thomasowen1977
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Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Sat Oct 16, 2021 1:14 pm

I'm looking to change my tyres to a decent set for both better grip and minimal loss of range.

Are Michelin Crossclimate 2 really the best choice or is there anything better?

I'm currently looking to keep the standard wheels as I will probably trade the car in after a few years.

f1geek
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Re: Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:57 am

Why not stick with OEM tires? I am guessing VW engineers did a lot of work to a tire with the optimum specs for range and grip. What does Michelin claim about their tires? Have you found any tire tests that suggest "best" choice?
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miimura
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Re: Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:15 am

The standout feature of the CrossClimate series of tires is that they are a true All Weather tire with winter "3 Mountain Peak Snowflake" rating. If that is useful to you, then it's a great tire that doesn't have a huge range penalty on an EV.
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f1geek
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Re: Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:01 pm

What is the range penalty? 10%? 15%?
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tsar721
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Re: Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Fri Oct 22, 2021 6:57 am

For me, the range loss since I replaced the Ecopias with a set of CrossClimate 2 tires is about 5%. The Ecopias were 5 years old and had about 25K miles on them. I've had the CC2's for about 6 months and have driven 2500 miles on them.
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thomasowen1977
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Re: Are Crossclimate 2 tyres BEST ?

Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:38 pm

Well after much deliberation I decided to replace all 4 tyres with Crossclimate 2.

In the UK, Kwikfit garages are currently running a promotion with Michelin tyres 15% off when you buy 4. This came in at £302 fully fitted including various free checks of wheel alignment, brakes and battery (normal).

I live in a town full of roundabouts so was able to put the car and tyres through a thorough test and WOW what a massive improvement in grip over the Bridgestone T001. Almost 100% traction on heavy cornering and no wheel spin from a standing start.

Just need some heavy rain but I highly recommend these for anyone who finds the standard tyres have poor grip.

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