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best price for Nokian Hakka R2s?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by rekoh, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. rekoh

    rekoh Member

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    I am looking to turn my stock 19" rims into winter tires, and am wondering what is the best price you have paid/found for Nokian Hakka R2s (those seem to be the tires of choice here).

    Is there a better time of year to buy (Summer for off-season sale or winter discount pricing?)....
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Ryan and tiresbyweb.com has always been pretty good to me. Tell him you are a TMC member. However, the winter tires won't arrive until it's almost winter, but you might want to reserve them now as last year Nokian sold out.
     
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    You might consider the all-weather (not all-season) Nokian WR G3 tires, and leave them on all year.
     
  4. rekoh

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    I have 21" with Hankooks on for summer... and 19" for winter.. just need new tires on them to pull it off. In MN, having a dedicated winter tire is almost a must.... especially given the way I drive :)

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    Thanks for the advice on Tiresbyweb!!
     
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    They are not available in a size that would fit the Model S.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Agreed, but the WR g3 tires are real winter tires that also work reasonably well in summer (as opposed to the all-seasons most of us are familiar with). Only the best "real snow tires" exceed them and not by much. Too bad they aren't made in the Model S' size. If you wear out a set of tires in a year (just saying) they are perfect because you put a new set on each fall and you're all set.
     
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    Living in Sweden I'm quite familiar with snow tyres. Apart from the Nokian Hakka's, you might also want to look into Michelin X-ICE3 and Continental ContiVikingContact5. I don't know if any of them are available in the US though...
    All 3 are excellent winter tyres of what we call the nordic kind (as opposed to for example the Nokian WR G3 which we call the European kind).
     
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    I have driven through MN winter on 19" Michelin X-ICE3 tires and they performed flawlessly the entire season. I'd buy them again in a heartbeat.
     
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    What size tire did you use?



     
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    245/45/19 on Real Lugano wheels from TireRack. The whole setup was around $2k.
     

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