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Old 01-04-2018, 11:38 AM   #7151
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Will this clear 4/2 pots on my 04 wagon?
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:22 PM   #7152
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...I have zero experience with studded tires, but I can not believe how good these Nokiaís are...
You have the Hakka9s? How noisy are they?

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The [special clinch] rubber compound presses flexibly against the wheel flange, providing the bead area with more durability. The innovation also effectively minimises the interior noise, since it dampens the vibrations from the tyre body, preventing them from passing into the tyre and further inside the vehicle.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:00 AM   #7153
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:26 AM   #7154
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Sparco Assetto Gara
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Will this clear 4/2 pots on my 04 wagon?
Probably. Check tireracks site. If they offer this wheel in this spec for your car, then it will fit. Tire size is tire size is tire size. Thats your OEM size, of course it will fit.
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:28 AM   #7155
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Want? Have? What you mean, Dean?

Cant go wrong with a general.

Is that your stock tire size? That would mean youre only changing the offset and width. Check tirerack, if they offer it, then it will fit
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Old 01-05-2018, 11:31 AM   #7156
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Personally, I think finding takeoffs is a better option for winter tires. I dont like to change the offset, it can have negative effects in slippery conditions. Too bad aftermarket wheels dont come in more stock offsets as well. Its most times cheaper than a new set of low end aftermarkets like rota or sparco, even if you have them refinished first. Theres a lot to be said for OEM spec. Subarus are so plug and play too, you can put nearly any model tire/wheel on there.

Finding this to be more of an issue with my truck, very limited options to begin with, odd bolt circle spec, waiting for aftermarket to catch up. What is available, all poor taste and bling aside, has predominantly large changes in offset. No thanks. Prob gonna get a set of takeoffs in spring instead of unmounting my snow tires.
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Old 01-06-2018, 12:30 AM   #7157
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Thanks for the reply, Iím in a rush to get tires and these will be bought off a friend, my 04 WRX Wagon has swapped 4/2 pots, and just wondering if these will clear them. Iíve hand mixed responses so I just wasnít to sure.
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Old 01-06-2018, 09:41 AM   #7158
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Want? Have? What you mean, Dean?

Cant go wrong with a general.

Is that your stock tire size? That would mean youre only changing the offset and width. Check tirerack, if they offer it, then it will fit
Sorry, I must've misunderstood what this thread's purpose really was or didn't finish reading the full title.
I assumed we were posting our current winter wheel/tire set up, not asking for help/advice.
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:59 AM   #7159
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Sorry, I must've misunderstood what this thread's purpose really was or didn't finish reading the full title.
I assumed we were posting our current winter wheel/tire set up, not asking for help/advice.


I mustíve misunderstood as well, since I read the title as all winter tire questions go here, than rather starting a single thread about my dilemma.
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Old 01-06-2018, 11:02 AM   #7160
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"all winter tire questions go here" - from the topic title.

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:19 PM   #7161
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The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is being replaced with the new R3 this year. Nokian has not yet released a photo or details. They also introduced the new WRG4 all weather tire.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:33 PM   #7162
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Its a little bit of everything, this thread and thats A-OK. We're all just here to dork out.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:39 AM   #7163
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My currently snow tires are 245/40/18's on the factory rims. I know a narrower snow tire tends to grip better. I'm thinking of getting 225/45/18's, thoughts?
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:58 AM   #7164
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Narrower do not grip better. They cut to hard surface easier, if there is hard surface reachable.
Wider may be better on ice, dry and deep snow. Narrower helps in deep water, slush and snow.

What is OE size of tires and wheels?

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:34 AM   #7165
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The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is being replaced with the new R3 this year. Nokian has not yet released a photo or details. They also introduced the new WRG4 all weather tire.
Interesting, I really like the R2's. Had them on a couple of cars.

Nokian had a Hakka SUV 9 display tire randomly sitting at the center village walkway at Copper Mountain.

It looks like a beast of a tire.

(Gf put a set of the General Arctic 12 studded on her MDX this year. Obviously not a performance ride, but the tires work very well)
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:51 AM   #7166
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My currently snow tires are 245/40/18's on the factory rims. I know a narrower snow tire tends to grip better. I'm thinking of getting 225/45/18's, thoughts?
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Narrower do not grip better. They cut to hard surface easier, if there is hard surface reachable.
Wider may be better on ice, dry and deep snow. Narrower helps in deep water, slush and snow.

What is OE size of tires and wheels?

Krzys
Hes right, especially for your area, which isnt very different in characteristics than mine, Id stay stock with the size, it will spilt the diference between conditions well. The ony advantage I can see is a few dollars less per tire, if that.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:47 AM   #7167
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Nokians new all weather WRG4 tire:
https://www.nokiantires.com/company/...rmance-all-se/

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...With a new All Weather Dual Performance Compound, the Nokian WR G4 features longer lasting tread life and draws inspiration from nature with its Centipede Siping - jagged 3D sipes on the center rib that resemble the legs of a centipede - which grip the surface to maximize biting edges while maintaining stable handling.

The size selection ranges from 14 to 19 inches and speed ratings from H up to V. The full size selection of this new premium product will be available to consumers in early 2018..

...The Nokian WR G4 steers as precisely as an all-season tire on dry or wet highways or in busy traffic. For winter driving, it has the Mountain Snow Flake designation, ensuring predictable grip both in thick snow and slush. Additionally, the 3D locking sipes of the tread blocks improve lateral stiffness...
The all weather WRG4 appears to be a North American version of the WR-A4 winter tire, which has been for sale in the European market for about 2 years. They appear to have identical tread designs. But the WR-A4 has speed ratings up to W, and sizes up to 21 inch. It would not surprise me if the WRG4 has a different rubber formulation and/or internal construction than the WR-A4, to better suit the North American market.

https://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-wr-a4/
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Nokians new all weather WRG4 tire:

https://www.nokiantires.com/company/...rmance-all-se/







The all weather WRG4 appears to be a North American version of the WR-A4 winter tire, which has been for sale in the European market for about 2 years. They appear to have identical tread designs. But the WR-A4 has speed ratings up to W, and sizes up to 21 inch. It would not surprise me if the WRG4 has a different rubber formulation and/or internal construction than the WR-A4, to better suit the North American market.



https://www.nokiantyres.com/winter-tyres/nokian-wr-a4/


Thatís awesome! Iím new to all weather Tires. Iíve done winter tires before (blizzaks) and now performance winter Tires (also blizzaks). Where do All weather Tires rank between winters, perf winters, all season?
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For me, an all-weather tire is like a performance winter that can be used all year long, even during hot summers. A good choice for people who rarely drive on ice, but do drive on snow and slush, and don't want to have 2 sets of tires. For winter performance on snow, ice, and slush the AW will likely be superior to an AS, and likely a little inferior to a performance winter.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:12 PM   #7170
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:06 PM   #7171
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You have the Hakka9s? How noisy are they?

Nokian has this to say about them:
FWIW the Hakka 4 studded that I drove on years ago were pretty quiet. Definitely the quietest studded tire I have heard.

Outside the car you can definitely tell that it is a studded tire.

I was most impressed by the minimal wear of the studs despite the winter tires seeing a lot of pavement.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #7172
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Just picked up a set of stock 2015+ WRX 17" wheels, and they came with a set of lightly used Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D. Anyone have experience with these tires?

Deal was too good to pass up, $600 for the set.


Excellent tires, have used them over 12,000 miles so far, fourth season now, on my '08 STI on 17" BBS wheels. Great choice. $600 for the wheels and tires! Wow! Amazing deal!

Now I'm moving on to a '17 STI Limited, this time I have ordered a set of the Yokohama V905's in 18" size (keeping the original STI wheels!) from tirerack - handful of reviews and videos online seem to be pretty positive and I like the look of that tread pattern (similar to the Dunlops), for a great price
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:10 PM   #7173
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Hey all, I'm in the market for some winter tires. I'm planning on getting performance winters, because I live in Connecticut and my daily commute to work is 50 miles each way (95% highway). I'm leaning towards Yokohama W.drive V905, mainly because Consumer Reports rates them the best out of the performance winters that they tested (including the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4's). Before I take the leap though, I have a couple of questions for all you tire people:
  • Does anyone have any experience with the V905's? How'd they perform/last compared to other Perf winters you've driven?
  • I see that Tirerack only offers the new "Bluearth" V905's (not the original V905's). Has anyone heard if any of the "Bluearth" changes have/will negatively impact the tire's performance? Has the performance of other Yokohama tires been negatively impacted when they were changed for the Bluearth line?
  • Is there any reason why I shouldn't get these?
Thanks in advance.
I'm in CT too, familiar with all the driving you're talking about. For a few years I've been running 17" Dunlop Winter Sport 3D's on my '08 STI. Now I'm getting a new '17 STI Limited and I just ordered a set of these Yokohamas in 18" from tirerack (keeping the original STI wheels!) Looks like a great bargain. I didn't find any negative reviews of these anywhere online.
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I've got an '18 and loooove the stock wheels, so they'll stay dedicated summers for now.

Think I'm just going to go with the Enkeis. For just over $1200 I can get a set of great looking, quality wheels with decent winter rubber.

Great choice
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The Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is being replaced with the new R3 this year...
https://www.nokiantyres.com/company/...ta-r3-suv-pea/

https://www.nokiantyres.com/hakkapeliitta-r3
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