Winter tyres: narrow or wide, high or low profile?

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9 months 3 weeks ago #138 by Anonymous
That's the question I'm interested in.

It is believed that a winter tire should be narrow, referring to the fact that "you've seen how narrow rally cars drive!" Only they forget that they have deep tread cube tyres and 14mm spikes, and they are not designed for driving on asphalt at all, but only on snow and ice.

It's believed, based on the same rally, that a narrow tire should fall down and cling to the ground. It's very interesting to see how the tire will cling to the ground when 50cm of snow has reached it!

Personally from my experience, the exact opposite is true. I drove a 2109 with Hankook Winter i*Pike W409 tyres at 165\70 13. For some reason, she was swimming on dry asphalt in the cold. She was buried in the snow, exactly buried! As the supporters of the narrow tire say, it fell into the snow, but not clinging to the ground, but lowered the car into the snow with the engine protection.

Now I drive a BFGoodrich g-Force Stud 175\65 14. The car is different, but comparable in weight to 2109. The tire behaves differently, the dry asphalt holds up well, it doesn't float. And it doesn't burst, it drags on snow!

A question on the width of the winter tire I ask experts, who knows!

Also, wondering what is better profile for the winter to take. You can, for example, put 175\80 14, or you can 175\60 14. With controllability it is clear. Wonders how the profile will affect the cross-country ability in deep snow.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #139 by Anonymous
a wide tire will "pop out" on the snowmush, just as a wide tire will not have time to push through the snow when driving on the snow and between the wheel and the hard surface will be a soft layer, which will affect the grip. on the account of velcro - they cling to the slippery surface due to a large number of lamellas and a soft composition of rubber - so the wider the tire, the more lamellas and more grip.
I have 245/45p17 in a circle in winter and it's okay, though it would be better if it was 225 or 215 - but my car will look like a scooter.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #142 by Anonymous
1. Ice is a solid substance. In the case of a wide friction bar - more contact spot, more blades in action, but on the other hand less pressure per unit area and less adhesion force. Where's the truth? For spikes, I think it's less critical.
2. Better wide tyres in the snow aren't always wrong. Sometimes it's better when a narrow tyre "falls" to thicker layers and rows. But here more depends on the snow (fresh, laid down, wet) weight of the car, etc., etc.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #143 by Anonymous
Ice is a coating that changes by the minute) Indeed, not everything is so clear on ice. If we're talking about ice (like a lake), a narrow tire has more advantages on ice, it's already proven. It crashes much better and does not let slide in corners, you drive like on rails simply. If we are talking about asphalt covered with ice crust, that is another story! There may be more advantages to a wide tire here.
There is no universal recipe and there won't be) Always have to sacrifice something) There is no point in taking a few sets if only for racing) You need to take one good one with the right dimension and for those conditions where you ride most of the winter.

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9 months 3 weeks ago #145 by Anonymous
185 liked more than 175 of the same brand in winter. Maybe motorsportsmen need narrow tires, but for civil riding this must be chosen with experience.

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