Halfway decent, loses grip a little than my OE Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus. This was hard driving through curvy roads.
Carbide chunks aren't good for noise suppression. Big surprise
That's why there's a radio in the car.
I can accelerate harder with barely any slip
Split mu: Mud/Tarmac
Hard acceleration (being stupid) tires spun a bit, but I still moved forward nonetheless. If I backed off on the throttle....no problems with grip
See split mu
Driving like a normal person, it's almost like there's no ice
Amazing. Traction was unbelieveable. The snow plow owner dropped his jaws when I went through 6" of unplowed snow like it was nothing (had a snow blower in the back also....to clear the store parking lot). Stopped...did a K-turn and backed to the door (of the store) with no problems whatsoever.
Packed to semi-packed snow....on a 4 lane road....I was passing people on the semi-plowed-packed snow lane, with no hints of instability (they were on the blowed lane)
My ABS rarely kicked in...except for when I had to slam on the brakes because I wasn't paying attention for a moment....stops quickly with the ABS...better than my OE tires.
I didn't get a heavily siped tire, like the Icelanders, Alpin, or Inardi.....the MDT's are a tire for all the seasons, if you can live with the tire noise.
I wonder how do the Extreme handle in the snow/ice since it doesn't have the extra biting edge which siping gives.
On a side note....I saw a WRX with Dunlop Graspic tires spin its front tire rather easily on packed snow, then the power went from the spins that slips to the wheels that grips (back). I wonder if a Quaife front LSD would make things nicer