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Old 10-04-2000, 10:22 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a good performance snow tire. Yes, performance and snow don't really make sense but..I've narrowed down to 3 tires. Bridgestone Blizzak MZ-01 , Michelin Pilot Alpin, Pirelli Winter Ice Asimmetrico. Are there somne others you'd recommend?
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Old 10-04-2000, 10:25 AM   #2
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Forgot to tell....

The size I want is 205/55/16. Around the $100 range.

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Old 10-04-2000, 10:26 AM   #3
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ive been told the blizaks

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Old 10-04-2000, 10:31 AM   #4
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The best snow tire for over-all winter driving is the Michelin Pilot Alpin. They provide great handling characteristics(Much better than RE92's) and the grip in the snow/ice is outstanding.
Blizzaks are great, too, but only if you drive in areas where there is snow/ice on the roads 24/7. Otherwise they wear out quickly. Also, the sidewalls are squishy and they don't drive that well.
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Old 10-04-2000, 10:38 AM   #5
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Nokian Hakkapelita's are better than the blizzaks and last longer.
Discounttire (local stores )can get them for you.
I just ordered the Hakka 1's in 185/65R -15 for 86.- per tire.
You don't want to have 205's in the snow. Slimmer tires offer better grip in the snow.
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Old 10-04-2000, 11:17 AM   #6
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The Nokian Happa NRW's are probably one of the best Happa's out there. They have even longer wear than the 1's plus they utilize that walnet shell thing like the Toyo snowtires... I'm using this snow tire on my Legacy GT and L. I use the Blizzaks on my Accord and they aren't nearly as good as the Happas!
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Old 10-04-2000, 11:30 AM   #7
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I'm interested in this also.

This winter i'll be doing mostly freeway driving (300+ week), but also driving to skiing twice a week. For me Blizzaks will probably wear too much. I want something which is better than the RE92s on both dry/wet and ice/snow.

I was thinking of the Pirellis. But i'm not sure what the differences are between the Snowsport and the Asimettrico.
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Old 10-04-2000, 01:34 PM   #8
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And how much are the Alpins, costwise?
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Old 10-04-2000, 01:41 PM   #9
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I was extremely happy with Blizzak's on my VW GTi in good old Salt Lake City. Where I would often drive through deep fluffy snow down into deep slushy snow, that would freeze in to a ice rink at night in the valley. They were very comforting to have, and I'll probably get another set when I move back there with the subie.
 
Old 10-04-2000, 02:26 PM   #10
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Hakka 1's with studs.
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Old 10-04-2000, 03:43 PM   #11
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Trying something new this year, the Blizzak LM-22. I've been through 6 sets of NRWs on 4 cars, and they're a great winter compromise tire. Since we only get an assorted week of real snow down here, I figured I'd try something a little sportier this time.

The cooler the tread pattern, the better snow tires work, right?
www.tirerack.com/tires/bridgestone/bs_lm22.jsp

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Old 10-04-2000, 04:48 PM   #12
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Bridgestone certainly thinks that tire is the best... whew, it's pricey.

I'm still leaning hard towards the Pirelli Winter Ice Direzionale in 195/60-15 for $69 each.
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Old 10-04-2000, 05:45 PM   #13
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Check out www.tirerack.com for all the latest prices. I paid about $100 per tire and got a 'free' roadside assistance kit with my purchase.

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Old 10-04-2000, 06:25 PM   #14
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TOYO Observe Studless!!

I've put them on my Prelude for 3 years now, and it's fantastic up here in the snow. I fitted a set to my Impreza as well.

It's pure joy when I go on ski trips, except for the part where my gf gets upset cuz I spend 30 minutes "finding" parking in the back of the lots, doing powerslides and donuts....
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Old 10-04-2000, 07:42 PM   #15
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Nokian Hakkapolita Q (studless). 3.5' of snow/35 degree slope to the driveway/stopped half way up/ drove away; NO PROBLEM. Not to mention 17 miles of twisty mt. roads on the way to work; never let me down.
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Old 10-05-2000, 12:14 AM   #16
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Izzy: I have over 15k on my Pilot Alpins and they still have over half tread left. I drive over 500 miles a week to and from work. That doesn't include mileage to and from skiing (3hour minimum one way). I don't know about the Nokians but I've been very happy with the wear on my Alpins.
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:23 PM   #17
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Dunlop Graspic HS-1..thats the tire righ there. Talked to some ice racers and they recomend it over the Blizack for wear (same grip though) and over the Hakka Q's for handling.
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:30 PM   #18
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Yeah, I've had my HS-1's for 3 years now & they still look new aside from some minor siping warpage. Plus, the revamped version, the DS-1, debuts this year.

Don't get em if you like to drive fast on wet or dry pavement though.
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