If the same price, which would you chose? I plan to buy a winter set during the current DTD sale. After rebates, I can buy nice alloys instead of black steelies, for the same price. I know the pluses and minuses of both. Steel is stronger, heavier (better traction?), but corrodes much easier, and are homely. Alloy looks much better, resists corrosion, but will dent/ding much easier, and you typically have to buy new tuner lugs (another +~$30). I've had both in the past, but only for 1 season each. Our winters really vary in KC. We haven't had bad ice in the past several years.