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Old 01-25-2004, 07:07 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Well i finally have decided to get winter tires.
I can't decide between the Bridgestone Blizzaks or the Michelin Pilot Alpins.
Im leaning towards the Blizzaks because they have better reviews on Tire Rack.
Any one here have any experience with either?

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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Are you referring to the Blizzak WS-50's? I believe they are more of a serious snow tire than the michelins. The michelins perform better on the street while teh Blizzaks are unstoppable in the snow. I'm running Blizzak WS-50's on my Legacy and I wouldn't even try to drive aggressively on them, but if you want ultimate snow traction, I highly recommend them.
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Old 01-25-2004, 07:30 PM   #3
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I don't think it is possible for me to not drive aggresively, esp after the snow melts!
Yes I was refering to the WS50's btw.
Anyone else have any input?

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Old 01-25-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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Yes, what WHTLEGACY said. I've been spending time with the Nokian WRs, in case you want something to add to the mix. I had WS-series Blizzaks, and the Nokians do give up some snow performance (about 10-15%) to the Blizzaks, but the immense difference in dry/wet performance is well worth the tradeoff (for me).

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Old 01-26-2004, 01:18 AM   #5
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I have the blizzaks on my car right now and they are the best snow tires i have ever owned, it grips with ice and snow even at high speeds. i was considering the alpines but there is more icey roads that anything here in alaska. one downside about the blizzaks is that the treadwear is very poor. thats why when you get them the tread is so much thicker than the alpines... but trust tire rack, get the blizzaks
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Blizzaks offer more snow and ice traction

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