witeshark. I am sorry for what I said to you. It is in fact true that narrower snow tires are better than wider ones because more weight is applied over a smaller area thus increasing the friction that is available over the contact patch of the tire. For that reason it is desirable to get the narrower of the wheels that fit on your rim that does not apprieciably affect your speedo while driving. These things being said, I am not going to be driving around on skinny tires and most vette owners won't either. We have performance cars and as such there is a requirement that we have some traction when the weather warms up a bit. That requirement means that there is a limit on how narrow one wants to go with their winter tires.
I find that blizzaks give me the ultimate in traction in black ice conditons and anything else winterwise. They just plain suck when you push them in moderate weather so I tend torward pirellis that have the inner carass of their performance tires with the outer rubber of there winter ice formula. This combination worked well on my subaru and my crx. The blizzacks were very nice on my civic ex. I had both the ex and the crx at the same time so I was able to do the comparo of the two. My driving style and skill made the pirellis way more enjoyable for me. I was married then and my wife drove the ex. Those tires are better for those that are not really driving when they drive.