I have been searching these forums for people's impressions of their 17" winter tires and have found little to no results. So, with that said, I am starting my own thread. I am going to purchase a set of winter tires (most likely Dunlop Winter Sport M3) in the next day or two. I am doing this because I live in Cleveland and we have been getting a lot of snow and ice lately. This recent snow & ice caused me to get in a wreck the other day in my 03 MINI Cooper S. I am alright, but my baby isn't. It's not terrible, but the radiator is cracked, the bumper is f'd up, and the hood has a nasty dent in it. I was driving on the night of the first heavy snow fall. It was a terrible mess out there and my performance run-flat Euforia's were not cutting it. I hit a patch of particularly bad ice at 15mph and lost control and ran up under a Pathfinder. Ouch. Well, no worries, no major damage and the car is headed into the shop to be fixed up like new and insurance will pay for it. The winter tires will be fitted while in the shop. Anyhow, I will stop rambling and say that I am very interested to hear how others out there have fared on their 17" winter tires? I am planning on putting 205/50/17 Dunlop Winter Sport M3's on my stock 17" S-Lite wheels for two reasons. 1) to save money over buying new wheels 2) in the summer I want to replace my 17" S-Lites with a light weight set of aftermarket wheels with light weight non run-flat performance tires. I figured I would use them for winter driving and just wash them regularly to keep the salt off. Can anyone give me some feedback of their experience or expertise of what I can expect with the 17" tires in the winter on the S-Lites? Thanks!