Hard pressed to find a tire of this quality and price as my OEM fit for winter. Not sure why the negative review here earlier. If you want a good winter tire that handles the mtn passes from Calgary to Revelstoke through Montana to Tahoe/Donner summit in all conditions then this one will work just fine. Put 8000KM last winter driving to all the ski resorts and never had an issue. Of course you could stud them but I had no need to. Driving to conditions and even more aggressively than one should at times I have no complaints. Quality tire and does it's job well. Maybe could down size for better overall traction but the handling is what I favored plus I had all wheel drive.