How old/depth were your DM-V2s? My driveway is a pretty good test of snow tires and I find the WS-80 and xice2 on each of our cars pretty close really. I can't recall driving on ice and really feeling a difference? Both are going into the 3rd winter so we'll see if one compound ages better than the other.I had DM-V2 which is same generation and technology as WS-80. Absolutely abysmal in ice. Horrid! I put Xi2 after that and no issues whatsoever. They were bit less aggressive in deep stuff, but much, much better in everything else.