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Old 08-23-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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Snow Tire Question

I know its still summer, but I have to be ahead of the game. Is there another snow tire besides the Blizzak that one would recommend for New England winters. I have always used Blizzak but have had a wear issue. That is, they wear down to the tread wear mark by the end of winter. Also, I have 02 330ci with the 17" wheels. What size should I get for winter? 16"? Steel Wheels? "Beater" Rims? Thanks for all of your help.
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i use blizzack ws-50's for 5 months out of the year and i am going to be able to use them for my 4th season comming up.. and i have alot of mileage on them. there are alot of good snows out their, pilot alpins are good, so are dunlop winter sports
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Hakkapulitta is also a good one, have had two sets on other cars and I like them. Nokian is another quality snow tires. (btw "winter perfromance" has never been in my consideration, so don't flame.)

I originally put 16" steelie on my iT, last winter I traded it in for 17" Z3 take-off (alloy) ... I actually like my 16" (both size and steelie) better. Remember, it is ALWAYS better to go narrow tires as for snow tire goes.


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I know its still summer, but I have to be ahead of the game. Is there another snow tire besides the Blizzak that one would recommend for New England winters. I have always used Blizzak but have had a wear issue. That is, they wear down to the tread wear mark by the end of winter. Also, I have 02 330ci with the 17" wheels. What size should I get for winter? 16"? Steel Wheels? "Beater" Rims? Thanks for all of your help.
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Hakkapulitta is also a good one, have had two sets on other cars and I like them. Nokian is another quality snow tires. (btw "winter perfromance" has never been in my consideration, so don't flame.)

I originally put 16" steelie on my iT, last winter I traded it in for 17" Z3 take-off (alloy) ... I actually like my 16" (both size and steelie) better. Remember, it is ALWAYS better to go narrow tires as for snow tire goes.
Hakkapeliitta's are Nokian's. Also, they are by far the best snow tire out there. If you think Blizzak's are good in the snow, give these a try. Either the RSi or the Hakka 2 would be my choice. I ran Hakka Q's (replaced by RSi) for years and loved every minute of them. They also have better treadwear than Blizzak's. good luck.

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Hakkapeliitta's are Nokian's. Also, they are by far the best snow tire out there. If you think Blizzak's are good in the snow, give these a try. Either the RSi or the Hakka 2 would be my choice. I ran Hakka Q's (replaced by RSi) for years and loved every minute of them. They also have better treadwear than Blizzak's. good luck.

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Thanks for the advice...Ill give it a try
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