From: "Matthew Teel" <matthew_at_beluga.com>
Subject: [E36M3] Re: 16" winter wheels & snow tires
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 09:39:20 -0800
To reiterate what I've said here before...
Pirelli Winter Ice in 215/45-R-17 has worked superlative from me. I put 7K
miles on them last winter and they still look new.
Not going to be as good as P210s on the wet/dry, but when it gets cold,
these things stick like glue. Only Q rated... 100Mph. I had them going 100
last winter on hard packed snow. Rock solid. I pushed snow over the hood one
day when they hadn't plowed our road and I had to leave. Don't even own a
set of chains. Drove in the worst of Alaska conditions. Kept waiting to get
stuck... but it never happened.
ASC+T is amazing. Wife agrees... more stable and better traction than our
front wheel drive Caravan with slightly worn studded Goodyears (second and
last season on them).
The only other combination that I would concider is 16" steel wheels with
Studded Nokian Hakkapeliittas.
If you live in the northern tier, Canada or Alaska, Winter Ice's are great.
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