[QUOTE=jackd;19960248]Will someone clarify this: Is BF Goodrich a second tier brand owned by Michelin? There's a statement to that effect under their Winter Slalom listing.QUOTE]
To answer my own question - Michelin bought out BF Goodrich tires and Uniroyal back in the late '80's. I've been looking at the Blizzaks online and I see that they no longer have an aggressive tread pattern. It is very obvious by looking at all the different brands that the technology has really changed over the last several years. Thanks for all the suggestions.