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I'm just looking to prep for next winter and since it is finally the end of cold season, or nearing the end for some, I figured I could get recommendations that you used this year or previous years. I live in the mid-atlantic and we have only a few days of snow rarely over 6 inches and ice and the usual rain throughout the season.

So if you would list the make and model and include size in your post plus your review that would be most appreciated. Any other recommendations or comments are welcome.

Thanks!
 

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If you don't get lots of snow then the Hankook W300 or Semperit SpeedGrip might be a better choice. Compared to most winter tires they have less aggressive tread and slightly harder rubber. You give up some deep snow traction but get more stable handling on wet pavement and apparently very good grip in icy/slushy conditions.

I live in Collingwood, Ontario, on the south shore of Georgian Bay. This is ski country, at least by southern Ontario standards, and we get a fair bit of snow most winters. I have Gislaved Nordfrost 5s (P195/65R15) on my Mazda3 and Mother has Blizzak WS50s (P185/65R15) on her Civic. Both are very good for country driving in 4-8 inches of snow and I am comfortable recommending either. The Nordfrosts are 6 years newer than the Blizzaks and are somewhat better in deep snow and exceptional on ice and in sloppy slushy stuff. I'm sure a newer model Blizzak, like the WS60 would be comparable.
 

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[quote author=balding geezer link=topic=140224.msg3022838#msg3022838 date=1238241042]
If you don't get lots of snow then the Hankook W300 or Semperit SpeedGrip might be a better choice.[/quote]+1. I've had 205/55/16 Semperit Speed-grips on this winter (taken off this morning as it happens) and they've done very well with little wear for 8000 miles. I didn't have to drive through very much deep snow but they were fine on ice. On dry pavement below 60F they feel like all-seasons with similar tire noise as the RSAs at 75mph.
 

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Forgot to mention when we get snow, it's generally a couple inches if it sticks to the road. Every other year or so we get over 6 inches at a time.
 

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2nd for Dunlop Wintersports 3D. Great winter tire for areas with infrequent deep snow falls. Drives like an All season tire when the roads are wet/dry, and very nice traction in snow.
 

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ah, good thread to follow for next year's prep now that people can post last winter's experience. good thinking :D
 

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25
Great in snow and wet, also super performance for cold dry as that is what you will be driving 95% of time. Ands when the snow hits they are great.
 

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[quote author=HenryK link=topic=140224.msg3027035#msg3027035 date=1238436787]
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25
Great in snow and wet, also super performance for cold dry as that is what you will be driving 95% of time. Ands when the snow hits they are great.
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I also recommend Bridgestone Blizzak. I used it during Winter and it's great!

I would also recommend you to take a look at Nokian WRG2. They're the only all season tire that carries the severe Winter symbol like rest of the Winter tires.
 

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[quote author=RPPM link=topic=140224.msg3023648#msg3023648 date=1238279509]
2nd for Dunlop Wintersports 3D. Great winter tire for areas with infrequent deep snow falls. Drives like an All season tire when the roads are wet/dry, and very nice traction in snow.
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cant agree more !!! i used them in our weather in Chicago.... and they were absolutely perfect... in 4-6 in. of snow.. you can keep up with 4x4's !!! on dry or wet road.. much better traction the on stock RS-A's !!!
 

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[quote author=RPPM link=topic=140224.msg3023648#msg3023648 date=1238279509]
2nd for Dunlop Wintersports 3D. Great winter tire for areas with infrequent deep snow falls. Drives like an All season tire when the roads are wet/dry, and very nice traction in snow.
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cant agree more !!! i used them in our weather in Chicago.... and they were absolutely perfect... in 4-6 in. of snow.. you can keep up with 4x4's !!!
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I was pwning people at lights like crazy with those tires :)
 

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hahaha yeap :) there was like 4 people asking me if im 4x4 :) hahah
 

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Dunlop Winter Sport M3's here and they were great! I live in CT and we get some of the worst/harshest weather. On a FWD car, I couldnt see how you could possibly get any better in the snow with these tires. Really inexpensive too! 215/55/16. Got them for $93/tire

You might have a hard time finding these though since they are an older model, they are now replaced with the Winter Sport 3D's.
 

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=140224.msg3028203#msg3028203 date=1238461453]
I only paid like $98 for the 3D's.
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woo, thx for posting the price. i was looking but couldn't really find prices easily, either they didn't have 'em or didn't show my stock mz3 size as available.
now i wish the forums had a way to "sticky" posts so I'll find this again in the late fall months if needed :)
 

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[quote author=HenryK link=topic=140224.msg3027035#msg3027035 date=1238436787]
Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25
Great in snow and wet, also super performance for cold dry as that is what you will be driving 95% of time. Ands when the snow hits they are great.
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I also recommend Bridgestone Blizzak. I used it during Winter and it's great!

I would also recommend you to take a look at Nokian WRG2. They're the only all season tire that carries the severe Winter symbol like rest of the Winter tires.
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Another one for Blizzaks. I have the LM22's. bought em used with about half tread gone. theyve worked great, but as they wore they slide more than if new(theyd prolly be great new, however). I can get another season on them but i know I wont have great traction, however lane changing in heavy snow is a breeze. the tire is pretty quiet and works wel in dry/cold i'll be taking them off this week, as i left em on a little longer because of some amazing potholes.
 

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[quote author=myst3 link=topic=140224.msg3028246#msg3028246 date=1238462510]
[quote author=halo0 link=topic=140224.msg3028203#msg3028203 date=1238461453]
I only paid like $98 for the 3D's.
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woo, thx for posting the price. i was looking but couldn't really find prices easily, either they didn't have 'em or didn't show my stock mz3 size as available.
now i wish the forums had a way to "sticky" posts so I'll find this again in the late fall months if needed :)

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At tirerack at least I think the prices fluctuate a lot depending on stock levels/time of year etc. I bought mine in mid-December.

I created a folder in my gmail account where I store all the thread links I think I might want to reference later, such as mods I want to do etc :) Also if you go to your profile on here under Modify profile -> Notifications, you can see all the threads you are subscribed to.
 

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I have Dunlop Graspic DS2 on my stock 17" wheels have served me very well for 3 winters.
 

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I don't think anyone with the Blizzaks have posted the tire size they went with. I'm under the assumption that most winter tires are put onto 16" steels.
 
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