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      11-30-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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Dunlop Wintersport 3d VS Michelin PA4?

Anyone have a review of both of these? The tire shop is recommending the PA4 for a high performance winter tire (going on an M3 that will be mostly left at home in bad weather, as I have an older Toyota truck for wintertime use) but another seller is offering a Wintersport 3D (slightly used) for around $500 less (full wheel setup). Wondering if I should save the money and go with the cheaper setup.

I want something that drives well on dry days but that won't be dangerous in cold weather. As I said, the car will only see snow occasionally: I don't want to trash it in wintertime.
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Anyone have a review of both of these? The tire shop is recommending the PA4 for a high performance winter tire (going on an M3 that will be mostly left at home in bad weather, as I have an older Toyota truck for wintertime use) but another seller is offering a Wintersport 3D (slightly used) for around $500 less (full wheel setup). Wondering if I should save the money and go with the cheaper setup.

I want something that drives well on dry days but that won't be dangerous in cold weather. As I said, the car will only see snow occasionally: I don't want to trash it in wintertime.
The Pilot Alpin PA4 is a newer design with better dry road handling and steering response, a quieter ride and comparable if not better snow traction to the Dunlop Winter Sport 3D. That being said, the Winter Sport 3D would certainly get the job done for the use that you described. If the set is a smokin' deal I'd say go for it. Just make sure the set has at least 8/32nds of tread depth...if so they'll get you through most conditions with no problem.
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neither, get nokian hakkapeliitta r2

edit. also wasn't the 3d discontinued? its 4d now I think but I believe those are getting discontinued too
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