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Black Mesa Racing
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OK, i need winter tires for the winter. surprise.

i hear that the blizzak are good.

does anyone run a certain one? or anything else?
 

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Nokian Hakkapeliitta>all others. Amazing winter traction; pricey but worth the cost; noisy on dry roads.
 

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Blizzak's are good especially in places where its snowy all year. Driving around on pavement, especially warm pavement quickly wears them out. They have very special tread compounds that are only in the first half of the depth of the tread. When this is gone the tire is no better that any other. You're paying a lot of money for a tire that's only good for half its tread life. The Hakka/Nokian is probably the best snow tire made but its also expensive. We currently have three sets of snows. Two sets are Winterforce (from Tirerack). They're made by Bridgestone/Firestone and are more of a traditional snow tire that's cheaper and works well. The other set is also from Tirerack and sold under General tires logo (Alitmax Artics). It is however, made by Gislaved a Swedish company known for well for making excellent snow tires (mine however had a made in Germany embossing on them. These would be an excellent choice and don't cost an arm and a leg either.
 

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Nokian Hakkapeliitta>all others. Amazing winter traction; pricey but worth the cost; noisy on dry roads.
i hear these are amazing, i asked some people i know who have them.
 

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ive had the cheap snow tracker snow tires and blizzaks, both do the same thing in the snow and on the ice, the blizzaks ride a little bit smoother and are a little quieter, but for the price compared to the cheap ones i dont think they are worth it IMO
 

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i had shitty stock all season reg zx3 rims on my lowered svt and never get stuck. just couldnt make it out of my apt complex once. It is all in how you drive. any all season will do the job unless you get snow past 4 to 6 inches of your bumper. my car was a snow plow and people actually followed me
 
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