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How long for tyres to warm up?

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by Warrior, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Warrior

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    My 3.0i is all over the place when I set off and only really settles down after about 10 miles, which strikes me as an excessive distance or is that quite normal?
     
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    depends on how you drive and ambient temperature. Stop and start through town on a cold morning and they wont warm, spirited driving on a summers day and they might warm in half a mile. I find my tyres generally settle roughly the same time as the engine takes to get up to temperature which is 4-5 miles of b roads at about 3-4C. I'd guess my morning commute is about average so im basing off that.
     
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    Zig zag about on the road like they do on
    the track that willl warm them up s:D s:D
     
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    Which brand of tyres do you have on the car?

    Different compounds will have differing warm-up times - I had some Kumhos which in the summer had fantastic grip. However, they seemed to take ages to reach temperature in winter.