Just took off a set of Pirelli Ice and Snow, which I ran year round with about 40k miles on the tires.. I run snow tires year round and have had success with the Pirelli's and feel the Dunlop's should be equally successful as the Pirelli's. So far, the Dunlop's offer better ice/snow traction, ride and steering response than the Pirelli's.. However, they are louder than the Pirelli's, but with the other benefits, I wouldn't go back.. If you have a RRS and live in the snow belt, run these Dunlop's or the Pirelli's year round.. You will be impressed.