Sorry for the delay. Thought I'd be subscribed to my own thread -_-
Yes, they are large, and were surely expensive. As tacky as it sounds, I like both the look and the performance from the size. My fenders are already rolled for the size and I've got some suspension work and wheels that compliment that size.
Ended up getting them for $1475. Not the worst but not the best either.
I like no loss in performance in my car, regardless of season. Started with Blizzaks a while ago, loved them, then switched to a cheaper all season alternative and hated it.
Thank you all for your contributions though. May seem like a useless thread but I'm trying to post more instead of lurking all the time.