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      11-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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EDIT went with Michelin pilot Alpin pa4: 1033$
+ 70$ mail in rebate.
Awesome tires rated for v rating of 145 mph- great on dry pavement. He said don't even worry about slowing down or missing a beat with these winters! It's supposed to be amazing in the winter - Tire Rack helped me pick these out!
I'm getting them mounted for 25 a wheel at Belford tire a renowned tire mounting and balancing installation place right across town dude, onto my 18 stock rims.
I will probably sell the Michelin pilots for a pretty penny too!!
Man what a great choice!!!
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Definatly Blizzak!!!

Michelin produces excellent summer tires and shitty winter tires...
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Definatly Blizzak!!!

Michelin produces excellent summer tires and shitty winter tires...
Don't get me wrong! They are better as a lot of other brands!!! And the word is that they got a lot better last 2 years...

Would be great if you would do a Write-up after 2-3 months with the michelins...
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Yeah I'll definitely need a couple of months for that one bro
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Yeah I'll definitely need a couple of months for that one bro
And some snow
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Yea, you never know with this North American screwey weather. We never saw a CAT 1 hurricane....until last month...
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Definatly Blizzak!!!

Michelin produces excellent summer tires and shitty winter tires...
My Michelin X-Ice XI2 are certainly not shitty.
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My Michelin X-Ice XI2 are certainly not shitty.
Aren't really known in Western Europe...

Every year the big german auto magazines do their testing with winter tires. In a pretty professional way! And for Michelin, untill 2 years, it was really not good... The first year were the whole thing came down on them, they finished 3th last just before some chinese no-name brand

They do have some better results now so i am curious...
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Just saw that the Michelin you chose, was best in class 2012

So you did take the best one

http://www.reifentrends.de/adac-wint...2012-2013.html
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Wonder how far down mine rank compared to those.
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      11-22-2012, 11:04 AM   #11
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Wonder how far down mine rank compared to those.
???

You bought the Alpine 4 right?
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      11-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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Yea bro, were you referring to rem or me?
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???

You bought the Alpine 4 right?
Dark Knight has the sportier pilot alpin 4, not alpin 4.
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Dark Knight has the sportier pilot alpin 4, not alpin 4.
I wish I had known yours were available Remmib- I would have got them instead!
Tire Rack didn't mention those

Unless they aren't available in 18s
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I wish I had known yours were available Remmib- I would have got them instead!
Tire Rack didn't mention those

Unless they aren't available in 18s
Everything alright

The pilot alpin 4 won also

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Ah cool. Let's see what happens in the next couple of months
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There are sometimes tires offered in Europe that are not offered in North America and visa versa.
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Thanks Gary. You guys are always ace! Looking forward to using these shoes this winter- hearing that we're in for it in the Tri-state. What is your take on the Alpin PA4s?
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Don't get me wrong! They are better as a lot of other brands!!! And the word is that they got a lot better last 2 years...

Would be great if you would do a Write-up after 2-3 months with the michelins...
Michelin's are considered the best in numerous reviews for both studdless(x-ice) and performance(pilot alpin) winter tires. This includes tests beating Nokians.
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      11-23-2012, 06:47 PM   #20
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Michelin's are considered the best in numerous reviews for both studdless(x-ice) and performance(pilot alpin) winter tires. This includes tests beating Nokians.
As i said, the last 2 years... Before they really weren't any good (winter)...
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