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      10-21-2019, 11:07 PM   #1
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Pirelli Sottozero or X-ice?

Recently moved to southern Ontario and looking for advice on which of these 2 to chose. anyone have experience with both?
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Have good experience with xice
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Both are good tires, but personally I would go with Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires if you can find them in your area.
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I've used both.

Disclaimer: the Xi3's were on a E82 1-Series (RWD) - the Sotto's RFT are on an F30 X-drive

Michelin Xi3 is a great improvement over their original X-ice tire. Xi3 I found quiet and comfortable, but a little mushy compared to the Summer Pilot Super Sport, but it's generally expected from most non-RFT wintertire. - Great for Wet and Slushy snow conditions. - Deep compact heavy snow not so much.

Pirelli is not my first choice when it comes to tire brands, but it's what the dealer offered on their OEM winter wheel kits.

Last winter was my the first winter on Sottozero 2' RFT, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the handling in dry/wet conditions, it felt like I was on summer tires.
Performed well overall, snow, slush & wet performance is good.

Sotto's were slightly more noisy over dry pavement. -

HAKKA's are amazing, but not sure they are worth the premium. - I guess it depends on how harsh your winters are.
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xIce3 if you can, friends advised against Sottozeros (even though xice isn't avail on 19" stag) - Sottozeros act more like all-season tires and will give you a little more road noise but a lot more performance on the non-slushy/wet winter days, but as soon as any snow/ice/slush gets involved they're mediocre winter tires. Also, over long-term wear&tear, Xices rate much better.
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X-ice i3's as others have mentioned are an excellent tire.
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Both are good tires, but personally I would go with Nokian Hakkapeliitta tires if you can find them in your area.
Nokian Hakka's would be a prudent choice - great tires. I had very good experience with Pirelli Sottozero winter tires. They performed well in any winter conditions.
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