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I have had my Nokian Winter Performance tires on for a while now, they work great! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

Nokian is a Swedish company and they make the only 55 profile winter tires that I could find. I mounted them on the stock 15" rims and they run great in snow/rain/and dry. I'd definately recommend them over Blizzaks.


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What's a "winter tire"? I use the same tires all year round in Vegas. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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yo, i have a set of nokian hakkapeliittas and i've been very happy with them.
but nokian is FINNISH (confusing finnish with swedish is like confusing canadian with american <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>).

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Sorry about that, I should have just said "Scandanavian" heh <img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

Yeah the hakkapeliittas are nice. I'll probably be getting new rims with Kumho Ecsta Supra 712's for the summer time.


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I've had the opportunity to try 4 different snow(3)/winter(1) tires in the snowbelt of upstate NY and have found the best to be the Nokia's (although I've heard some anecdotal reports of quality issues).
#2 were the Blizzaks, however, because the rubber is so soft, the handling of the car gets a little "squirrely" above 65 mph and wear MUCH faster than most tires.
#3 were Cooper generics sold under the Sears name. Excellent side traction, good wear.
The tires that I though the least of were the Michelin Artic Alpines. They are better than all-seasons in the snow, but not as good as the tires listed above. IMO, these tires are overpriced for the benefits they give (even though they were the highest rated Winter tire last year).


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