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Old 02-01-2015, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blizzak WS 80 or Hakkapelitta R2 ? Had some Hankook Icebears on the wife's Subie. Hit a pothole and pretty sure the driver side front is done. Anyone have experience or preferences with either?
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I have the Hankook iPike's and they go like a raped ape !!! Clearance is my enemy...
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I hear ya.........start pushin snow with the grill and the subie no likey.
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I've heard good things about both. Starting using Hakka 8's this winter and my entire family has switched over. I don't know that we'll be using anything else for awhile.
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duratrac if they make it for your car/truck. best snow mud tire
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Duratracs were pretty good so far (my first set), but not the most responsive tire on the highway and driving on mountain roads. I just rotated mine and getting horrible vibrations over 70 mph. Not sure what the deal is...guess I need to take them back to be balanced by the guys who put them on my truck. Ran nothing but Bridgestone Duelers on my last 2 trucks, always rotated them myself and never had any issues like what I'm having with the Duratracs right now.
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I'd go with Hakas. I think in general they keep their snow worth longer than Blizzaks.
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Duratracs were pretty good so far (my first set), but not the most responsive tire on the highway and driving on mountain roads. I just rotated mine and getting horrible vibrations over 70 mph. Not sure what the deal is...guess I need to take them back to be balanced by the guys who put them on my truck. Ran nothing but Bridgestone Duelers on my last 2 trucks, always rotated them myself and never had any issues like what I'm having with the Duratracs right now.
hmmmm mine are super quiet, and smooth was doing 90+ today no issues
lets hope no issues for me

did u get truck aligned when tires put on?
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I hear ya.........start pushin snow with the grill and the subie no likey.
2" drop on my SRT and constantly dragging front air damn and feeling it under the floor boards. Just waiting to get stuck on top of a drift
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hmmmm mine are super quiet, and smooth was doing 90+ today no issues
lets hope no issues for me

did u get truck aligned when tires put on?
Yeah, I installed a leveling kit to make clearance for slightly oversized tires and then took it in for alignment/install the tires all at once. They were great for thousands of miles until the last time I rotated them recently. Not sure what the deal is, hopefully they just need to balanced again...but not sure why they would need that, should have been good to go. Pretty weird...they offered free rotation, alignment check and all that so I guess I have to take it back. I noticed they did not torque my lugs properly at the shop that did the work, so I don't trust them anymore. Not very happy about it and just having really bad luck with the new truck overall.

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