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Old 03-29-2017, 09:11 AM
 
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yup, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta is the absolute best winter tire..... period, but a bit expensive


The Blizzaks are very good but for the same money you could have the Michelin X-Ice 3, slightly higher rated winter tire
I run X-Ice 3s on my Honda HRV and even though we haven't had much snow this winter, when I was driving in snow, these things were great! I bought them off tirerack with steelies and picked them up at their warehouse east of Denver. The total out the door price was 665. Of course, here in a few weeks, I will be putting the all season wheels/tires back on.
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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Is this true across all brands? I know at one point in time, Nokian had a warehouse in northern New England where their Hakkapeliitta's were being studded as needed. This was probably 15 years ago.

I may have an unstudded one as a spare where I can check to see if the stud holes are in there.

FWIW, great thread. I'm going to use it next year when the CT guys argue over "snows or not"

Not sure how old that spare is. Tires cannot be serviced over 10 years old. Also, you cannot stud a tire once it's touched the ground. It has to be completely brand new
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Old 03-29-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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Not sure how old that spare is. Tires cannot be serviced over 10 years old. Also, you cannot stud a tire once it's touched the ground. It has to be completely brand new
Yes, I know. I'm not trying to stud a tire. Just pointing out that some do not have a studded vs unstudded rubber compound.


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No. Some studded tire use the softer rubbers, but I have seen some of the cheaper brands don't. Nokian uses great rubber.
Hands down, best tires ever. I went to Firestones for my last set as I couldn't get my 13" size in the Hakkas anymore and really regret it. Looks like I'm stuck going to 14s unless they've done a size change since then.
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Yes, I know. I'm not trying to stud a tire. Just pointing out that some do not have a studded vs unstudded rubber compound.




Hands down, best tires ever. I went to Firestones for my last set as I couldn't get my 13" size in the Hakkas anymore and really regret it. Looks like I'm stuck going to 14s unless they've done a size change since then.
I've owned Nokians, Michelins, Blizzaks, and Goodyears. I have been putting Blizzaks on our cars recently and been very happy with them. Nokians were great as well. The only ones I felt were questionable compared to everything else I owned were the Goodyears.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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Is there a consensus here if winter tires are worth it or not? My wife and I are moving to Denver in a week and a half. We will be sharing a car for the time-being. We both can work from home, but will be going to and from DIA about 2-3 times a month. We do ski, but this year since we'll be brand new to the city, and on a tighter budget, I can only see 1-2 ski trips for us this year.

Our friends that live there are pretty evenly split about whether we need them. We do have an AWD car, but my worry is when my wife, who has no experience driving in the snow, has pick me up from the airport late at night, or is alone with the dogs and is forced to drive for whatever the reason during/after a snow storm.

I'm leaning towards buying a set and having them installed late November, but wanted to see what you guys think?
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Bump.
Is there a consensus here if winter tires are worth it or not? My wife and I are moving to Denver in a week and a half. We will be sharing a car for the time-being. We both can work from home, but will be going to and from DIA about 2-3 times a month. We do ski, but this year since we'll be brand new to the city, and on a tighter budget, I can only see 1-2 ski trips for us this year.

Our friends that live there are pretty evenly split about whether we need them. We do have an AWD car, but my worry is when my wife, who has no experience driving in the snow, has pick me up from the airport late at night, or is alone with the dogs and is forced to drive for whatever the reason during/after a snow storm.

I'm leaning towards buying a set and having them installed late November, but wanted to see what you guys think?
My position on this is well documented. I don’t know anyone who has felt like they have made a mistake putting winter tires on. I do know people who wish they had.
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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Be careful of black ice. I had a rollover wreck in Kit Carson on i70 nearly two years ago mid December . I now know why they call it black ice , I thought it was the wind. Your wife needs to be extra careful if she has no experience driving in the snow .
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:15 PM
 
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My position on this is well documented. I donít know anyone who has felt like they have made a mistake putting winter tires on. I do know people who wish they had.
This right here. I've seen many a Subaru in the ditch during bad weather.
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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Is your peace of mind worth the $800 - $1,000 that winter tires and alloy or steel wheels will cost?

Watch some of the videos online ... Tire Rack has some and there are others, that show the difference in stopping and cornering with all season ("no season") tires versus Winter tires.
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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If you want extra peace of mind-throw an inexpensive pair of snows on your vehicle. Just tell your wife to watch her stopping distances either way
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