The Blizzak is an all out winter tire which would be my choice if I also lived in Alaska. However, most of the winter is generally dry but cold so I prefer the Michelin since it performs well in the snow and on pavement.icky said:I use regular ol blizzak ws-50's and ill never buy a different winter tire. i have never had a problem in our fun alaskan winters with these tires. they're perfect.
It's never a good idea to mix and match tires whether it be brand or purpose.craigbmw03 said:With winter tires, does anyone know if you should put all four on or is it okay to just put them on the rear of the car?
Actually the winters in Canada are quite different from region to region. In the Calgary region of the west cold tempeartures and bare roads are more common through the winter than snow covered roads, so Blizzak WS50s are often chewed up in one winter (they only have good traction to half tread depth, then revert to all seasons once the special rubber compound is worn off). Michelin PA2s, Pirelli WinterSports or Dunlop Winter M3s are much better choices in these circumstances.westwest888 said:...Canada winter, has to be Bridgestone Blizzak. No question.