damn thats my dream garage. interesting that the blizzaks perform well...i have michelin x-ice 3 on 17in wheels as well but they dont drive very well. takes longer to brake, doesnt grip as well, pretty noisy at 60+ mph. weird that you got 255/ i think mine are 225. i believe thinner tires are better in snow. either way it sounds like i should go with blizzaks next.