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Hello,

I recently purchased a 2010 Corolla LE(X) and due to tire size and bolt pattern, my Michelin X-Ice Xi2's I bought last year won't fit.

I was just wondering if anyone had any reccomendations for winter tires. I commute ~100 km a day on the highway durring the week.

I live in Southwestern Ontario and drive between Hamilton and Toronto, so while I do encounter ice occasionally, it is mostly snowy and slushy conditions, due to the salt and sand placed on the roads.



I was thinking between the following 3 tires, but am definitely open to all other suggestions :D
  1. Michelin X-Ice Xi2
  2. Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25 (or WS-60)
  3. Michelin Pilot Alpin PA3
 

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Choice #1 has won every review I have read for passenger car tires for the past few years on TireRack and Canadian Driver and more sites.
 

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Thanks LeanBurn. I only bought my Xi2s for my previous car last winter - which was incredibly mild - so I wasn't certain how they performed in 'regular' Ontario winter conditions.

I have been reading reviews elsewhere, and I am comming to the same conclusion...
 

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I have driven on Xi2's for two winters now and I can tell you first hand they are the best Winter Tire I have used.

Best Ice Traction
Great Deep Snow Traction
Even better slush/wet snow.

You won't be disappointed.

My XRS does great in the winter.

I only wish they had these back when I had my 323 GTX w/ AWD.
 

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For the guys running the X-Ice, are you finding the tread life reducing quickly on dry traction or is it fine? I've been told to get performance winter tires instead of snow/ice as they'll last longer but this winter I'll be buying new tires as well.

I do about 75% highway driving.
 

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My Xi2's have had minimal tread wear. 2 Winters and still look new.

But I am also religious about putting them on the last weekend of November, and pulling them off on the 2nd/3rd weekend of March.

I do that to reduce tread wear cause as soon as it gets warm, those babies will fade fast.
 

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Thanks, I'll consider the X-Ice then if I can get a good deal on them.
 

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i've been running dunlop winter sport 3D's on my 09 xrs for two seasons now in Calgary. They were a huge improvement over the stock all-seasons (which I thought were barely useable). They provide great overall traction (ice and snow), and what I really like about them (since we get a lot of dry pavement in Calgary during the winters as well) is that they handle dry road conditions almost as well as the summers.

I'd definitely buy them again given their reasonable price.
 

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I've heard good thing about the Michelin too. I've always had great luck with Bridgestone Blizzacks. Last year I tried the Yokohama W-drives as they had excellent reviews & I loved them too. I run them on my 09 Corolla S with great results. :thumbsup:
 
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