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      11-12-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Winter Tires - Nokian Hakka R or Michelin X-Ice Ii2

Hi everyone,

I am debating on which winter tires to get for my new X1 . I have read good things about both. I have used Nokians before on my A4 and loved them. But just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Xi2? The price quote I got is the same for both tires.

The guy at the tire shop said the Nokians may be a little "squirmy/wobbly" to drive on dry pavement and may reduce the X1 performance and try to convince me to go with the Michelin (my heart said Nokian).

I am located in Toronto and would welcome anyone's feedback/opinion on these tires.

Thx.
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      11-12-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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I just got hakkapellita 5s studded tires in 225/50/17. They were out of hakkas 7 and got lucky enough they still had some from last years model. I got RTX mag along with it. Ill put some pics in a week. Ive heard that Nokian is a superior tire but ive never owned any, so ill let you guys know!!
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      11-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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Nokians are good but I was told that they have gotten expensive lately.
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      11-13-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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Surprisingly the price between the Michelin and the Nokian is the same.
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      11-14-2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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I have used both. I donīt know if it is the same spec on them here in Scandinavia...
My feeling is that the Nokian are a little, just a little, bit better on ice. BUT, the Nokian (7) are very, very, very noisy...
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      11-14-2011, 11:30 PM   #6
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i just got the xice2 225/50R17 for 203$ from 1010tires, plus free ship, and only QST....
you do the math.
It only comes to 850$ - 70$ michelin mail in rebate = 780$ all in.

Not bad hein?
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      11-15-2011, 09:03 PM   #7
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Not bad as I was quoted $250/tire.

After doing some research on the internet, I've decided to go for the Nokian. It seems to get alot of positive feedback from the users.
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      11-16-2011, 06:32 PM   #8
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I'm getting the Michelin X-Ice Ii2!
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