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Old 6th April 2019, 08:54 PM
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I'm running on four 20" wheels purchased from Roberto who had fitted Accelra. I was gobsmacked at the grip both wet and dry. All I need now is to see how long they last.
And they performed really well in the snow.
First part of your post was very encouraging for me to try them but when somebody says for any summer tyres that they perform well in snow I just find it hard to believe.
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Old 7th April 2019, 03:03 PM
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Surely in the small amounts of snow that we receive in this country it is down to driving skill.
Unless you are local you will not be aware of the Manchester Road climb out of Burnley. I have driven coaches up there in snow with cars abandoned all over the road, and even been able to restart after being forced to stop by sliding vehicles. Without the use of chains and we don't put "winter" tyres on. I have driven all over the Alps on winter tours, only occasionally having to resort to chains, but then usually due to ice not snow.

Then again "Quatro" means bags of grip.


All totally subjective.
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Old 7th April 2019, 05:21 PM
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Surely in the small amounts of snow that we receive in this country it is down to driving skill.
Unless you are local you will not be aware of the Manchester Road climb out of Burnley. I have driven coaches up there in snow with cars abandoned all over the road, and even been able to restart after being forced to stop by sliding vehicles. Without the use of chains and we don't put "winter" tyres on. I have driven all over the Alps on winter tours, only occasionally having to resort to chains, but then usually due to ice not snow.

Then again "Quatro" means bags of grip.


All totally subjective.
Well said Ray, it's more down to the driver than the tyres

I've got a set of Acceleras on mine at the moment, bought from Roberto, and chosen because of budget at the time and the urgency to replace the Vredesteins which were close to being illegal.

I've pushed them hard in all conditions and they haven't failed yet. They look okay too, so it's been a worthwhile experiment for me.
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Old 7th April 2019, 06:31 PM
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Well said Ray, it's more down to the driver than the tyres
I think to be fair, it's both.

Back in the day (Ray will remember this too) cars had skinny tyres and driving in snow, even really heavy snow, was a matter of being careful and somewhat skilful. I never, ever failed to drive to work, whatever the weather, throughout my working life due to snow. And that was from the early 70s into this millennium.
Sometimes you had to be quite creative to find a way through, but I always got there.

But modern cars have wide, low-profile tyres and they just don't work in snowy conditions. Since putting winter tyres on both my cars a few years back I can say that the difference is like night and day and well worth it if you HAVE to drive whatever the conditions.

I do confess to going out unnecessarily and having a bit of fun quite recently in the S8 when everyone else was struggling to get anywhere and most roads were gridlocked due to several inches of snow.

I'm still keeping separate summer/winter sets for my S8, and the summer ones will go back on relatively soon (Easter?) if we get a predicted lengthy warm spell.
The other car is now shod with all-season tyres, Michelin Cross-Climate Plus.
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Old 8th April 2019, 03:51 AM
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Look everybody drives different
Dont expect Michelin grip and mileage
You get 4 for the price of 1 top brand
As i said ive used them for years and will continue to do so
And i drive like a t--t sometimes

275/35/20 £222 set of 4 Accelera PHI 2 275/35 R20 102 Y

or if you are on 19" £202 set of 4

255/40R19 ACCELERA PHI 100Y XL (CAR SUMMER)

These are trade prices to me i make nothing and i dont deliver..soz
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I didnít know you had 19s Robert, or Iíd have bought a set from you.
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Old 10th April 2019, 04:34 PM
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i can get any size cheaper than anyone but i cant deliver
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Damn, I am tempted with all the positive reviews. I am soon to switch to summer tyres on A6 and Continentals have not got much tread left so will need to be changed soon anyway. Michelins have been my favourites but at the moment cannot find any decently priced set, mostly single tyres or an odd pair. From what i heard Nankangs have good grip but were wearing quite fast in the past but have improved in last 10 years. Thinking of 215/50R17 or 225/50R17 for A6.

I am also considering taking S4 Cab to Bedford Autodrome before selling it if it can pass noise test. So thinking about another set of alloys 18" with Nankang NS2R 235/40R18 semi slick that could potentially be used on either A6 or S8 in the future even if a bit wrong size.
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I'm firmly in the "separate sets of Michelin-only summers and winters" camp, both bought part-worn - except when Mark/Moltuae gifts me a full set - such a gent , over any new economy brand. Less expensive and more reassuring, but each to their own.
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i can get any size cheaper than anyone but i cant deliver
Where are you based please Roberto?

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