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      11-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 and the REST

So I've been a Dunlop WinterSport guy for three sets of "3D's". I'm shopping around for a set of 4D's and a few people at work said why don't you get a set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7's. They claim it is the best WINTER tire out there. I've read the reviews and did a few searches here and haven't found much info.

http://www.nokiantyres.com/tyre?id=1...akkapeliitta+7

Live in CT and do primarily all highway driving. I don't want to lose any performance and feel a studded tire will make my ride less appealing and rough. Currently have an 09' 335XI. CT winters can be a mix of everything and just got 10 + inches last week in early November. Though last year we had a record for 60+ degree days.

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Are you even allowed to run studded tires in the US?

Tires like this are really soft, That makes them excellent on snow and ice, but not good in wet/dry tarmac
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Are you even allowed to run studded tires in the US?

Tires like this are really soft, That makes them excellent on snow and ice, but not good in wet/dry tarmac
Not sure if this is accurate http://www.milexautocare.com/steering/steer6.htm

I had a set of those tires (don't remember which model/non studded) on a EVO X, I usually run Blizzaks on all my vehicles. And they were just ok, I didnt feel as confident as I did with the Blizzaks when driving in snow or dry. I went through the same thing everyone bragging how good they were, I wasn't all that impressed. YMMV try them out, YOLO!
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In CT we can run studded from Dec. to end of March, 4 months.
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I have Hakka Rs and have been very impressed with them. That being said, they are the first brand-new snow tires I've owned, so it's hard to compare them to other sets I've run, which were already partially worn.
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hakk 7

Im running hakk 7s and i love them, but up here it snows a lot! The noise from the tires is actually really good (not that loud).But honestly if theres not that much snow and ice where you are i would stick with the hakk r's and save the money. Either way nokian makes a really good winter tire you will be happy.
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