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Since winter is almost here or already here for some, I thought this might be useful:<p><b>Consumer Reports Latest Winter Tire Test Results:</b><p><b>From first to last place:</b><p>1.) Goodyear Eagle Ultra Grip GW-2 $132 <br>An excellent all-around choice. Best dry and wet braking among H-rated tires. Best ice braking without ABS. <p>2.) Dunlop SP Winter Sport M2 $126 <br>An excellent all-around choice, with responsive handling. <p>3.) Pirelli Winter 210 SnowSport $155 <br>An excellent all-around choice, but pricey. Best dry cornering. <p>4.) Bridgestone Blizzak LM-22 $130 <br>An excellent all-around choice. Best emergency handling. <p>5.) Nokian Hakkapeliitta NRW $157 <br>A fine choice for snow, though not ideal for wet weather. Least capable in wet cornering. <p>6.) Michelin Pilot Alpin $116 <br>Best suited to areas where snow is less severe. Quiet ride. <p>The Nokian's had the best snow traction and the Dunlop's had the best ice braking. Michelan's had the worst dry braking and Nokian's had the worst wet braking. <p>All had of them were rated as Excellent handling except for Goodyear and Nokian which had Very Good. The top 3 were very good in resisting hydroplaning while the bottom 3 were average. Every tire scored average or better in every category except the Nokain in wet braking which only scored Fair.<p>-Drew
 

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Nice find! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Its getting to that time of year again!<br>I'm actually still using up cheap all seasons on my 15"s, the damb things won't wear out!! Maybe I'll toss them this year, they handle better than summer tires but all-seasons are still a little comprimising.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Nice find! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Its getting to that time of year again!<br>I'm actually still using up cheap all seasons on my 15"s, the damb things won't wear out!! Maybe I'll toss them this year, they handle better than summer tires but all-seasons are still a little comprimising.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I have a nice set of 15" snows for sale that would be a great fit for your car and they are C H E A P!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Yannis
 

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Are you selling the just the tires or the whole wheels? I already have 15" Volvo steel rims. Just tires.
 

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I've been driving the Nokian NRW for the last six years on my Nissan Maxima through Montreal winters, and have nothing but great things to say about them.<p>Now, since I soon need to outfit my T5 with a set of winter tires, I was planning on the NRW again, but I now understand that it is being phased out in favor of a passenger car version of the WR, which started out as a light truck/SUV tire.<p>It's apparently the latest and greatest performance snow technology Nokian has, and the good news is that my Montreal tire shop has them <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Anyone know anything else about them?<p>Mike
 
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