Originally Posted by blue rag top
I bought 4 wheels with studded snows from Tire Rack this year. The 1st snow went good.
My first season here in CO, I ran the old school style Firestone Winterforce tires; which can be run with studs. Figured I would try and see how they did without. Here, the fricken snow tends to melt off so fast on the roads that I decided to not have them installed. But there are times when the the snow gets pretty deep and I often wonder how much better the studs would have been.
This season is the first I am running with the new school style- Blizzaks.
I have been through my first couple snow storms: And from my perspective I would say the Blizzaks are a much better all around performance tire. More like a really heavy duty all-season than a true old style snow tire. I can't kick as big of rooster tails with them.
They feel much more like a regular tire on dry pavement. And they do seem to grab and go pretty darn good in the snow. So a decent compromise snow tire not near as annoying when on dry payment.