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Tom Lengyel
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posted December 20, 1999 05:22 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I live in Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee. I just bought a 2000 Acura Integra Type R (a racing tuned version of the GS-R). What winter tires should I use?
I am considering Nokian NRWs or Qs (what's the diff?) or Michelin Arctic Alpins. I currently have Blizzaks on the wife's '92 Accord and my '88 CRX Si. Those work well, though handling is sloppy. I would appreciate some advice, particularly as to reports, tests and comparisons. Thanks!

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Jeff
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posted December 21, 1999 09:17 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
The NRW is an all weather tire, the Q is a studless winter tire. Check out: www.nokiantryes.com For your integra you will probably want to look into the Nokians. They are more of a performace tire. The NRW is available up to an H speed rating, the Q has a Q rating. The Michelin is a Q rated tire, but evidence seems to suggest it does last nearly as long as the Nokians.

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Jeff
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posted December 21, 1999 09:19 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
That would be: www.nokiantyres.com.

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ben
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posted December 22, 1999 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ben   Click Here to Email ben     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
You can also consider the Haka1. It has a T speed rating. According to my local tire store, they were saying the Haka Q's are better for ice while Haka 1's are better for snow. I can not prove this statement but I got the 1's for my Maxima because I still do lots free way driving during winter. Hope this helps!

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Jeff
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posted December 23, 1999 09:30 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Make that ... does NOT last as long ... I really have to proof my posts better! I too have a set of Hakka 1's on my 626 ES and I must say I'm impressed. I drive mainly in the city, so snow and slush are my main concerns. These tires really do the job. I have had them on some ice (unsalted parking lot) and the grip was good, but I have no ice tire experience to compare to. The dry weather handling is admirable. These tires do "sing" a bit on dry roads, but that is a small price to pay for the vast improvement in traction over my O.E. "all season" Michelin XGT H4's.

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