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Winter Tires- summary thread

The most wonderful time of the year is coming. My SRT was awful in the snow on the highway last year with the Yokohamas. I remember there were a few different opinions on tires. The Blizzacks sounded interesting, but they don't seem to come in our size.

Please chime in and help me figure out the very best snow tires to keep this thing glued to New York roads in the winter.

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Old 09-20-2016, 10:32 AM
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:54 AM
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

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.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

The Pirelli website must be hosed. Right now they are showing no 295/45 20 tires available. I purchased Perilli winter tires off ebay in stock size, 1400 shipped to my door, ebay for TPMS and factory reproductions for another $700 shipped my door. All told 2200 for them delivered, mounted and balanced. Add to that it was double fuel perks so I got nearly $9 off gas too!
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

My plan is to get 20x9 reps and run 265/50r20 blizzaks for winter.

I'm Interested to know what others are or will be running for winter as well.


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The Pirelli website must be hosed. Right now they are showing no 295/45 20 tires available. I purchased Perilli winter tires off ebay in stock size, 1400 shipped to my door, ebay for TPMS and factory reproductions for another $700 shipped my door. All told 2200 for them delivered, mounted and balanced. Add to that it was double fuel perks so I got nearly $9 off gas too!
Ouch ...I was under $1600 for Factory Repros, TPMS, and 285/50/20 Blizzaks.
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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.
I'll second and even third this opinion.
The only tires better than Nokian Hakka are Nokian Hakka factory studded tires.
It take true stupidity combined with extreme skill to get in trouble with either of the holders of the world ice speed record.

Michelin and Pirelli ain't chopped liver, but they also ain't Nokian.
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Re: Winter Tires- summary thread

This will be my 4th winter on Pirelli's & replica wheels (Bring on the snow.).

No problems, at all.
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I'll second and even third this opinion.
The only tires better than Nokian Hakka are Nokian Hakka factory studded tires.
It take true stupidity combined with extreme skill to get in trouble with either of the holders of the world ice speed record.

Michelin and Pirelli ain't chopped liver, but they also ain't Nokian.
I'll 4th it. That's what I run. Blizzaks are great when new but they wear out REALLY fast.
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I'll 4th it. That's what I run. Blizzaks are great when new but they wear out REALLY fast.
This winter will be my third with my Blizzaks and they look new still, like the tread hasn't worn at all. Granted, 12k a year on the jeep for average mileage and half of that is with blizzaks. So maybe 12k miles on them.
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still waiting for someone to run A/T's on their SRT I WANT TO SEE IT DONE!
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