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Nokian Hakkapellita vs Bridgestone Blizzak

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Outbound, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Sep 14, 2017 at 4:59 PM
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    Outbound [OP] SSEM #2.5, Token AmeriCanadian

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    I'm looking to pick up some new winter tires this year to help me out in our northern Alberta winters. I ran Toyo WLT1 Open Country winters last year...and they sucked. I sold them and I'm in the market again.

    I've narrowed it down to the Hakkapellita and the Blizzaks. Any opinions one these for use on a 2005 double cab?

    I'm also debating studded vs studless. I'm leaning towards studded simply because my town does about as good a job clearing the streets as a retarded drunk monkey stoned on pot. This leads to hockey rinks instead of roads. I shit you not, I've seen somebody ice skating down a road...
     
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  2. Sep 14, 2017 at 5:16 PM
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    NOKIAN

    You will not need studs on the Nokians. I've had both of your options and the Blizzards are fine if you're getting a deal, but if the cost is close then HANDS DOWN the NOKIANs are the way to go.
     
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  3. Sep 14, 2017 at 5:35 PM
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    I actually have both right now. I have blizzaks that I run on the Tundra and Nokians Hakkas that I run on my dd an suv. Honestly, on ice, the blizzaks are better. They are softer and grip the ice better. However, on dry pavement they are not as good as the Hakkas. In the winter, on dry pavement, the Hakkas are like riding on all seasons, very responsive. The blizzaks are very soft and handle like crap on dry roads. But on ice, they are very good. If you are going to stud them though, go with the Hakkas. The studs will be great on ice and the Hakkas are good for dry roads.
     
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  4. Sep 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    Im from Alberta as well and can relate to wanting studs...
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2017 at 8:29 PM
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    Sounds like the Nokians are the way to go for sure. I'm thinking I'm pretty well set on studded. Even aired down with the Toyo WLT1 tires last year, I was sliding around like crazy.
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2017 at 9:09 PM
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    Being from Alberta too I say Nokian!

    Does are awesome tires on snow and ice.
    And with studded Nokians you'll be able to climb a wall made of ice eh! :thumbsup:
     
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