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kp
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posted November 16, 1999 09:39 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
O.K.....I know this question has been asked before....but...what tire would be best suited for my BMW M3. I live in michigan so we do get a good amount of snow but I want to use my car as a daily driver in the winter months. (will use 16" rims with the tire choice). I have looked at the following choices:
1. Michelin Arctic Alpin
2. Yoko Guardex 600
3. Pirelli Winter Ice Assim.
4. Bridgestone Blizzaks
Thanks for all your help

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bikor
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posted November 16, 1999 12:45 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Michelin Arctic Alpins were top choice in Consumer Reports. Not only are they great in ice and snow, they keep some semblance of reasonable dry and wet traction.

I put mine on this weekend. It is still dry and warm here (next weekend may bring some seasonal weather), but I am impressed by how smooth and quiet they are. They stick to pavement well, and I tested my all-wheel-drive out on a loose gravel road the other day and I was quite thrilled.

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sleffler
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posted November 18, 1999 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sleffler   Click Here to Email sleffler     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Check out the Nokian NRWH, a better all around tire than the others. There's a good description of it at
http://store.yahoo.com/michelin/nokiannrwh.html

My brother keeps these on his Beemer and is thrilled with them.

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Nils
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posted November 19, 1999 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nils   Click Here to Email Nils     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
There are many choices in so-called "friction" tires, depending on what blend of dry-wet-ice-snow performance you want. A review of seven tests of winter tires (three tests were European) showed the Arctic Alpins to be a good all-around performer, the Blizzak MZ-02 to be better on ice, the Blizzak WS-50 to be better on snow, and the Guardex and Pirelli are a cut below the Arctic Alpin and Blizzak in overall foul-weather performance.

The Arctic Alpin may also have a shorter life span than some other tires according to one long-term test. It starts out with less tread and wears rapidly (as do all friction tires)

Another friction tire that won several tests is the Nokian Hakka Q. Nokian's distributuion is limited, though, so it might be hard to find. Dealers are listed on the Nokian website <http://www.nokiantyres.com/>.

Whatever you choose, let us know how they work. Friction tires are relatively new and seem to be improving every year.

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kp
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posted November 24, 1999 03:43 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Well, I made a final decision....I went with the 205/55-16 Michelin Pilot Alpins....I heard good things about the Arctis Alpins and considering it is for a sports car I went with the higher pefrormance winter tire....I haven't had the chance to drive them in snow yet (didn't get anything yet) but I'll post something once I get some miles on them. Thanks to all for your suggestions/comments.

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slkman
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posted November 13, 2000 12:10 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
How did you get on with your Pilot Alpins? Also, did they wear ok or disappear quick like Blizzacks?

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Originally posted by kp:
Well, I made a final decision....I went with the 205/55-16 Michelin Pilot Alpins....I heard good things about the Arctis Alpins and considering it is for a sports car I went with the higher pefrormance winter tire....I haven't had the chance to drive them in snow yet (didn't get anything yet) but I'll post something once I get some miles on them. Thanks to all for your suggestions/comments.

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