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Old 19-12-2010, 07:31 AM
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My S320 is shod with 275/35 19's at the rear and yesterday it was the only car on the roads that could not go up any minor incline!

Thanks to all those patient drivers who just waited behind me until I decided to give up, turn around and then abandon the car closer to home.

Has anybody had similar experiences and what were the remedies if any?

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Old 19-12-2010, 07:52 AM
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Has anybody had similar experiences and what were the remedies if any?

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Winter tyres.

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You could try reducing the tyre pressures but to be honest 275 is too wide, even in the wet a lot of the time, let alone ice. It looks good but actually is counter productive for grip most of the time. I'd suggest getting some normal wheels with winter tyres and keeping the 275s for summer.
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You could try reducing the tyre pressures but to be honest 275 is too wide, even in the wet a lot of the time, let alone ice. It looks good but actually is counter productive for grip most of the time. I'd suggest getting some normal wheels with winter tyres and keeping the 275s for summer.
I agree. 225 55 16s are the regular size, but slimmer if you wish - the tyre fitters will advise.
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I had major problems with my CLK in the snow and couldn't find any snow tyres but on my way back from B&Q with 6 bags of rock salt in the boot the car drove up snow covered hills.
So back to B&Q and purchased a piece of 3 ply 3 foot by 2 foot and a flag of the same size placed both in the boot and "hey presto" a new car. I don't have to find flat routes for my journeys.
And yes if I get a puncture it will be a pain in the A**e lifting the flag out but most of the shackles are off
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Just back from Helsinki where many of the roads were covered with a mix of snow and ice, the parks had two feet of snow in open spaces and the temperature was down around -11 at mid day.

Saw plenty of Mercedes, E and S class whizzing around as if none of it existed. Just goes to show what winter tyres can do.
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I concur with getting winter tyres. My W210 E Class has had no difficulties, including when visiting an isolated restaurant in Deveon whre no car without 4WD had been recently.
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