Something to keep in mind when discussing performance of a tire in the snow. Traction in the snow, before a road is plowed is completely different from traction on packed down snow and/or ice. Same goes with all wheel drive vehicles. People have snow tires on their vehicles or have a 4 wheel SUV and they think they can drive on hard packed snow or ice with no problem. Wrong. Tread design and hardness of rubber have very little effect on ice or hard packed snow. We used to be able to use studded snow tires here in Minnesota and they were great on ice, but they ate the roads up and were made illegal.
1999 SSE. 108K. Cleared Corners, Mobile 1, Energy Suspension endlinks. Ported and Polished LIM, NGK TR-55 Sparkplugs, 180 drilled Intense stat, Flow matched injectors, Intense FWI, Intense PCM, MagnaFlow Cat.