BrandonTirerack said:By ratings you mean the customer survey results? These ratings are very subjective and should not be the only consideration when choosing a tire. Notice also the KDW2 has 18 surveys reported and only a 118,000 miles vs. over 1000 surveys and over 7 million miles for the SO3. I have tested the KDW2 and it doesn't make the top 5. The tread pattern does look wicked though and it is a pretty good tire.