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William
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posted November 08, 2000 09:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for William   Click Here to Email William     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Anyone have any experience with these? I think they may be made by Uniroyal??? It seems they may offer good value in a winter tire. I would be looking at the IceTrack for driving in Calgary, Alberta, mostly in the city or on the highway on hard packed snow/ice.

Any thoughts? They are a lot cheaper that the Arctic Alpines and seem similar...

Any thoughts?

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ben
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posted November 08, 2000 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ben   Click Here to Email ben     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I'm not anti-Canadian Tire but I would go for (by speed rating) Q: Nokians Hakka Q -> T: Hakka 1(with stud, not here in ON)-> H/V: Pirelli Winter 210/240 SnowSport. You won't go wrong with these tires, I ONLY have experience with Hakka T(without stud), except bit noisy, I like the overall performance.

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Marc
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posted November 08, 2000 04:30 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi William, better go back to the Canadian
tire store and look very carefully. The tread
design look pretty good, but have a serious
look at the block siping, at the best they
are about 3/32 dept, wich is about 1/3 of the
possible full tread dept. What is that means?
After the first 5000 km of wear, the tire
behaviour changed is drastic and could be
very dangerous because it does'nt warn you
at all. Please, look for major brand if you
want seroius performance. Best of all, Fin-
land's made Nokian tires, simply the best in
all circumstances.

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Mario Germain
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posted November 12, 2000 11:08 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Marc. I think you are talking about the wintertrac tire. I'm pretty sure the Icetrac model doen't have that "feature"...

My friend have the Icetrac on his 300M and he really like that tire. I'M about to buy a set myself...

Mario Germain
1993 Eagle Talon Tsi
1991 VW Jetta GTX

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Mario Germain
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posted November 12, 2000 11:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Oh BTW, I have Pirelli Winter 210 now and I really don't like them in the snow... They are fine on the dry though...

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Mario Germain
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posted November 13, 2000 03:07 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Ok, I checked at the local CT today:

Marc is right, the Icetrac block siping is 1/3 of the tread. But the Alpine is not much better (maybe 1/32 better).

The Wintertrac is not that bad though but I still bouggt Icetrac because it was available in my preferred size (175/65/14 for my Jetta GTX)

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Paul L
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posted November 17, 2000 11:43 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Hi everyone.
Oh yes, the winter is coming. And my girlfriends old Tercel needs some winter tires (155/80R13), but her budget is rather tight. Has someone experience with the WinterTrack by Crapy Tire. Looks same as BFGoodrich winter tire but is way cheaper.
I know not to expect the Nokia performance (I love this one on my Civic), but will they provide at least decent snow/ice traction. Any other alternatives in the 50-60 bucks range. Thanks for all suggestions,
Paul

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