Snow tires already?

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  1. naucrx

    naucrx New Member

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    I've driven in the snow with summer tires before, and it sure isn't fun. I've been taking it easy here the last week with the cooler temps in the morning. That said, I will probably wait until there is snow in the forecast before actually swapping over. I'm still bummed that I never got around to putting in my short shifter, prob won't get that done now until spring. :(
     
  2. Norm03s

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    My friend in Milton uses the Nokian Hakkapeliitta's and swears by them. All my research supports her opinion. Have you used them before?

    I am considering the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R's in size 185/65R15 92R XL B mounted on some Justa hOle's.
     
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    I had them on my front wheel drive civic hatch and they outperformed my 4-wheel drive vehicle.

    Getting them for my MINI next week. :Thumbsup:
     
  4. Norm03s

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    What tires are those? can y0u put up some more detail on them please.
     
  5. wmwny

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    I usualy take off my summers right after my last summer HPDE in late August/early September and put on the all seasons til late November/early december when the snows go on til early Spring and all season time again.
     
  6. Nathan

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    If you use the Hakkapeliitta's do you have to know how to pronounce the name?
     
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    It helps if you have a chicken bone stuck in the back of your throat.....:D
     
  8. Crashton

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    Hakka's are the best winter tire I have ever driven on. Unfortunately they are also the most expensive.

    After I wore the Hakka's out on both of our cars I switched to another brand. Very good, but not Hakka's. They work well & I saved some donut money. :donut1:
     
  9. 05r50

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    not for me

    Heck,

    I just mounted my s.drives on Crashton's fine shiny wheels he sold me :wink:.

    I gotta run 'em at least a couple of weeks before the winter tires go on.
     
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  11. Person Moved On

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    looking to swap out the Dunlop RFs with some all-weather Michelins this week, maybe sooner. Did an overnight to Akron this weekend and on the way back noticed a bulge on the front drivers side tire... never liked the RF's anyway...
     
  12. iwashmycar

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    Mark, I likey the black rims. My favorite so far!
     
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    Mine are likely going on this weekend (sigh)...
     
  14. rigidjunkie

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    I can't believe how many people have summer, all seasons and snow tires!!

    Chuck I have a newer set of summers on my car now, I think the last time I saw you I was running my original tires. They were getting scarry on anything other than dry surfaces so I bought a set of lightly used tires from a friend and mounted them. The problem is they are a softer rubber and under 45-50 they feel funny until they get some heat in them. They are also not very progressive so while there is more grip when it leaves it leaves in a hurry.
     
  15. LIL PIGG

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    I was thinking the same thing? you people (that's right I said you people) must have 8 tires in your garages all the time. I will admit I do have another set for my mini but they are for autocrossing and they are not mounted, plus they are really small compared to your wheels.
     
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    Dedicated winter snow tires

    Pronounce it, heck I can't even spell it without a link to copy and paste from.
    But I recognize the name when I see it and recommendations from trusted folks that live through some nasty Winters every year say they are very good at what they do even the studless versions.
    I figure I can get about six winters out of a set on dedicated wheels. What do you folks think about size?
    175/65R15 84 T
    185/55R15 86 H XL
    185/60R15 88 T XL
    185/65R15 92 H XL
    185/65R15 92 T XL
    195/50R15 86 H XL
    195/55R15 89 H XL

    Mounted on MINI 15 inch hollies, I rather use some steel wheels though, any recommendations?
     
  17. Crashton

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    I only have 12 extra sets of wheels & tires in my garage. 2 sets each for 3 cars, summer shoes & winter shoes. I used to have many more, but I'm cutting back.:wink:

    Do you drive your Mini in the slush & salt?. Thought you had another car for such duty.
     
  18. Crashton

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    Narrow is better, for me 175/65R15 or 185/60/15 depending on availability.
     
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    #39 05r50, Oct 31, 2011
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    Ooops. Where are my manners?
     

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    Here you go.

     

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