We run off brand sailun iceblazer's. I'm sure quattro carriers that one. We've run the dunlops wintermax' that came with some of the cars when they were having a winter tire promo when you buy a new car. Some drivers prefer the sailuns over the dunlops. The dunlops do wear faster. We tried some starfire? brand and they were junk, wore out after one winter.
Every winter here is a little different. Out of the different tire's I've ran on my personal junk my favorites were bfg winter slaloms on my 86' cutlass rwd and some old style appearing mud and snow tires I had on my 02' dodge pickup. They had a nice chunky tread pattern that cleared easily and lots of sipping for grip on ice. I had some blizzaks about 3 years ago and hated them on my Caravan, they were decent and stopping on ice but otherwise were not a great tire for the winter we had here. It's hard to find a decent all around tire that's good at everything, seems most are tight packed treads with lots of siping, basically a summer tire with softer compound and more slits cut in it that'll be better on ice than slush or deep snow.
I usually prefer a narrow tire in the winter, we get lots of snow and slushy conditions it's easy to have your ass end pass you if you're running wide tires and driving through fresh snow or deep slush on a highway. But different places get different crap on the roads to deal with and every winter seems to be different here.
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