I want Nokian too hahaha I have them on my CRV and love the tires.
The models listed on our site will be the only models we carry this year.I see that you have started selling Nokians. This makes me happy. However, I do not see the tire I am looking for, the WR G2. This makes me sad.
Any idea if/when this tire will be offered? I'd prefer to do all my business with DTD rather than just having them mounted and balanced there.
To which DTD replied:Is the Hakka 5 supposed to be the "better" snow tire between the 5 and the R?
I really want to get a set for my wifes car this winter.
I wouldn't say one model is better than the other. It all depends on your driving conditions. The Hakkapeliitta 5 is a little more aggressive in design when compared to the R model and is also studdable. If your driving conditions call for studds then this is certainly the model for you. Even not studded though, this model will excel in deeper snow conditions do to them ore aggressive tread design. If you are mainly driving on cleared roads, the Hallapeliitta R may be the better option for you. This model does very well in light snow conditions and excels on ice and wet conditions. Compared to the Hakka 5, the R will have a little better ride quality on cleared roads because the tread pattern is not quiet as aggressive.
Nokian does not offer any treadlife warranties on any of their winter tires.Hmm, good info.
Being in Arizona, you probably have no knowledge of Maryland winters. I would think the R's would be fine for out here.
Is there a treadlife warranty on either model?
I seem to remember a friend of mine having a pair of SOME Nokian on his 05 LGT wagon that had a, like, 50k mile tread warranty.
They are pretty aggressive with road clearing where we live, though the neighborhood is typically last on the clearing list. She hasn't had any "stuck" issue in the 2 winters we've had her car with RE92's.
Any package deals if I buy 3 sets of tires at once?
^I'm truly getting conflicting information on this:Nokian does not offer any treadlife warranties on any of their winter tires.
That shows the technical differences - but based on such differences (and exclusive of things like marketing concern: for example, note that Nokian here in North America is billed as an "ultra high-end" tire), things like treadwear warranties can vary, too. :smile:.........For instance, even with the current loose definition [of a winter tire], not all winter tires are equal.
Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. engineers, for example, consider winter tires based on the geographic region of origin.
According to Mamoru Yamamoto, tire technical service department manager for Toyo, there are distinct winter tire types sold into the North American market. There are easily discernable physical differences – tread and shoulder shape and tread patterns in particular – and less visible differences demanded by prevailing weather.
There is a Scandinavian type that is tuned to the harsh climate and snow/ice roads of that region, Yama moto points out. European-type winter tires are more about wet traction and higher road speeds with only occasional snow and low temperatures. Japan/ Asia winter tires have to address heavy, packed snow but not sub-arctic temperatures.
North America tends to see all three types, thanks to its broad geography, average winter temperatures that run from 0˚F to 32˚F, and varying degrees of snow removal. Yamamoto points out, though, without understanding the prevalent weather conditions, road surface care and even driver attitude, dealers could be misapplying winter treads on customer cars.
Large, global tiremakers tailor their winter tire offerings to the specific conditions of individual markets, he notes, but tires from smaller companies may be tuned only to their home market conditions. Bottom line: Not all winter tires are alike......