After 12 years of all season tires on a 2001 Prelude, I purchased the Winterforce pre-mounted and balanced on steel wheels. These things grip like asphalt magnets!! Almost frustrating to drive in snow now! Everyone else is creeping along like they're driving in snow. I live on the edge of the city at the top of a hill. Too many times I had to take a run to get to the top, and sometimes didn't. The worst part of my drive was thinking about the last 1/4 mile on the home drive. They're quiet and the ride is excellent. I can't say enough about this tire. I went straight off the recommendation, and got the black hubcaps. Everyone thinks I got new black wheels, they even look great! Thanks Tire Rack. You guys are great! These things will drive up the side of a building. I can't remember the tire losing grip. Push the pedal, and they bite. Pull the trigger on these now. You won't be sorry.