A lot of people,myself included, like to run a high performance all-season as a summer tire so we can get a decent amount of mileage out of them. If you're not tracking this car then an ultra high performance summer only tire is kind of overkill for the street. I always recommend a dedicated winter tire if you see snow or very low temps.I find no All-Seasons are good due to once the temperature hits a certain degree the rubber compound in All-Seasons make them useless in winter.
Yea idk about that in our car. I tried them on just lightly snow covered road and i wasnt doing too well.DWS hands down. my friend ran them on his MazdaSpeed 3 dynoed (330whp) and we drove around through 6 of snow on unplowed streets like it was nothing. he also uses them on his Evo
The rubber formulation with most all season tires has a blend of silica or some other carbon linked compound to provide for grip vs stiffness in sub 45F temps. Are you referring to summer only rubber?I find no All-Seasons are good due to once the temperature hits a certain degree the rubber compound in All-Seasons make them useless in winter.
I am in Lexington Ky so we have moderate snow....not much. Temps get well below optimum for summer only rubber though...debating the cost vs benefit of a winter set of rim/tires vs UHP all season, DWS being top on the list. Cost is king....so probably the latter.The DWS are a solid choice. The Michelins are an older design now, I wouldn't pay a premium for them at this point in their life.
You might consider getting the DW instead if you don't see any snow, it's a bit silly to run a car like this and stick all seasons on it IMHO. Yonder on that path lies trade-ins and econoboxes.