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Winter Tyres - some options for mid-range cost

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RL, Nov 21, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    I am looking at some options for mid-range cost winter tyres. I don't want to spend loads but equally don't want cheap ones that will be no good. I have looked around and found 3 options on MyTyres.co.uk as possible ones to buy. Will be putting on existing rims and storing summer tyres in the garage rather than buying new rims.

    Sunny SN3860 225/45 R17 £61.00 each

    Nankang Snow SV-2 225/45 R17 91V £68.30 each

    Falken HS449 225/45 R17 91V £91.40 each

    Does anyone have any thoughts please? Or other options that they can recommend?

    Thanks.

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    i just bought Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme 225/40/18 for £119 each from funky tyres.co.uk £20 per tyre cheaper than anywhere else. thats includes postage too
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    Richard check out tyrereviews. co.uk as they've reviewed most tyres... iv gone for michelin alpin 3 winter tyres 2nd hand for £200 with 5mm plus tread... same size as yours aswel.
    I wouldn't recommend the sunnys they haven't scored very well by customer reviews
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    Which would you say out of those 3 as they all have fairly good reviews on that site?

    Or are there others in that price circa £100 that are better?
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    That's an excellent price, I was £170 per tyre fitted for the same tyres.
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    How do you order frm funky tyres can't find there website ?

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    it thought there Facebook page www.funkytyres.co.uk. send him a message with what you want. also like there page as he puts up special offers up too. best prices on the net.
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    I have just sent him a message too.

    Anyone have any other ideas/suggestions?
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    Fast response from FunkyTyres!

    94V Kumho I-Zen KW27 - £83 each inc postage
    94V Falken Eurowinter HS449 - £87 each inc postage
    94V Hankook Winter I-Cept Evo W310 - £96 each inc postage
    94H Nokian WR A3 £97 each inc postage
    94V Nokian WR A3 £105 each inc postage
    94V Vredestin Wintrac Xtreme for £102 each inc postage
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    So you gonna send someone on Facebook some money for sum tyres hummmm think ill phone first that's if there's a number to phone
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    Bought Nankang for my last car. They were okay and fitted the purpose and budget.


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    And phoning will achieve what? They seem quite highly rated and have a lot of comments and feedback.
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    can trace a land line number thats why…
    messaged him on some info and he does seem to know his stuff. anybody else had any tyres off funky tyres ?
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    well i paid though paypal so moneys safe,
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    Would you say go for one of these rather than the cheaper brands?

    Hard to decide which...
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    Think I might go for the Nokian's. Seem to have best reviews for the price
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    thats what i,m going for nokians wd r3 good reviews on them,, can get a set for £370 delivered from the place u mentioned funky tyres.
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    What size tyres you getting?
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    the size i,ve got on now is 235 45 17 but been advised and cheaper to go with 225 45 17 so i,ll be going with these
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    Is it the Nokian WR A3 94H you are getting at 225/45/17?
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    Nokian wr d3
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    How come your not getting the newer A3 version?
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    Not sure lol thought wr d3 were better. And I think the wr a3 are for high powered cars mines only a 2l tdi think I'll look into it further
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    A3 are the newer ones with new tread pattern so funky tells me. Better performance on tyre reviews and only a couple of quid more.
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    Guys, be sure to obtain the correct tyre speed rating... H seems a tad low for most Audis.

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    My current tyres are 91 Y. What should I be going for then?
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    H is still rated for 130mph so most cars will be fine with them
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    Hmm a bit confused now. Should I be going for V or is H fine?
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    I've ordered h as I won't be going ova 131 in the winter lol funky says it's ok to go a speed rating lower on winter tyres
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    Yeah same here. But if ratings Y then shouldn't it be V?
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    As long as you have the correct load rating then yes of course you can get a lower speed rating if it saves money. AS you say, there will be no going anywhere near 130mph in snow! LOL.
    I cannot get my head around why my winter tyres are rated so high. i mean, even in the dry I would not be able to get to its rating speed!
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    Is it fine to have a higher load rating too then? Mines 91 Y at present and I'm looking at 94 H for these Nokian winters ?
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    I'm going to go for the Nokian WR A3 225/45/R17 94V XL
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    Tyres arrived and fitted by local mobile fitter no probs. They feel good on the car, as good as summers I would say.

    Coincidently, the mobile fitter chap has a set of Nokian's that were mis-ordered. 255 40 19 Nokian WR G2 100V if any is interested PM me as they can go for a cracking price!
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