put a set of the bridgestone LM-25 on the mini cooper S last year. was really impressed on the level of grip in the snow. and two other pluses 1) they are much quieter than the average snow tire and 2) they don't have that 'gummy' feel when cornerning like other snow tires.
no real compromises with this tire. you get pretty decent dry handling/braking and great snow capabilites too. and that H rating helps.
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