Nokian
Hakkapeliitta 8

The most advanced studded tire on the winter tyre market

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Great Tire

★★★★★ 5/5
snowandice
2 years ago
This is a wonderful snow tire. I first tried the Hakkapelitta R2 and it was terrible in snow and ice. I was sliding all over the road! I have never had a snow tire that bad. The tire store was wonderful and changed it to the Hakkapelitta 8 for me and WOW what a difference! Make sure you get this tire and not the R2!

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    By far the best winter tire in the world!

    ★★★★★ 5/5
    QuebecWinter
    2 years ago
    I have to comment... its just a whole other world when you drive nokian winter tires! I live in Quebec Canada, today i was faced with freezing rain, snow, rain, mix of all... before I had other winter tires who shall remain nameless... lets just say I use to slide around everywhere and when you put the brakes not much would come of it... for this reason I felt very insecure! This year I said there is no price on safety! I was a bit scared this morning with the freezing rain but these nokian tires are just amazing. I would turn onto other streets fairly quicker then usual and no drifting, i would break in advance before a light but with nokians you do not need to.. they just grab that road and stop you no sliding at all!!! I went all out and bought the new nokian hakkapelitta 8 with studs and I now look forward to driving in these extreme winter conditions! Thank you for making it such a secure drive i truly am greatful! (The only thing I am scared about is the other drivers who dont have nokians...thats my biggest concern )

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      Best winter tire I came across by far

      ★★★★★ 5/5
      Darryl67
      2 years ago
      I live in winnipeg canada and I had winter tires before like the Goodyear Nordics and Firestone winterforce, but none of those compared to the nokian hakkapellita 8. I get excellent traction and braking and handling I can take a tight corner at a decent speed and have no troubles it's a excellent product my brother also has them on his 06 ford fusion and sister has them to on her 03 Chevy impala. Just a great product and I highly recommend them to anyone.

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        I hate these tires

        ★★★★★ 5/5
        Arkbird
        24 months ago
        I bought these tires last winter, studded. Now I can't play in the snow anymore, they just won't slide.

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          Only tire suited for harsh Canadian winters!

          ★★★★★ 5/5
          Mauler
          2 years ago
          I bought my Hakkapeliita 8's about 3 weeks ago and so far has gone well beyond my expectations in a dedicated winter tire! I live in central Alberta Canada where we can get some might winter weather, Last year I only had all season tires.. which was a huge disadvantage. This winter I decided to go with a dedicated winter tire and knew right away that i was going to choose Nokian.. The hakkapeliita 8's are outstanding almost felt i was on rails! the grip and snow traction were amazing! Thanks Nokian Tires!

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            A world apart!

            ★★★★★ 5/5
            BouchervilleQuebec
            2 years ago
            I've always used dedicated winter tyres. Due to road hazard, I've had to replace my Gislaved Nord*Frost winter tyres. The "in stock" choice being limited this time of the year, I've opted for the Hakkapelitta 8 with Studs. As we've had major freezing rain last week, local roads are covered with thick patches of ice mixed with snow. The traction, handling and stopping of my new Hakkapeliitta 8 is a world apart with yesterday's Gislaved. I was a bit worried about the noise of studded tyres but I am quite pleased with the low noise of these tyres, even on cleared highways.

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              What snow?

              ★★★★★ 5/5
              ap66
              2 years ago
              The car sticks like glue in winter conditions. Rear wheel drive sports car would otherwise be very tricky. Not with Hakka 8s. They provide grip and confidence in adverse conditions.

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                New York Ice Storms

                ★★★★★ 5/5
                NYCUSTOMER
                2 years ago
                I bought these because I live on a hill in New York and only touch of ice or snow can cause my SUV to slide into a major highway. These tires are beyond amazing. They cut through ice, slush, freeze over, snow, and my vehicle can go up and down the hill forwards or backwards in complete control. Anyone with a slippery hill should buy these.

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                  GREAT TIRE.....

                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                  PAUL23
                  2 years ago
                  I LIVE IN NORTHERN BC, BOUGHT THIS TIRE ONE MONTH AGO, GREAT ON SNOW AND ICE. BETTER THAN PREVIOUS WINTER TIRES TOYO GSi5.

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                    Confidence and control

                    ★★★★★ 5/5
                    SnowStang
                    2 years ago
                    Ford Mustang GT with all season Continentals barely got through shallow slush and snow. Hakkepeliita 8 tires in the rear were WAY less expensive than a second vehicle! Unless drifts high-center my car, I can now get through snow/slush/ice on hills with confidence and control. Totally satisfied.

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                      Best winter tire

                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                      Kryogen
                      21 months ago
                      I live in quebec, canada. I have always had dedicated winter tires. Those nokian hakkapelita are the best winter tires I have ever had. I used to slide on ice with other premium winter tires, those nokians CLAW ice. They are amazing. I will never buy anything else, and more than that, I am never getting in a car that doesnt have those anymore. Last winter my brother in law had borrowed his dad's pick up truck to get an atv in another town. Well guess what, there was ice on the road and we just went sideways for no reason, and flipped over on the side of the road. Next day we went back with my jeep and the nokians, different story, no issues at all.

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                        So good I bought 4 sets

                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                        Nanook
                        23 months ago
                        I've had many pretty good winter tires and some pretty poor but none as good and reliable as my Hakk SUV 8 studded. I've put them on my ML63, my wife's Lexus R350 and my girls Civic and RAV4. Although the studs are somewhat noisy I get comfort in the fact knowing my family will be much safer because of them. We all know the scare in not being able to stop when we approach a red light and not being able to start from a light on a modest incline..or getiing up the driveway..never an issue with the Hakk SUV8 studded !!

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                          Best tires for winter driveing

                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                          alex89
                          12 months ago
                          Bought these tires for my subaru WRX they are amazing!, Here in Quebec Canada winter tires are the law so I've tried a few diffrent types by far the best for performance and quietest tires on the market, drove 30k km last winter and they still look brand new, and they make a lot less noise then my wifes Studded tires that have half the amount of studs on them.

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                            Incredible winter tires!

                            ★★★★★ 5/5
                            Nigel23
                            21 months ago
                            I bought these Nokian Hak 8's a week ago, and have driven over 250km on wet pavement, black ice, compact snow, deep melting slush and deep powder, all over Northern and Southern BC. I am comfortable recommending these tires as the best possible winter tire. I have used Michelin X-Ice II and Toyo Observe GSi-5 tires before and these Nokian tires blow those out of the water completely. The other tires felt like a joke compared to these. I drive a small 2wd Hyundai Accent and these tires made me feel very safe and secure, biting into the poor road conditions with ease. Even on dry pavement, I do not find the studs to be that noisy. Sure, you can hear them but it's not enough to bother me, and even if it was, I would still buy the tires for their ridiculous grip!

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                              best tire i've ever had

                              ★★★★★ 5/5
                              adagostino
                              2 years ago
                              I bought these tires when i had a bubbles in both my rear tires. I changed them from an older set of Nolkians but they only had very little wear on them, and let me tell you the difference was night and day. With these new tires i feel super confident and much safer on the roads. These are by far the best winter tires i've ever owned, and will continue to trust Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 in the future!

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                                ice ,snow , no problem

                                ★★★★★ 5/5
                                denalial
                                18 months ago
                                i have used other winter tire brands and hak 8 is by far the best studded tire available

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                                  This is the BEST tire I've ever had.

                                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                                  Jford75
                                  20 months ago
                                  I put a set of these on my 2012 Jeep Patriot and I was able to get through one of the worst winters we have had in Western NY in a long time. They will go over any road condition with no problems. I will have these for every vehicle I ever own.

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                                    Makes winter driving feel like summer!

                                    ★★★★★ 5/5
                                    Tsam19
                                    17 months ago
                                    I have had these tires for two years now in the harsh northern Canadian winter. These are by far the best winter tire I have ever owned. The little bit of noise they make while driving on bare pavement is nothing compared to the level of safety you feel all driving with these tires. I have 50,000 Kms / 32,000 miles on them and they still look new.

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                                      Best equipment for this winter

                                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                                      Abriseboisa
                                      23 months ago
                                      My wife had a 2010 Chev Cobalt with Goodtear Icegrips. One day on a remote road a bus came sideways sliding heading right into her rear bumper. Missed it by an inch but the Cobalt just couldn't grip to the icy road. Just a good scare. This year I changed her car for a MB GLK350 4 matic with Hakkapeliita 8 SUV XL tires. Now, let the snow and uce fall!

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                                        Very Good Winter Tire

                                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                                        magnumsrule
                                        18 months ago
                                        Have had these for a few months and they have not let me down yet. Live in Northern Alberta and by far the best winter tire i have owned!

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                                          Best tires on the market

                                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                                          Ts1992
                                          10 months ago
                                          Had a set of hakkapilita 8s on my Lexus is 350 rwd. Even with all 300 + horses under the hood they kept me between the lines at all times. Was surprised how well they performed on such a lightweight and powerful sports car .. recommend these to everyone! Only winter tire I'll buy .

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                                            great

                                            ★★★★★ 5/5
                                            doyle
                                            14 months ago
                                            Awsome ready for another canadian winter...............

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                                              Seriously is the Best winter tire out there!

                                              ★★★★★ 5/5
                                              michellel
                                              9 months ago
                                              I'm in the great white north of Alberta and I run winter, studded tires every year. This year I needed new ones and decided on the Hakkapeliitta 8. My last ones were the Hakkapeliitta 7's. WOW, that's all I can say. These things are like driving on pavement. I'm cruising by every other vehicle on the road that spinning out trying to take off. I'm stopping at red lights and people behind me are hitting the curbs because they can't stop as fast as I can. I have never felt so safe on the brutal icy roads! Thank you!

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                                                Miles above anything else I've owned.

                                                ★★★★★ 5/5
                                                djpatelli
                                                7 months ago
                                                I bought these Hakka 8's for my 2017 Audi a4 quattro upon recommendation from a friend at a local dealer. I live in Winnipeg, MB in Canada and our winters are absolutely awful. My previous 2011 Audi had Michelin X-Ice and previous cars I had Gislaved winter tires. I have been a strong advocate for winter tires especially with our climate and road conditions. Truth be told I was weary about buying STUDDED winter tires mostly because of ignorance on how they felt driving, noise and reliability on dry pavement etc. The first snow fall of the year I have to say was the true test, and they passed with flying colours. You feel so much more grip in the winter on our roads which are often not cleaned for several days. Stopping distances/control on ice are exceptional. There have been only a handful of instances where my car traction control has had to kick on this year. With my x-ice's I used to encounter skids at almost every stop which can be very stressful. I do admit it is a little scary because you do feel like you drive with "the power of god" through a blizzard so to speak especially with the quattro system of this car. It is very easy to get carried away with these tires and you'll probably complain about other drivers being too cautious or too slow but honestly when you drive on these Hakka's you'll understand why they're being cautious. My biggest recommendation is when you purchase these, don't worry about the little bit extra road noise you'll hear, because when the snow/ice is on the road you won't notice it not to mention you will feel so much safer behind the wheel. I never thought there could be so much of an advantage with a studded tire vs non studded especially on a small sedan. HIGHLY recommend for AWD cars. I also do a ton of highway driving and I have experienced no issues whatsoever at 110kms/hr average speeds during blizzards or even just on bare pavement.

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                                                  The most incredible snow tire ever

                                                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                                                  Kiwi10
                                                  7 months ago
                                                  Just bought them and put them on FWD car. I live at the bottom of a 1/2 mile steep hill, my Blizzaks could not get me out in 14' of snow, some 4WD cars made it so the road was a little packed but the center was still 10" high. This tires got me up the hill, where my highlander with blizaaks and chains FWD only failed miserably. The grip is insane. Once on the packed and plowed icy main road they behaved amazing as well. I could step on the gas and the car would accelerate no hesitation. if you want the ultimate snow tire this is it. All others X Ice, Blizzak, altimax which are the main stream tires don't compare. I had them all. Also very quiet on dry pavement for having that many studs. The entire surface of the tread left to right is covered with studs. Normally old stud tires leave two little scrap lines, not much traction on those.

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                                                    My Maserati is a winter beast!

                                                    ★★★★★ 5/5
                                                    bergxu
                                                    8 months ago
                                                    My daily driver is an '07 Maserati Quattroporte which, as some may know, runs extremely wide tires all around (285s in the rear, 245s in the front). And as anyone who knows the physics of winter tires knows, you're far better off with a NARROW wheel/tire for snow conditions. Well, not wanting to buy a second set of rims I elected to just mount the Hakka 8s on my regular (factory) wheels. I have to say that winter grip is amazing with these tires and they're far better than the Pirelli Sottozero alternative I have. They do produce a bit of a hum (I have studless type) but that's to be expected and is part of the tradeoff of being able to safely drive a performance car in the winter. I live in southern Ohio so we don't see the sheer amount of snow that Canada or even northern Ohio does, but for general winter weather safety, these are well worth the price, if maybe a tad bit aggressive for my needs but on the odd occasion that business takes me to Cleveland or Detroit in the dead of winter, I'm happy to have these on my car.

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                                                      The Only! Tyre To Give My Cat Claws!!!

                                                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                                                      supert3d
                                                      6 months ago
                                                      Rather foolishly, in hindsight, I bought a V8 RWD Jaguar as my everyday driver for the American North East. Every winter season has bought some anxiety as varying brands of winter tyres have been unable to cope with this car in the snow. I can honestly say Hakkapeliitta 8's are the ONLY! tyres to have tamed the cat. The studded versions of these finally gave the cat some claws! I'm extremely impressed with their performance both in pulling away from a standstill and the vastly improved braking response on all types of snow. I can thoroughly recommend!

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                                                        Amazing Winter Tire!!!

                                                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                                                        OlyCoug
                                                        6 months ago
                                                        I was actually looking for a different winter tire and the local shop I called only had the Hakkapeliita 8 in stock in the size I needed. I researched the tire, saw the great reviews online, and made an appointment to have them put on my 2014 BMW X5 in Anchorage, AK. They were pricey, but these are by far the best winter tires I've ever had. My wife absolutely HATES winter driving and these tires make her much more comfortable on the snow and ice, which in itself was worth the price tag. I have Blizzak snow tires on my 2015 GMC Terrain take home work car, and they're good but nowhere near as good as the Hakks! For as long as I live in a place like AK where winter tires are a necessity, I'll keep coming back to these tires. I cannot recommend them enough. Spend the money and get a set, you won't be disappointed and the safety of yourself and your family is worth it.

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