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Old 11-09-2018, 09:26 PM   #21
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I have Hakka R2 SUV XLs and they are simply superb.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:14 AM   #22
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You've sort of answered your own question. You're going to drive the truck when it's really bad, so why get the full soft low speed rated snows? I say go for the dunlop winter sport or the michelin (alpin instead of xice for your purposes) or the sottozero or perhaps the blizzak Lm, the softest of the bunch. At least H-speed rated.

Also, I'm less and less a fan of going very narrow. I feel like the 5er would do better if I had 245's instead of 225's on that 4000lb car. I had the s4 on 245 snows. Don't go narrower than 235 if you can avoid it. I'm going to run the Macan on stock width 235/265. We run the GTI in stock width 225 (just 17" instead of 18") and it does great at 3100lbs.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:16 AM   #23
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Oh, I missed your post on the sottozero order. Good stuff, that's the class of tire you need. My audis did great with them and so should your "M"3.

I had the Blizzak DMV somethings (T-rated and weight matching) on the Jeep GC and they did incredible. Once again, stock widths, 265. I learned something these last two years about widths.
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Old 11-10-2018, 01:33 AM   #24
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Yeah I stuck with the stock size of 235 on the Tesla. I hated the narrower snows every time I got them on the other cars.
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:24 AM   #25
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I have Hakka R2 SUV XLs and they are simply superb.
The hakkas are in a class by themselves when it comes to bad weather traction. Noisy af but unstoppable in bad weather
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:09 AM   #26
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As long as I have a snow tires thread.......

Any reason to believe these are the wrong tires for the Colorado? They're the new Hakka R3 and SUV / XL rated. Good enough, right?

https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/435...4R-XL-T430656/
I ordered them from here:
https://www.tiresbyweb.com/p-12642-n...suv-tires.aspx


I also ordered the Sottozero 3 for the Tesla. From what I'm reading they're the best in the dry of all the performance snow tires that, which is what I want.
FWIW, I have the snow-rated BFG All-Terrain KO2.

I really like these and have tested them in all weather conditions. Just put some weight (I use cut firewood) between the axles of your truck and you're golden. The good thing about using firewood is that you can use them to put under the tires SHOULD you get stuck.

If there's ANY chance of snow, my E46 stays in the garage and my Silverado gets the call.
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