super slippy.

Being new ish to Switzelrand, how does it usually work here? mild winter = hot summer?
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