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Has anyone used these before? I was thinking about getting a set in a 255/60/17 for the ML320 since the Dunlop SP 5000 aren't going to cut it in the winter, even with the all-wheel drive, and we want to keep the shinny side up.
Here are some of the specs:

* Premium performance in all weather conditions.
* Directional tread pattern, high-density siping and undeniable precision for luxury cars.
* Maximum responsiveness and handling in adverse weather conditions.
* Porsche-approved for 100% of their current vehicles Winter tire needs.
* Factory-recommended by Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen.
* Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) rated for SEVERE SNOW CONDITIONS.

I am thinking that they can't be a bad tire. Does anyone have any experiences with them
 

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am considering these as well for 300CE

am considering these as well for 300CE for Chicago-area winter use

Choosing between this and Bridgestone Blizzak WS-50

The test comparison data (from tirerack.com) is interesting:
- Dunlop has higher speed rating (H vs Q)
- Dunlop has better handling and dry traction, comfort, noise, wear
- Blizzak has better snow (and presumably ice) traction -- although Dunlop is NOT bad

Blizzak WS50 or Dunlop Sport M2 -- for Chicago, seems like Dunlop may have the edge. For a more snow/ice area, definitely Blizzak WS50

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Any first-hand experience with these on a Benz ??
 

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you are comparing an apple to an orange ...

Winter Sport M2's should be compared with
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you are comparing an apple to an orange ...

Winter Sport M2's should be compared with

Blizzak LM-22's

I would recommend the Blizzaks over the M2's but, the M2's are pretty good
 

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Can the LM-22 be had in a 255/60R17 size?...

Can the LM-22 be had in a 255/60R17 size?
 

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No problem Luke. I am going to get a set of 4. Unfortunately duty and exchange makes i...

No problem Luke. I am going to get a set of 4. Unfortunately duty and exchange makes it too expensive to order from the TireRack.

I suggest Canadians order from www.tiretrends.com Great service and excellent prices!
 

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Re: apples or oranges ??

you are comparing an apple to an orange ...

Winter Sport M2's should be compared with Blizzak LM-22's

I would recommend the Blizzaks over the M2's but, the M2's are pretty good
I guess my REAL question is:

For MBZ E-class in CHICAGO winter, do you suggest a "snow/ice" or "sport winter" fitment ??

Snow/Ice includes: Blizzak WS-50, Michelin Arctic Alpin, etc

Sport Winter includes: Blizzak LM-22, Dunlop Winter Sport M2, Michelin Pilot Alpin, Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice, etc
 

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In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires because even though you occationally...

In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires because even though you occationally get heavy snow, mostly your driving on lightly covered roads or wet roads and the sprt tires aere a little more versatile in those types of conditions
 

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Re: In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires

In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires because even though you occationally get heavy snow, mostly your driving on lightly covered roads or wet roads and the sprt tires aere a little more versatile in those types of conditions
Thanks Luke... that's what I had concluded, based on reviews, etc.

Am choosing between Dunlop WS M2, Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice, and possibly Blizzak LM22. Pirelli W210 is too $$ IMO.
 

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LM-22's
Pirelli w210
Pilot Alpin
Winter Sport M2's

is the order I would put them in
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LM-22's
Pirelli w210
Pilot Alpin
Winter Sport M2's

is the order I would put them in
 

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Re: LM-22'sPirelli w210Pilot AlpinWinter Sport M2'sis the order I would put them in

LM-22's
Pirelli w210
Pilot Alpin
Winter Sport M2's

is the order I would put them in
The Customer Survey data on TireRack website suggests that the Dunlop is a pretty good value, and a great all-around tire.

Blizzak LM-22 ($123) : best in Snow Traction and Ride Comfort (tie with Michelin)

Pirelli Winter 210 ($150) -- good Handling, best in Wet Traction

Michelin Pilot Alpin ($125) - best in Ride Comfort, Noise Comfort, and Wear

Dunlop WS M2 ($114) : best in Handling, good in Snow Traction, Noise Comfort and Wear

note: Bridgestone, Dunlop and Michelin tie for Best in Dry Traction
 

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Re: In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires because even though you occationally

In Chicago I typically recommend Sport Winter tires because even though you occationally get heavy snow, mostly your driving on lightly covered roads or wet roads and the sprt tires aere a little more versatile in those types of conditions
Would this be true for a heavy RWD vehicle without traction control ?? My fitment is a W124 coupe -- with ABS, no ASR/TCS.

Thanks
 
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