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I tried to test Winter Vs Soft tyres and this is what happened.

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Is there any situation when the recommended tyres aren't the fastest for the stage?

 

I whipped up this video to test it out a little bit.

 

Soft tyres are easily the most fun on snow but I was losing time at every turn. The winter tyres might spin up a lot, but result in a lot more forwards momentum. They can also be very twitchy at the limit on snow.

Have you guys found anything different?

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I said "snow"instead of "soft" tyres

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16 hours ago, MCMHenri said:

Snow tyres are easily the most fun on snow but I was losing time at every turn. The winter tyres might spin up a lot, but result in a lot more forwards momentum. They can also be very twitchy at the limit on snow.

Have you guys found anything different?

I think you mean soft tires here, right?

snow tires can only be used in Sweden

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2 hours ago, ianism said:

I think you mean soft tires here, right?

snow tires can only be used in Sweden

Oops yes you're right😂 I'll edit that back haha

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The only way I’d use soft tires at Monte Carlo is on the 100% tarmac stages (no ice/snow) which I believe is just two of them (forward and reverse). Can’t recall the stage names off hand, but they’re like 4kms.  And the chance of getting them consecutively between service stages without a snow/ice stage is slim to none.

Other than the option to choose wet or dry tarmac compounds, there really isn’t much point to the different tire options in the game.  As far as dirt compounds are concerned, with the usual glut of service stages that are dished out you may as well just pick softs for everything. 

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2 hours ago, cjr3559 said:

The only way I’d use soft tires at Monte Carlo is on the 100% tarmac stages (no ice/snow) which I believe is just two of them (forward and reverse). Can’t recall the stage names off hand, but they’re like 4kms.  And the chance of getting them consecutively between service stages without a snow/ice stage is slim to none.

There's a Scenario in the Colin McRae mode where you have a bunch of Tarmac Montes strung together. Perfect time to pick the Softs.

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On 4/18/2020 at 7:15 PM, cjr3559 said:

The only way I’d use soft tires at Monte Carlo is on the 100% tarmac stages (no ice/snow) which I believe is just two of them (forward and reverse). Can’t recall the stage names off hand, but they’re like 4kms.  And the chance of getting them consecutively between service stages without a snow/ice stage is slim to none.

Other than the option to choose wet or dry tarmac compounds, there really isn’t much point to the different tire options in the game.  As far as dirt compounds are concerned, with the usual glut of service stages that are dished out you may as well just pick softs for everything. 

Ah that's kind of sad. I came from playing WRC8 to Dirt Rally 2.0 and service areas/ tyre choices were crucial. I'm still going to do some more testing with different compounds but I'm sure you're right:')

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