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      10-31-2011, 12:39 PM   #1
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta R or Continental ExtremeWinterContact

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328i xDrive, 205/55R16
Anybody has experience running any of these 2 tires and which one would you recommend?
Canadian winters! Also any other alternative suggestion is greatly appreciated. I do realize these are pure winter tires
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      10-31-2011, 02:50 PM   #2
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You probably won't notice a difference between either. If you look at the last few years of NAF (Norway) winter tire tests, the same three tires seem to trade places in the top three or four postions.

• Michelin X-Ice Xi2
• Continental ContiVikingContact5 aka ExtremeWinterContact
• Nokian Hakkapeliitta R

The Bridegstone Blizzak WS70 was finally included in the 2011 test and it came in 5th, just behind the ExtremeWinterContact.

TireRack.com tested the Blizzak WS70, X-Ice Xi2 and ExtremeWinterContact and they all have very similar performance.

Frankly, I'd go with what ever you find the best deal on. Every test shows these tires are so similar that you'd need special test equipment to even tell the difference.


NAF 2009:
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NAF 2011:
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Both of those are popular here in Norway, and are some of the best tires on snow and ice, of course that makes them soft, so they're not so good in the wet.
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Thank you for all of your responses
I have done lots of research and honestly only hesitation as is based on which one would give better dry and wet breaking as remmib mentioned.
Sadly Continentals are sold out all over the city so pretty much only choice is Nokians, they are R rated which 170 Km/h and they come in 91 R and 94 R? 94 R is cheaper by 50 dollars per tire, what are the advantages/disadvantages of going with 94 vs 91?

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Thank you for all of your responses
I have done lots of research and honestly only hesitation as is based on which one would give better dry and wet breaking as remmib mentioned.
Sadly Continentals are sold out all over the city so pretty much only choice is Nokians, they are R rated which 170 Km/h and they come in 91 R and 94 R? 94 R is cheaper by 50 dollars per tire, what are the advantages/disadvantages of going with 94 vs 91?

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The 91 and 94 are the load index, and the e9x can use both.
I assume the 94 has a stiffer sidewall to support extra load, but that's just my assumption, and I don't know how big of a difference there may be.
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