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      10-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #1367
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Originally Posted by divisionbell77 View Post
Anyone from the east side of Cleveland, or another lake effect area?

Looking to see opinions on on the Mich Pilot Alpin PA3 performance winter tires in these conditions.

I am hoping that the performance will be good enough instead of studdless.
No experience with the Michelin's, we run Bridgestone 225/40/18 & 255/35/18 Summer Performance staggered setup and Blizzaks 205/55/16 winter tires (studless) in a square setup. Superior handling in snow and ice. We run these on the wife's 325i RWD. It was recommended to run a narrow/square set-up tire (i.e. 55 series) versus a wider/staggered set up (i.e. 40/35 series) the narrower tend to cut thru snow better.

Check Tire Rack & Car and Driver, both have done comparisons of "winter tires"
13 F25 X3 xDrive 35i/Black Sapphire Metallic/Oyster Nevada Leather/Cold Weather/Cold Weather II/Premium/Sport Activity/Technology/X-Line/Style 309's
06 e90 330i/Alpine White/Terra Dakota /Steptronic/Cold Weather/Premium/Sport/CA/PDC/Xenon/Logic 7/Style 162's