Since I have had the Land cruiser 100, I’ve never bothered about Winter tyres. I live in a country where it is debatable to buy some, as wintery conditions are seldom therefore making it difficult to justify the purchase. The LC is not my main transport and on bad weather it can stay on the drive.
All the previous years when I travelled to the Alps in the winter, I was more than happy with the BFGoodrich in the snow. It seems, there is now not the amount of snow on the roads as many years ago and for 2 weeks it is just not worth.
I am planning to drive to the Alps at the end of the month; I will be travelling through mountain passes where winter tyres (and snow chains) will be needed.
I have purchased a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta LT2 on original Toyota steel rims which makes my life much easier when I change them over.
It will be interesting to see how the winter tyres compare to the BFGoodrich that I used previously.
I have raised the pressures in the tyres from 35 to 42 psi. Lets see if it makes a difference on the road handling
I like the way how Nokian put the safety indicators on the centre surface of the tyre. The numbers wear out as the tire wears down. Less the 40% the tyre should not be worn in wintery conditions.