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Old 10-27-2003, 03:22 PM   #1
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Question Hankook W300?

Just found this tire on tires.com: Hankook IceBear W300

Couldn't find anything else about this tire...not even on Hankook's website. Don't know if this tire's too new or too old. The V-rating and the cheap price looks pretty good though.

Anyone has any ideas? Thx,
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Old 10-27-2003, 05:38 PM   #2
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You can find a little bit of info on Hankook's Canada website. (Don't have the link in front of me - you'll have to Google for it.) Looks like it must be pretty new. It's probably the tire I'll get this season. I haven't been able to find any reviews of it.

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Old 10-28-2003, 12:18 PM   #3
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Anyone? Anyone? I'm looking at a set of these from discounttiredirect, but have never heard of Hankook before. Anyone have any recommendations between an all-season and a dedicated snow tire? We get some snow, but I suspect that about 90% of the time I'm driving on pavement during the winter.

Please let me know if you hear about Hankooks or have an opinion on all season vs. dedicated winter tires.

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Old 10-28-2003, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks to Portly for the suggestion. I did find these on Canada's website. I also called Hankook and they told me it's definitely a new tire...perhaps too new for the IT ppl to put it on the web. For 99 bucks these can't be beat. V-rated too! Well that's what you get when stuff are made in Korean. Granted these won't hold up against the blizzaks or any of the nokians, but for me (in MD) it should be sufficient.

Also, it's been said many times that ANY winter tire will perform better in snow/ice than all season. All season is just a tire compromised for, well, all four seasons.

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:46 PM   #5
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If you would prefer an all-season tire with good snow abilities, the Dunlop SP5000 really is hard to beat. Frankly, I'd be getting another set if they made them in 205/50r16. I ran them for three winters in 205/55r15 and was really pleased with them.

If you want even more snow/ice traction, but still want good dry weather performance, Nokian WRs are apparently pretty great. I haven't tried them - too much $$$ for me - but people who have seem thrilled with them.

I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Hankooks - they "appear" to be constructed in a way that holds out hope for acceptable dry-weather performance, and I'm sure they'll out-do the Dunlops in the snow. If I don't like them, at least it wasn't a super-expensive experiment.

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Old 11-10-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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Just found some new info about this tire....Assuming you can read korean!

Hankook W300

p.s. I'm getting this tire just b/c it's so damn cheap. And if I could survive last year's winter storm of the east coast with OEM RE92's, I think these should be plenty.
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