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posted November 17, 1999 03:52 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I have read many of the postings and have gotten advise back and appreciate it. Unfortunately the answer to my winter tire problems cannot be solved with the Hakka 1's (although I wish they could). The fact of the matter is that in Canada they cost $165 and that too much.
Has anyone tried the Cooper Trailmaster winter tire? I have taken a look at it and the tread seems aggressive enough. What about the BFgoodrich winter tire? My tire size would be a 195\60\15 and the car is a Honda Prelude (light car). I'm looking for digging power, period.

P.s. The Michelin Alpin and Bridgestone aren't options either.

Thanks for any help

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posted November 17, 1999 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Searcher_one   Click Here to Email Searcher_one     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I've checked out everything in the last week and would suggest you look at the Toyo Observe for the price. I have the Blizzak WS-15's for my Lumina, but from what I have read so far in my search, I'm going to try the Toyo Observe GP-4's for my 4x4 this winter. Quoted n average of $40 less per tire than the Blizzak, Alpin, and Hakka snw and ice radials... key word here is "ICE" if this is a concern. They even have your size in the GO-2.

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posted November 18, 1999 09:28 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Shop around. I just bought a set of Hakka 1's (same size) each costing $35 (Cdn) less than your quote. If this is still too expensive consider this: the fellow who sold and installed the Hakka's is a Cooper tire dealer. He showed me several options in a winter tire, there was no pressure to purchase one over another. It was my choice to go with the Hakka's. He was of the opinion that they are "the best", AND that they will probably outlast any other winter tire by a considerable amount. If you amortize the initial expense over the life of the tires, the price differential favours them. The dealer did in fact run the less expensive Cooper winter tires on his car, but he was a Cooper dealer, and I suspect when you can get them wholsale, tread life isn't a big factor in your decision.

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