So I wanted to keep the factory tires and rims for summer and get a set of rims and winter tires for the winter this November. My car is black and I was thinking of going with 17" black painted Sparco rims. I cannot decide on what tire to get. I live in Maryland. Our winters can be cold as hell but we do not get as much snow as the north and midwest. I need a good tire that will do very well on cold roads and be able to handle the occasional snow storm and slush. I was thinking of either the Bridgestone Blizzaks or the Continental winter contacts.