Posted by eg on January 18, 1999 at 23:45:55:
In Reply to: Pirelli Winter Ice vs Michelin xm+s alpin posted by Mike on January 18, 1999 at 19:02:13:
I use the Pirelli 210P on my BMW 325is without traction control and never had any problems with winter grip. If you drive consistently in snow it might not be a good choice as they are H-rated (210kph) so their compound is harder than most. The Winter
Ice Directional is a softer compound (T-rated I believe). In fresh snow the grip is average, packed snow, ice and slush the grip is very good. In wet and dry conditions the tire is excellent. Handling in the wet and dry is very predictable and stable under aggressive cornerning.
If it snows all winter where you live, the Pirelli might not be the best choice. If it snows and the roads gets cleared quickly, the Pirelli should give you a performance edge in all the other conditions.
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