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oldskool3
11-12-2004, 08:42 PM
Hey Im new to max and i apologize in advance for probably posting this in the wrong section. I just had a question about nokian tires, just wondering if anybody has ever heard of them because i havent and I was wondering if they are any good. My e21 needs a new set of shoes for the winter and there is a set for sale in local paper that have been used for 2 winters for $225 just wondering if anybody knew anything about them?thanks a lot for any help.

M3ti Compact
11-12-2004, 09:16 PM
I have nokian tires and they the best snow tires on the market.

oldskool3
11-12-2004, 09:28 PM
thanks a lot do u think that they are a good deal. Thanks again

alexm520
11-12-2004, 09:40 PM
Hey Im new to max and i apologize in advance for probably posting this in the wrong section. I just had a question about nokian tires, just wondering if anybody has ever heard of them because i havent and I was wondering if they are any good. My e21 needs a new set of shoes for the winter and there is a set for sale in local paper that have been used for 2 winters for $225 just wondering if anybody knew anything about them?thanks a lot for any help.

Nokian are good, but which model is for sale? I guess $225 for all 4 tires?

oldskool3
11-12-2004, 09:56 PM
no idea which model im gonna call on them tomorrow and sorry ya its 225 for all four no rims.

chitown
11-12-2004, 11:08 PM
How much are they?

How good are the Nordic Ice Tracks from Canadian Tire?

Justin e36
11-12-2004, 11:41 PM
apparently bridgestone makes the Nordic Ice Track's.. (not to say it's the same technology which goes into them)... I've actually heard really good things about these tires.. but I still refuse to put anything Motomaster on my car.

chitown
11-13-2004, 01:08 AM
Even if it's only for a few months? I mean...if they're made by Bridgestone, wouldn't Motomaster just buy them and slap their own name on them?

Jari
11-13-2004, 01:21 AM
i know nokians very very welll . They are made by the Finns. (formerly called Nokia.. yep.. the same company that makes phones). I've been using them for over 12 years. I Just got the new Hakka II 's installed yesterday. They are the best tire I've ever tried for snow. They're downfall is compriomise in handling. On the hwy at high speeds you will feel a bit spongy when you do lane changes. I will rally race anyone in the snow with these tires on. The tire specialist I use, tells me the new Cooper (forget model number) has caught up with Nokian technology, and they are cheaper. (114.99 installed and balanced compared to 139.99 for nokian) but I decided to go with the brand I know. THe beauty with good snow tires is not only can you take off really well, you can stop, take corners and curves with confidence.

So, to answer your question, Nokians in my opinion are the best snow/ice grip tire on the market, but I'd love for someone who's trying the new coopers to post they're opinion.

ps. who can possibly know more about driving in snow then the Finns

M3ti Compact
11-13-2004, 01:36 AM
^ The Swedish

oldskool3
11-13-2004, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the help guys. But do you think that it is a good deal for four 13's and no rims? How much do they go for new? Thanks again.

HooliGaN*
11-13-2004, 11:43 AM
How much are they?

How good are the Nordic Ice Tracks from Canadian Tire?


as good as everything else for your car at canadian tire haha

Jari
11-15-2004, 02:02 AM
^ The Swedish

The finns

Slowered318
11-15-2004, 02:24 AM
michelin has some really good winter tires the pilot alpine is a little more suited for a bmw but the X-ice will give you added confidence on thoes really nasty days... you should check em out.. i got the x-ice on my corolla and they are super quiet for winter tires but very soft so you gotta be gentle on them when it's dry.

also heard great things about the Nokia but i noticed they are used?

VERY IMPORTANT to note that winter tires don't work anywhere near as good at 3 years old as they did when they are new.. for two reasons: they are useless in snow after 50% tire wear (at that point they basically turn into an "all season" tire) and after a few years the compound in the rubber goes hard and loses it ability to stick to ice or slushy wet roads like they were designed. you might as well get fresh ones every other year cause it costs a lot less then repairing your car if you lose control cause you saved a lousy $400

takeshi
11-15-2004, 02:53 AM
About Nokian, are they really the same company that makes the phones? That's odd.


As for winter tires, I'm planning to pick up a set of semperit... I heard they were awsome, good value, and owned by continential. Try looking into those!

rico328i
11-15-2004, 09:54 AM
Just to clarify. The Nordic Ice Trac that Cdn Tire sells are made by Michelin. They have a very similar tread pattern and even closer compound to the Michelin Arctic Alpin's - which are much more money. I had them on my Honda a few years ago and they are EXCELLENT! My Honda had full suspension work including a 'race' drop and I surprised people every time we got a decent amount of snow. Phenomenal grip! HIGHLY recommended. I'm running with Dunlop Winter Sport M3's on my 328i right now - very good too.

Rico
98 328i

Mystikal
11-15-2004, 11:29 AM
I have Nokian Hakkapellita NRW's, now replaced by the WR I believe. They are really an all-season tire, but still get the severe snow use qualification. Unlike the true Nokian winter models these are surprisingly good in the dry, and are H-rated so I have them up to 200 many times in the year, and they feel great.

If you're concerned about dry performance too, get the "all-season" WR's.

85eta
11-15-2004, 12:56 PM
Just to clarify. The Nordic Ice Trac that Cdn Tire sells are made by Michelin. They have a very similar tread pattern and even closer compound to the Michelin Arctic Alpin's - which are much more money. I had them on my Honda a few years ago and they are EXCELLENT! My Honda had full suspension work including a 'race' drop and I surprised people every time we got a decent amount of snow. Phenomenal grip! HIGHLY recommended.

Rico
98 328i

I can back this comment up. I have Nordic Ice tracks as well. Very good grip on snow and ice, and quiet on dry roads.

Jari
11-16-2004, 10:39 PM
nokians arnt good for handling in dry.. this is true.. but I'll still rally race anyone with a couple inches of snow with them :)

Nokian used to be Nokia. Google company history.

I just found out Nokia sold its share in Nokian

2003 Nokia's ownership in Nokian Tyres ended; Bridgestone Europe NV/SA became the largest shareholder.

M3ti Compact
11-16-2004, 10:57 PM
About Nokian, are they really the same company that makes the phones? That's odd.


As for winter tires, I'm planning to pick up a set of semperit... I heard they were awsome, good value, and owned by continential. Try looking into those!

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