StuR, glad you got it sorted. I went the other way with tires. I had the factory Goodyear SRA's, and they worked very well in the snow. But I was unemployed when they finally wore out, so I had to just get something as cheap as possible. So I picked up a set of four used michelin gas saver tires ($80 for all four off craigslist). They are not good in the snow! Way more slipping and sliding and the front wheels almost always plow straight ahead when trying to turn now. Definitely more challenging to drive. Now that I have a job, I'll have to start saving for a new set of proper off-road tires.