Re: Re: COLNSUMER REPORTS SNOW TIRES 1999!


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Posted by RRS on October 30, 1999 at 15:10:53:

In Reply to: Re: COLNSUMER REPORTS SNOW TIRES 1999! posted by Vin on October 29, 1999 at 23:04:18:

I really need to get a copy, I guess it depends on how they ranked them this year, Yokohama Guardex 600 did really bad, but maybe they put to much weight on wet and dry performance.

From another post on usenet....November 1999

>The November 1999 Consumer Reports has an article on winter tires. They
> rate the Michelin Artic Alpin the highest, then Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice
and
> then Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15.
>
> 1. "Michelin Artic Alpin - excellent winter traction though cornering is
> slightly worse than on its predecessor the Michelin XM+S Alpin"
> 2. "Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice - very good overall but expensive. Excellent
on
> snow but sloppy during emergency handling"
> 3. "Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15 - A very good winter tire but don't delay
> switching to conventional tires in the spring."
> 4. "Pirelli Winter Ice Asimmetrico - a very good all-weather performer"
> 5. "Firestone Winterfire - a very good tire at a good price and the only
one
> in this group that can be studded."
> 6. "Dunlop Graspic HS-1 - a good tire overall with impressive winter
> performance but marginal wet and dry cornering grip."
> 7. "Yokohama Guardex 600 - good overall but among the worst in braking and
> cornering on wet pavement and the worst in resistance to hydroplaning."
> 8. "Cooper Weather-Master XGR - good overall - among the best in braking
on
> ice and in resistance to hydroplaning."

From another post, last year November 1998

Overall Ratings Snow/ice performance

1 Yokohama Guardex 600
2 Dunlop Graspic HS-1
3 Michelin XM+S Alpin
4 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15
5 Firestone Winterfire
6 Pirelli Winter Ice Asimmetrico
7 Cooper Weather-Master XGR
8 Firestone Firehawk Touring LH

Brand and model
Overall
score
Overall Ratings All-around performance

1 Michelin XM+S Alpin
2 Bridgestone Blizzak WS-15
3 Firestone Firehawk Touring LH
4 Pirelli Winter Ice Asimmetric
5 Firestone Winterfire
6 Dunlop Graspic HS-1
7 Yokohama Guardex 600
8 Cooper Weather-Master XGR



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