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Norman   
Sun Jul 01 2018, 06:05pm
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
Hi just had the alloys diamond cut and four new Michelin cross climate + (245/45/18) tyres fitted as the alloys were looking terrible so with 4 new tyres now looks respectable. At 95145 miles it will interesting to see how they perform on the trip to Spain and back and the total cost was a respectable £1000 total.
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Hattershaun   
Mon Jul 02 2018, 06:28am
Joined: Dec 19 2010
Member No: #320
Location: Bedfordshire
I'm interested to know how you get on with the Cross Climate tyres over time/mileage.
I'm considering them as my next set of tyres.
Eric   
Mon Jul 02 2018, 09:53am
Joined: Mar 31 2011
Member No: #425
Location: Fareham
Still prefer to use separate summer(245/45/18) and winter(225/55/17) tyres. I will be changing my winter tyres this year to Michelin Alpine 5's. When my current summer tyres - Michelin Primacy 3, come round for renewel I will replace with Michelin Primacy 4's.
321dave   
Mon Jul 02 2018, 11:37am
Joined: Sep 09 2011
Member No: #614
Location: Dublin
Norman wrote ...

Hi just had the alloys diamond cut and four new Michelin cross climate + (245/45/18) tyres fitted as the alloys were looking terrible so with 4 new tyres now looks respectable. At 95145 miles it will interesting to see how they perform on the trip to Spain and back and the total cost was a respectable £1000 total.


Any chance of a quick photo. We're they the original wheels (diamond cut 18inch versions), or did you experiment and try to cut them from the standard wheel? I need to replace the two front alloys soon as the blistering is getting bad now. They were refurbished just 3 year ago but I think the €100 refurb cost wasn't worth it (per wheel). Original wheels would of been in better condition now.

Regards
Dave
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 Norman (02 Jul : 20:41)
Norman   
Mon Jul 02 2018, 08:46pm
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
I took the car down to the local alloy Refurbishers who diamond cut them and painted then lacquered them before fitting the new tyres, and I will be keeping a eye on them to see how they wear..
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 321dave (02 Jul : 20:54)
Norman   
Mon Jul 02 2018, 09:50pm
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
I forgot to add the photos let's hope it lets me





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jamescarruthers   
Tue Jul 03 2018, 05:27am
Joined: Jan 19 2014
Member No: #1548
Location: Cambridge
Wheels look good mate and Cross Climates have a great looking tread pattern
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 Norman (03 Jul : 22:05)
ul9601   
Tue Jul 03 2018, 07:51am
Joined: Dec 14 2014
Member No: #1975
Location: Auckland
jamescarruthers wrote ...

Wheels look good mate and Cross Climates have a great looking tread pattern

you mean it has chevron pattern?
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 Norman (03 Jul : 22:05)
jamescarruthers   
Tue Jul 03 2018, 09:25am
Joined: Jan 19 2014
Member No: #1548
Location: Cambridge
ul9601 wrote ...

jamescarruthers wrote ...

Wheels look good mate and Cross Climates have a great looking tread pattern

you mean it has chevron pattern?


Must be that!
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 Norman (03 Jul : 22:05)
cruiserphil   
Wed Jul 04 2018, 09:20am

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Norman,

Would you recommend the diamond cut finish?

Best regards,

Phil C.
Norman   
Wed Jul 04 2018, 09:24pm
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
Hi Phil, I've no idea that's how the cross climates tyres come and they have good reviews so only time will tell, I'll keep everybody informed as to how they perform.

Regards,
Norman Craven
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cruiserphil   
Thu Jul 05 2018, 07:28am

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Thanks Norman,

But I should have said diamond cut finish on the wheels?

Best regards,

Phil C.
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 321dave (05 Jul : 19:26)
Junksleeper   
Thu Jul 05 2018, 10:19am
Joined: Feb 28 2014
Member No: #1605
Location: Warwickshire
I run mine on Landsails. Have done since 2015 when they beat Michelin primacy in a reputable tyre review. They came eighth of 15 brands whilst Michelin came 9th. I pay less than eighty quid each tyre at my local ATS and they are as good as any tyres I've used. I don't race round corners like a loon or exceed the speed limit (by much!!!) so any comparable lack of grip or sidewall support with the likes of Bridgestone, Pirelli and others is, in my humble opinion, irrelevent, and they are very quiet. Enjoy the rest of the summer and safe motoring folks.
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Norman   
Mon Nov 05 2018, 01:13pm
Joined: Feb 06 2011
Member No: #364
Location: Huddersfield
Back from a lovely holiday in Torremolinos Spain done 5577 km and the cross climate tyres are looking good with loads of tread and were very quiet also something I noticed after pulling up to the toll booths and feeling the front nearside hit the curb on investigating the alloy wheel and yes (They are diamond cut )there was no damage as the tyres protrude further out than the wheel which I'm pleased about,
Also the fuel consumption seems ok at 12.5. Km/l at 66 km/hi

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