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Old 10-09-2006, 09:42 PM   #21
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When I was recently on TireRack.com, I saw that they make Special Low Rolling Resistance SNOW tires for the Insight.

So, for all you guys running those 14s(?), that's good news!
Not if you just bought a set of all-season LRRs last week

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Old 10-10-2006, 01:13 AM   #22
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Hi Frink -?I once had a set of Nokia Hakkapeliitta snows?

Yeah , mine are Nokias too.

Nokia is a small town that became famous because of its tyres , then tv's , now mobile phones.
I have been to Nokia one time only , nothing exciting to look at there
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:29 AM   #23
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I run the same tires year round - if the roads are bad I stay put - too many nuts will hit me if the roads are too bad for me to drive anyway. With the xB stability control I can't slide it on a snowy road or spin the wheels anyway - even a hand brake spin around activated stability control and stopped me from spinning.
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:58 PM   #24
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of course I'm going to put on snow tires, I have all season tires on right now, and I stoped useing them once we had enough snow sticking around, they work ok with a tiny bit of snow, but all season tires seem to work ok in all seasons other then winter, with snow tires I don't mind if they don't plow our road, or if I get called to work a day or two befor a snow storm, sure snow tires are not going too give flawless grip, but they are far better then quality all season tires.
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Old 10-11-2006, 02:35 PM   #25
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I also run Nokian Hakka Q's in winter on the wagon adn Nokian WRs on the Van
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:59 PM   #26
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of course I'm going to put on snow tires, I have all season tires on right now, and I stoped useing them once we had enough snow sticking around, they work ok with a tiny bit of snow, but all season tires seem to work ok in all seasons other then winter, with snow tires I don't mind if they don't plow our road, or if I get called to work a day or two befor a snow storm, sure snow tires are not going too give flawless grip, but they are far better then quality all season tires.
Are you still riding the motorcycle in winter?
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Old 10-13-2006, 11:03 AM   #27
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I used them on my Passat (recently sold):
Winter Tires: 4 Pirelli Winter-carving, Size: 195/55TR15
Summer Tires: 4 Kuhmo Ecsta 711, Size: 215/50HR15

Both tires are the well within 1% the same diameter.

I found going down to the narrower tires made a huge traction improvement in the snow. I figure that if I'm going to go through atleast 2 sets of tires on the car, why not take advantage of a seasonal choice. I originally wanted to get narrower steel rims for the winter, but found that the skinnier size fit fine on my existing rims.

With the tire chahges, I found that in the winter, I had at least as good FE as in the summer.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #28
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"60 feet shorter stopping distance"

I bought some Goodyear Nordic snow tires from Canadian Tire. They were having a sale so 4 of them installed came to $239 with taxes. The advertizement claims that when stopping from 60km/h (37mph) on glare ice proves to be 60 feet shorter than Goodyear's traditional 'all season' radials.

I've never had winter tires on any of my cars before, so I'll see what it's like when the snow hits in the near future. They do seem more noisy and coasting distances have shortened compared to my Goodyear Allegra all season tires.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:54 AM   #29
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Peakster -¨They do seem more noisy¨

The studded tires we have here make an incredible racket when going along.
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