Originally Posted by ManualOverAuto
Michelin X-Ice Xi3's are absolutely HORRIBLE in slush or anything close to slush. Steering felt exactly like driving in the snow with summer tires.
Rain, super cold temps, and snow, they are very nice though.
Just something I noticed.
Ice tires tend to have tighter tread blocks than snow tires to compensate for the greater number of sipes. In some conditions, particularly at slower speeds, the smaller gaps between the tread blocks will clog up with snow and your tires become big snowballs. At faster speeds the snow/slush will the thrown out for effectively.