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I shall be visiting the Yorks Dales regularly during winter with a 135GT short term lease car - suggestions for inexpensive Winter tyres (not pure snow) - can these be fitted just on the front legally and safely?
 

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My local ATS offered to fit winter tyres on front only (2018 LEAF) so it is definitely legal and safe. Mine are branded "Landsail" but that's not necessarily a recommendation and I'm not sure how "budget" they are.

Winter tyres will be noticeably noisier than whatever was fitted originally.
 

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thx, yes noise is a consideration, however all that R135GT torque, skinny tyres and unusually hi weight to tyre ratio is likely to lead to some very wayward back lane winter driving up north - 1:2 hairpins may well be impossible in hi temp compound tyres
 

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I'd be interested to know how you get on. I found my Zoe to be the worst car I've ever driven for traction. I don't have a particularly heavy right foot, but it was all over the place on damp roads, let alone proper winter.
 

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hmmmm, not driven in wet!! - In dry, the TC handled full bore acceleration well, not much reigning in of power and no uncontrolled wheelspin when traction first breaks - a little torque steer, thats all - Did u find uncontrolled wheelspin or power pulled back to too low and no progress when negotiating things like wet 1:2 hairpins?
 

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Had winter tyres on the front only, on various vehicles including a 2.5t motorhome and the results were impressive. But due to sod's law, often when I fitted the winter wheels, we had a mild winter!
 
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