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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

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Not impressed with the Blizzaks in the snow. Wanted Firestone Winterforce, but they weren't available in my size. They're amazing, especially when studded. Decided on Cooper's that look like the Nokians and had them studded. They were fantastic in all conditions in northern, northern New England.
Be really careful with studs. They are great that 1% of the time you really need them. But they a downright dangerous the other 99% of the time.

I will NEVER run studs and learned the hard way.

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How many sets of Blizzaks have YOU owned? My wife and I have run them for yrs and this is not our experience at all. We've had them on for 4+ Winter seasons without an issue December through May 1st.
I had two sets. This information is CLEARLY stated on the web.

Tirerack actually says 15,000 miles of winter service from Blizzaks.

http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/...id=116#howlong

But what do these guys know tires.

I'd have to get new snows every other winter if I went with Blizzaks.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

[QUOTE=DrSpeed;1326559]Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2



OEM Size
295/45R20 30.5x11.6R20 30.5"

Options:
275/50R20 30.8x10.8R20 30.8"+1.0%
285/50R20 31.2x11.2R20 31.2"

https://www.nokiantires.com/winter-t...liitta-r2-suv/

Ran them on an AWD Subaru Legacy GT (aka grown up STI). Went from Blizzak WS-60 at 50% tread to the Hakkapeleiitta's when we moved to Vail to drive on snow full time.

Blizzak's were great, but the Nokain's offered that extra little bit. Less sliding on clear mornings that were super cold, dealt well with the slush.

No direct size replacement, but I would go with a narrower tire to cut through the slush better. Get a set of take-offs and swap tires summer and winter.[/QUOT..

Gotta say, I always read good things about Nokian and I love the look of them...
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I had two sets. This information is CLEARLY stated on the web.

Tirerack actually says 15,000 miles of winter service from Blizzaks.

Winter Tech Information - Bridgestone Blizzak FAQs

But what do these guys know tires.

I'd have to get new snows every other winter if I went with Blizzaks.
I've read the info on Tirerack and that has not been my EXPERIENCE.
Unlike others who review tires based on what they read on the internet I prefer read world data. I'm sure tires having less traction over time is not a revelation to anyone but my EXPERIENCE with several sets of Blizzaks shows the difference to be unnoticeable over 20k.
I can't say my wife or I have put much more than 20k on a set because im a wheel whore so with that I also buy new tires. I've heard good things about the Nokian's but have always come across good deals on Blizzaks I couldn't pass up.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

There are several types of Blizzaks out there. Which ones are you talking about?
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Be really careful with studs. They are great that 1% of the time you really need them. But they a downright dangerous the other 99% of the time.

I will NEVER run studs and learned the hard way.
They're also illegal in most states.
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I've read the info on Tirerack and that has not been my EXPERIENCE.
Unlike others who review tires based on what they read on the internet I prefer read world data. I'm sure tires having less traction over time is not a revelation to anyone but my EXPERIENCE with several sets of Blizzaks shows the difference to be unnoticeable over 20k.
I can't say my wife or I have put much more than 20k on a set because im a wheel whore so with that I also buy new tires. I've heard good things about the Nokian's but have always come across good deals on Blizzaks I couldn't pass up.
20K !! Nokians are barley broken in after 20K.

If you don't drive much or care about replacing them often (20K is often in my book), then Blizzaks are fine.

I'm not going by what I read. I said I owned two sets. And what I experienced is what I can confirm online and you just confirmed as well. 20K miles is ridiculous.

You'll save money in the long run with Nokian's.

If you change out your vehicle often, by all means go for Blizzak's they are a lot cheaper. And they are VERY good, when they are not past that special compound.

I know several folks with RWD cars, like BMW's that use Blizzak's and just make sure they replace them often and use them as little as possible to stretch the number of seasons.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

Yeah I haven't kept a car past 4 winter seasons for a while and I usually put 6k miles on during that season so 24k would be the max I've had with no issues. I just bought Yoko IceGuard's for a ridiculously low closeout price for my wife's new car. I'm sure they'll be great and last a number of seasons since her commute is short. I guess the Nokians would be ideal if one was keeping a car from cradle to grave.
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Yeah I haven't kept a car past 4 winter seasons for a while and I usually put 6k miles on during that season so 24k would be the max I've had with no issues. I just bought Yoko IceGuard's for a ridiculously low closeout price from my wife's new car. I'm sure they'll be great and last a number of seasons since her commute is short. I guess the Nokians would be ideal if one was keeping a car from cradle to grave.
I've had 3 WK2's and keep using the same set of Nokians. They are on 2014 Durago 18" Take-Off RIM's. Probably have 20-25K on them now and they have a long way to go.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

I have a set of take off spider monkey rims. Will I run into any trouble trying to run 275/50R20 285/50R20 on them? Will I get any grief from installers? Will it cause any issues with my speedometer?
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I have a set of take off spider monkey rims. Will I run into any trouble trying to run 275/50R20 285/50R20 on them? Will I get any grief from installers? Will it cause any issues with my speedometer?
Long as your stock height you will have no issues,be warned there will be a difference in handling for sure.

and some installers will not put tires that do not match the default size. I know places like walmart will only put the tiresize that came off. unless you bring in bare rim.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

Based on the thread title, isn't it time for the OP to summarize the information?

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