As I wait for my 2011 STI DGM 5 door, I am planning my winter/snow tire purchase since winter will be here when the car comes in and I want to head to the WVA slopes. Snow in my area of VA is moderate, sometime a lot and some times ice and a few inches. The mountains of West VA where I ski get a lot. I’ve never purchase tires from the Tire Rack before, but I want to keep south of $2K for wheels and tires. My selection so far is as follows:
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D (stock size) $892
Motegi Racing MR118 $596
My local installer $140
Please provide some feedback/opinion of these choices.