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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"
06 e90 330i/Alpine White/Terra Dakota
13 F25 X3 xDrive 35i/Black Sapphire Metallic/Oyster Nevada
18 F48 X1 xDrive 28i/Black Sapphire Metallic/Black SensaTec