Jason.....Thats a fine lookin Alpine ! Welcome to the forum.
My 2 cents worth on the tire subject would be to go with the Bridgestones. (IMHO) Lots of opinions on tires around here, but I am not happy with the Goodyears that I put on mine last year and wish I would have gone with the Bridgestones. There are alot of tire failure stories you can read about on IRV2, but I dont remember seeing any that involve Bridgestone.
Have fun and enjoy your new Alpine !
2001 Alpine 36MDDS