This was a pretty good read.
I ordered Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32s last month, but it took me 3 weeks to get my OEM wheels to the shop to have the tires mounted on them.
They look good, too! I can’t wait for the first snow (or hint of real cold weather).
I’ve retired my ASA JH3 wheels (with mounted Michelin Alpin PA2s). I wanted to go 18″ for my winter tires (so that I could use my OEM wheels).
The ASAs are now for sale…whoever buys them will have to get new tires, as the Alpins are dry-rotting. No, the ASAs are not pretty, but I never bought them for that. I bought them because they were cheap (they were 2nd-hand) and I’m not about to buy Volks as winter wheels (why would I do that?). The ASAs served their purpose. I’m sure they’ll look attractive enough for someone that’s new to Subarus (like I was).