Interesting - mine has these tyres fitted and when I tried to find out a bit about them I found they were popular in the USA as an 'all season' SUV tyre. Whether they're a 'winter tyre' as we would know them I'm not sure.Johnboy said:The new tyres by the way are Kumho 798 Plus at £218, fitted by etyres.
Even more interesting -theKumho 798 Plus I have are not the ones you had - mine are these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Kumho&tireModel=Radial+798+PlusK.L.Richards said:However, unless that price if for more than 1 tyre, I think you have paid well over the odds. I was offered them at £100 each (told the retail was £115). I didnt go for them though as after checking the Khumo web site they score them very low for snow and state they are a summer tyre. http://www.kumhotyre.co.uk/selector.php?tyre_id=4
I had year round traction in extreme snow on my original fit Dunlops. What I didn't have was any brakes. Getting a 4x4 going on snow isn't very difficult, stopping 2.5 tonnes is a different matter. That's why I bought proper snow tyres as my wife's car with snow tyres on the front axle only was almost as good as my Captiva in getting moving, but far superior in stopping. Traction is grand, but don't make the maistake of thinking it makes them stop quicker- it doesn't!Johnboy said:I did a little research on the net when choosing these mid-range tyres and these got a 'not bad' type rating for snow. The description on etyres reads:
'Designed for new cars and light trucks these tyres provide a versatile
blend of ride quality, noise comfort, treadwear, handling and year-round
traction, even in light snow'.
We'll see how they go. Meanwhile the tracking has been adjusted.