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Old 01-18-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
Ben328iSP
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MZ-01 not half as good as WS-50 in snow?

I've got a set of Blizzak MZ-01s on my '00 328i (car has SP, I am running 205/55R16s for winter though, which I believe is the smallest size I can fit on the car) and am absolutely not impressed with them. They have great dry road handling, and do ok on the ice.....but they stink at snow/slush as far as I'm concerned....they seem to float really badly in turns, and the acceleration/braking grip is very marginal. I realize this is still a fairly large footprint tire for a light car.

I've had the WS-50 on two previous cars, and I have a set on a 740iL in the house right now that absolutely ROCKS in the snow (granted it weighs twice as much as the 328......I'm thinking the "tradeoff" that was made to increase dry road handling between the MZ-01 and the WS-50 decreases snow traction pretty considerably as a result.

Anyone second these thoughts??

How do those of you running WS-50s on your E46s like them??

(I thought I was in the wheel/tire forum when I posted this, moderators please move this


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