Where I live we keep M&S tires on year round cuz ya never know . I'm running
Hankook DynaPro ATM's , and have chains in case of ice . Much more agressive
tread pattern than the X-ice , and they don't roar on the highway . If my
good friend Wally is right , they also wear very well .
He ran a set on his Jeep for over 40k miles , has them on his P/U now but
they're about gone - I think he got another 20k on them on the truck . Our
SUV is heavier than his Jeep , but not driven as aggressively .
I put a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 on our car last winter, and they
seemed to do OK. They're on again now, but we haven't had much snow yet.
They were top-rated at TireRack.com last year, but I got them at Costco;
not much difference in price with the $70 instant rebate at Costco. (At
the moment, however, the $70 instant rebate is on Michelin, IIRC.)
On Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:11:09 PM UTC-5, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
Blizzaks are fantastic snow tires but only in the cold. The reason they are
so good in the snow is because of how soft they are. If they are driven in
warm temperatures, they will wear very quickly.
You pay a lot for the snow performance, but you basically have to hope for
long, cold winters in order to get your money's worth.
That Nokian is all weather rated but wears fast I heard. Just winter
tire is pretty good. Blizzak when hew is excellent but when tread wears
down it becomes no good 'coz rubber compound is is different. I am
looking at Toy Ice Guard and Continental extreme contact. Summer tire on
my new car is Continental. So will have to check it out little more.
Wheels I ordered are coming in this week end. I have to choose one set
quick. Short listed Michelin, Toyo, Continental(new car summer tire is
Conti. now. Used to be Michelin) Winter is here now. Minus 20C and some
snow flying around.
Just finished installing a set of winter tires with OEM rims. Michelin
does not have my size. Ended up with Toyo Observer SUV tires, 245/55/19.
First impression, Toyo is as good as Michelin in the wet snow.
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