Originally Posted by FormerRotor
I would suggest that you may want to invest in a winter wheel set-up. You could probably get a 17" set with low pressure or maybe high pressure cast wheels and lm60s for around 1100-1200.
By the time you get the tires change six times over three years the wheels will basically pay for themselves and you won't be stressing your rims & tires with constant install & removal.
...just a thought.
+1. I have a designated set of 17"s with blizzaks (square) on my non-xdrive vehicle, and it makes a world of difference. Summer Bridgestone RFT's are completely useless in the winter (if there's any snow on the road). however, w/ the blizzaks, I've had no issues whatsoever.