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Old 12-05-2002, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Mini Review: Michilin Arctic Aplins

I was lucky enough to be able to drive my RE92s in the snow today and then compare their performance to a set of spanking new Michilin Arctic Aplins (205/55/16). First time in the snow for both tires. It was like night and day! By the time I got to work with the new tires my face was sore from grinning. I had no idea braking could be this good in the snow. I had to really try hard to get the ABS to come on. And it was amazing how well they gripped when taking off from a dead stop. They even did well on 8 or so inches of completely unplowed snow on my street when I got home tonite.

If you think you have grip in your RE92s in the snow -- you have NO IDEA how good it gets!

Best mod I've done on my car! Bring on the drifts!

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Old 12-09-2002, 02:25 PM   #2
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Default Dry+Wet Pavement Results

Now that most of the snow is gone in my area, I thought I'd post a follow-up message about the performance on dry and wet pavement.

In short, FANTASTIC!

No noticable increase in road noise. Both dry AND wet performance are better than the RE92s were when they were new. I'd say the only thing I felt like I loose with the snows is the rigidness of the sidewall. I'm going to play with tire pressure some more and see if I can improve that.

That's all for now.
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Old 02-01-2003, 04:56 AM   #3
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I've been driving on my Arctic Alpins for 6-8000 miles and I think they mostly suck. They are great on snow with amazing grip, but on wet and dry they are soft, squirmy, and plain scary on breakaway. Turnin is slower, steering feel is reduced, and the overall feel of the car has been "fuzzified." They make the ride a lot smoother IMO. BTW, I have the tire pressures at 38/37. Also in my experience they have moderately better grip in wet and much less grip in dry than the RE-92s. Maybe it's just my location... we get lots of wet but not much snow (except when going to the mountains )
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Old 02-01-2003, 11:07 AM   #4
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I've got alot more miles on em since my first post and I will agree with you that they are scary on dry break away. But when they break away in wet or snow they are significantly better than the RE92s. And yes, they do make the ride a bit more fuzzy. This concludes my 4k mile update.
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Old 02-02-2003, 02:08 AM   #5
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I've got alot more miles on em since my first post and I will agree with you that they are scary on dry break away. But when they break away in wet or snow they are significantly better than the RE92s. And yes, they do make the ride a bit more fuzzy. This concludes my 4k mile update.
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