I bought this tire a month ago to slap on our 12' Odyssey minivan after it was clear this was going to be the winter from The Day After Tomorrow. A genius move. My minivan is now like a snowcat capable of grooming trails on Mt. Fuji. Over ice the van remains under control. Over packed snow permanently residing over our streets these past several weeks, I can accelerate and pass any car or truck in my way. The tires do not slide away but rather bite and pull with confidence. The rear-end of the long minivan always feels stable. The difference between these dedicated snow ties and our OEM all-seasons is more stark than Madonna's face at the Grammy's. Dry traction is much better than expected considering my past experiences years ago with the WS-50s. An added bonus is how the soft tread blocks soften the impacts with the new potholes created by over-caffinated snow plow operators. Overall, I couldn't be happier after spending money out of budget in January. So far the snow keeps coming and we keep going. I strongly recommend these tires to any wife out there that refuses to listen to her husband's plea for approval to spend money on snow tires. Your ignorance will quickly be replaced with enlightenment.