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    Default I like my Arctic Alpines from Costco

    14-195-65

    $118 each including install. puncture repair while owning the tire. $50 cash back right away if you buy 4.

    I've had them for over a week now. I went from a 55 series to a 65 for the winter. The 60's are $10 less each.
    They are awesome on ice. I feel 5X as safe compared to my summer tires. No spinning or sliding unless on purpose. Highly recommended.
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    its like night and day, the difference between winter and summer tires!

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    i got some too...best investment i have ever made...they r awesome!

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    yes, or your parent's card.
    Current Cars:
    1970 Chevy Blazer, 2wd
    1972 Chevy Super Cheyenne C10 Pickup 402 big block, 700R4
    2003 BMW X5 4.6IS Doushmobile
    2004 GMC 2500HD 8.1L Snow plow, dog hauler

    Past Cars:
    2015 Ford Fiesta ST | Cobb Stage 1, catless downpipe
    2008 Corvette Z06 - 11.39 at 123.8mph
    2002 Corvette Z06 - 12.10 at 116.5mph
    2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ
    1993 5L Mustang - 12.59 at 108
    1989 5L Mustang
    1990 Jeep Cherokee
    1991 Acura Integra RS 403Honda

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    Same Here, but I wonder how fast would they wear out???
    ?????

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    I sell that same size tire and brand for $99.00/tire inc. GST right now

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    I had the Pilot Arctic Alpines ordered in by Costco
    Put em on two nights ago after the snow fall
    boy you notice a difference right away
    the traction is amazing

    first time ever purchasing a set of winter tires
    Best investment ever
    SHIFT_theburger

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    be careful with these tires! theyll wear away like nothing!

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    Artic Alpines? Do they compare to those Nordic WinterTracs/Icetracs?

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    Just the card I believe. Or if you have a job, see if your company has one for employees. Mine did.
    Current Cars:
    1970 Chevy Blazer, 2wd
    1972 Chevy Super Cheyenne C10 Pickup 402 big block, 700R4
    2003 BMW X5 4.6IS Doushmobile
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    2008 Corvette Z06 - 11.39 at 123.8mph
    2002 Corvette Z06 - 12.10 at 116.5mph
    2005 Jeep Wrangler LJ
    1993 5L Mustang - 12.59 at 108
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    Originally posted by szw
    Actually I think alpines are supposed to have good wear, blizzaks are the bad ones.

    Anyways, for the ppl who went to costco...can you use your parents costco card, or do you parents have to go? I have my parents card but they are out of town.
    well i know i went thru a set of artic alpines in one winter...

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    I just put my Pilot Alpins on today and the service guy told me that those tires were really good on snow and ice and told me to try it out in an empty parking lot with snow and ice. I've only had them for about 2 hours but I'm not very impressed. I still slide but not as much...maybe I just drive aggressively and expect too much out of them... ?

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    I think aggressive driving should be kept to a minimal in the colder months.

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    Originally posted by szw
    Weird, i will watch mine. I heard on avg. they should last 3-4 seasons.
    heh it might have to do with my driving habits

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    The Hrated winters will not perform near as well as an S or T rated tire on snow or ice. They will perform better on dry roads but I guess that kinda defeats the purpose doesn't it? You should have contacted me about winters The best performing H rated winter I know of is the Toyo Garit HT with Microbit technology They have crushed walnuts in the rubber.


    Originally posted by girlRACER
    I just put my Pilot Alpins on today and the service guy told me that those tires were really good on snow and ice and told me to try it out in an empty parking lot with snow and ice. I've only had them for about 2 hours but I'm not very impressed. I still slide but not as much...maybe I just drive aggressively and expect too much out of them... ?

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    Originally posted by girlRACER
    I just put my Pilot Alpins on today and the service guy told me that those tires were really good on snow and ice and told me to try it out in an empty parking lot with snow and ice. I've only had them for about 2 hours but I'm not very impressed. I still slide but not as much...maybe I just drive aggressively and expect too much out of them... ?
    Should have went with the Arctic Alpins instead of the Pilot Alpins. The Pilot Alpins have a higher speed rating if you wanna do top speed runs during winter, but other than that the Arctic Alpins are rated higher by michelin. However, with that said, based on user surveys on tirerack, the Pilot Alpins are better. I wonder if its because the owners spent more and are justifying their purchase? hehe.

    But wait until theres actually snow on the ground before you judge them, winter tires suck for traction when theres no snow on the ground.

    http://www.michelin.ca/ca/eng/local/catalog/cat_07.htm
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    Thought I would throw in how much more aggressive the Toyo Garit HT's are compared to the Artic Alpins.

    Toyo Garit HT


    Michelin Pilot Alpin

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    i bought my artic alpine from costco as well. bought 195/60 R14

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