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    Hi all, drive a 57 plate vectra which has the 19's on last year in the snow the car was really poor in the snow for pulling away. The tyres were average since then I have replaced tyres and the snow has come back this year jus waiting to see what it's like. WhT experiences hav you had with the 19's on???

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    It's normally the tyre width not diameter that causes problems. Along with the rubber compound.

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    Drove mine last night for the first time in the snow and struggled to get up a few small hills where snow was bad and thats with 18's on,went up the same hill this morning in the works berlingo a treat lol

    14" pram wheels ftw.

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    i had a 2.5v6 sri estate last yr in the snow it was like a snow plough then when i jumped into my 2.2 gls it was all over the place, ive got a 3.2v6 estate now and i was ok this morning but will see soon what this is really like

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    oh dear im on 19s lol

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    i'm on standard 16s, but my first winter with traction control, do you have to drive any differently, or will i have difficulty pulling away at junctions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjw View Post
    i'm on standard 16s, but my first winter with traction control, do you have to drive any differently, or will i have difficulty pulling away at junctions?
    Are you sure you have TC as most facelifts don't have it at all unless its a v6 or been added as an option when new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Are you sure you have TC as most facelifts don't have it at all unless its a v6 or been added as an option when new.

    definitely got it, car came with all bills original invoice and spec sheet thing from new with main dealer stamp etc on it. was an optional extra from new!

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    Still got standard 17's, but in 40 years of cars and motorbikes, never really had any probs in any weather - driving to suit the conditions and my abilities. Never used winter or all weather tyres, just common sense.

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    mine has been ok today. but changed back to my 16's for the snow coming properly as i'm living in fear with these snowflakes.

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