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Best snow tire

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#1 xforxlifex


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Posted 07 December 2003 - 05:35 PM

Yea im looking to get snow tires for my rx for better traction in this crappy new england weather.

Also what is the stock tire size on an 89 rx


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Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:06 PM

when your looking for snow tires check out the nokin hanakopalita 1
there awsome tires. i had blizzaks but they were only good on ice then i tried the Hankopalita's and they had very good traction in deep snow and on ice even up to 80mph (i hope you dont drive it that fast :D ) but if y ou do they will take care of you.
i havnt had them anyfaster then that on slick roads so above there its all guess work.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:35 PM

He means Nokian Hakkapeliitas. They are as good as they are difficult to spell. They are also manufactured under the Nordman logo (easier to spell). I've been told the Hak 1's and the 10's are no longer made, but I see them being sold here. So there are a bunch still in warehouses around the U.S.

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Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:14 PM

Also look for 'Wintermaster' tires by various manufactures (Vulcan and Cooper). Agressive tread pattern made from what looks like the same mold. Very good in snow and slop if you pick a narrow tire.

The Hakkapellitta's are awesome as well.


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Posted 07 December 2003 - 08:18 PM

Thanks alot. Do you have a web site of a dealer that sells those? i did a search on them and couldnt find anything to informal.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 02:24 AM

ill look and see if i can find a distributer

thanks for the spelling corrections.:rolleyes:

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:20 AM

There's a dealer list at www.nokian.com. Or take a weekend in Canada and import them yourselves. The website claims the 1's and 10's are no longer available and have been replaced by the Q (studless winter tire) and NRW (all season studless) and WR (studdable). The Q's and NRW's are awesome. The site is a bit awkward to navigate, but be patient and you'll find what you're looking for.



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Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:39 PM

How about the weathermaster st2?

it looks great.

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Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:53 PM

I have BF Goodrich studded snow tires..

When I go back out to my car I will post the make of the tires..

But yeah, I live in alaska and I've driven on all brands of winter tires and these I like the best.
Had Blizzak's last year, hated em (rubbers too damn soft only good for about 8000 miles [perhaps its the excessive spinning of my tires :P ])

As far as how fast you can go on the ice, well my car max's out at 97 and I've had it there twice this winter on slick rump roast roads

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