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Old 11-17-2000, 06:35 AM   #1
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Post Snow tires? Which ones?

Which is the best snow tire? I know that thinner tires are best but I must have them in 205-50-16 because of the clearance on my Prodrive suspension.
I'll be driving on some snow and ice but also dry pavement.(SE Ohio) I don't want a set that will completely burn thru. (avg.driving)
Hakka's Q? NRW?
I got previous performance tires from tirerack but am open to hear other dealers.
Thanks for your help
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Old 11-17-2000, 06:56 AM   #2
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if you are driving (as you mention) on mixed surfaces: i keep hearing great things about the Michelin Pilot Alpin. it's said to be a very versatile tire, best of both worlds kind of thing. i have the Michelin Arctic Alpin and it's a complete dog in dry weather. i would avoid single purpose tires and look for a good winter all rounder.
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Old 11-17-2000, 07:13 AM   #3
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Pirelli's!!! I'll look at my tires when I get home and see which ones (model) I have... I'll edit my post but I know they are $68 on Tirerack with the 15" steelies combo.
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Old 11-17-2000, 07:16 AM   #4
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I had the Pilot Alpins on my 96' OBS. They were great in snow and slush, not to bad on dry payment either. As a matter of fact I think I got more miles out of them then my RE92s.
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Old 11-17-2000, 07:31 AM   #5
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I've got a set of Pirelli Winter Ice Direzoniale Plus. The sidewall is pretty stout (moreso than the RE92) but unsurprisingly the tread squirms quite a lot. Steering feel is light and there is a bit of road noise (less than a Yokohama A520 summer tire though).

Snow & ice performance? Dunno, haven't gotten any yet.
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Old 11-17-2000, 08:02 AM   #6
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Isn't there a rims and tires section where this should be in???

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Old 11-17-2000, 08:25 AM   #7
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I have Michelin Artic Alpins.
Haven't gone in deep snow.. yet... but i like em so far...

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Old 11-17-2000, 08:35 AM   #8
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I also have Michelin Arctic Alpin, they're the best huh, Subie Gal.
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