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Old 09-07-2002, 06:47 PM   #1
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I have been inquiring about winter tires and, actually trading in my re92's they only have 6 miles on them. A local dealer will give me a tradein of $216 on a set of Bridgestone LM-22 winter tires. I have ne idea if this a good deal or if those are the best tires for my climate. We don't get much snow, but black ice is very common-ice on what appears to just be a wet road. I appeciate any suggestions.
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Old 09-07-2002, 07:59 PM   #2
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I've got a set of RE-92 tires that I'm considering having siped at America's Tires. Basically they slice hundreds of thin sipes into the tread - which makes for much better snow and ice traction. At $10 a tire it's a way get some winter tires.

The $216 trade in sounds good - depending on what they are charging you for the new tires.
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Old 09-08-2002, 03:45 PM   #3
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If its ice performance you want then go with the Q rated Blizzaks (WS15/50).There used to be a MZ01/02 which was supposed to run better in dry than the basic Blizzak but I think they gave up making those. The H rated Blizzak LM22 is designed to run better in the dry with a loss of ice performance compared to the WS15/50.Some people have said they run better than most all seasons in the dry! Tirerack tests say LM22 is better than the Dunlop Winter Sport M2. Everything unfortunately is a compromise! I have run blizzak WS15/50 on several cars (various Legacies and minivans) as well as Michelin Arctic Alpins on a 98 Legacy GT (the Arctic Alpin was Consumer Reports best pick). The Blizzaks clearly have better ice/snow grip but are louder and less sticky on dry/wet roads than the Alpins. The H rated tires are likely to be even worse than the Arctic Alpins in ice/snow but still far better than any all season.
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