There was little doubt just now on my way into work, in 3 inches of fresh powder, they spray a **** ton more than when I had driven it in the rain with the OEM sized tires on. Furthermore, in the mile drive from service last night, there was salt spray all along the side of the car, that had be washed about a couple hours before. Its definitely not ideal, but I do not want to spend money right now on tires for the rest of this season, with the move and all. Additionally, if I use these for the next 3 months, I feel a lot better about giving htem away after this season, as it will have been 5 years with them (but still less than 15k miles). They are WRG3s, so they were not cheap, an they do a damn good job for not being a full on set of snows.