Winter tire size Forester 2004

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Hiver

I am in the process of getting tires for a Forester 2004. I am a big
fan of Nokian. I was looking for the Hakka1, I wanted 215 60 16 but
they only have 225 60 16. They offer a solution, the HakkaQ in the 215
60 16 they tell me Hakka1 is more agressive and HakkaQ wares faster. I
used to have Hakka1 and loved them.

What do you think would be the better choice, thiner tire but less
agressive or fater and more agressive?


Thanks in advance
 
To handle dirt.

You are often best to go "minus one" size when it comes to snow tires.
Also, keeping proper air pressure is key. Contrary to popular belief,
sagging tires do not handle better in the snow than ones properly
inflated.

CW
 
Always go one size less width for a snow tire.
It give more pressure per square inch.
Originals 225? Buy 215's
 
Hiver a écrit :
I am in the process of getting tires for a Forester 2004. I am a big
fan of Nokian. I was looking for the Hakka1, I wanted 215 60 16 but
they only have 225 60 16. They offer a solution, the HakkaQ in the 215
60 16 they tell me Hakka1 is more agressive and HakkaQ wares faster. I
used to have Hakka1 and loved them.

The Q's are for ice and the 1's are for snow. Which do you
find yourself on more often ? (or what scares you the most ?)

Nokian says studded tires are better on ice than non-studded.

Compromises are 1's with studs (what I currently have on my
car), or the 2's which are similar to the Q's but with
factory studs.
 
thanks Paul for the reply,

Unfortunatly I am not alowed studed tire in the garage I park in for
work :-((

Also I am the type that love it when the car is sideways, so ice and
snow I love.

I find my desision a bit hard because I do half of my driving on ice
when I am in town and half of the driving in snow in the contry.

I am scared that the 225 make me flote more on snow.

Thanks again.
 
The Nokian Hakka Q's are still pretty good in snow, only
slightly less open than the 1's, so for non-studded they'd
be hard to beat. But soft they are. You can easily deform
the tread just by pushing on it lightly with your finger.
Any more sipes and they'd be falling off.
 
Paul Pedersen said:
The Nokian Hakka Q's are still pretty good in snow, only
slightly less open than the 1's, so for non-studded they'd
be hard to beat. But soft they are. You can easily deform
the tread just by pushing on it lightly with your finger.
Any more sipes and they'd be falling off.

Thanks for your replys. Finaly the tire store was able to get me a
Hakka 2 NONE studded. they are absolutly great, it makes a day and
nite difference with the stock 4 season tires.
 
Where are studded tires legal?

Hiver said:
Paul Pedersen <(e-mail address removed)> wrote in message

Thanks for your replys. Finaly the tire store was able to get me a
Hakka 2 NONE studded. they are absolutly great, it makes a day and
nite difference with the stock 4 season tires.
 
I'd guess lots of places. I just returned from a trip to Oregon where my
daughter
and her husband put their studded tires on their cars on Nov 1. (that's
when they
become legal there.)
 
H. Whelply said:
Where are studded tires legal?

They are legal here in Montreal Canada. But the office bulding garage
I park in dont accept studs.

Merry Christmas to you all.
Thanks for the good info
 

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