Hakkapeliitta 9

Functionality for the Northern winter


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Timing is everything

★★★★★ 5/5
9 months ago
I live in Winnipeg and had the Hakka 9's installed at Kal Tire on the morning of Thursday, October 26, 2017. We then went out around 3pm, just before the rain turned to sheets of ice and blowing snow. News reports called the area bridges and highways a "demolition derby" due to the dangerous conditions. We had not one issue. I have used Nokian studded winter tires since 2004 on a variety of vehicles, and the Hakka 9's are outstanding. I've never liked winter, but at least I can feel confident getting around in winter conditions.

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    Just as I expected

    ★★★★★ 5/5
    9 months ago
    After 5 yrs and 80 000 km (commuting from Laval to Mont-Tremblant) bought 4 studded Hakka 9's to replace the studded Hakka 8's on my 2012 Accord coupe . So far they've lived up to my expectations. After 750 km they have "broken-in" less noise and smoother ride. Have yet to drive on ice or deep snow but on a few cm's of unplowed highway I felt safe and drove with confidence.

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      Amazing tires, a must have!!

      ★★★★★ 5/5
      8 months ago
      I live in Alberta, Canada in the country and drive an older rear wheel drive Mercedes sedan. I often have to drive 600-700km round trip in a day on secondary roads, which are often unplowed, so I'm pushing through deep snow. I reseached every tire I could and the Hakkapelitta 9 studded had the highest rating. They are amazing, I have driven 3,000km's I get excellent gas mileage. I am confident in 12" deep snow and they're like glue on ice. I highly recommend them. My girlfriend also put the Nokian unstudded All-weather's on her SUV and she loves them too. Five stars all the way.

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        Customer for life

        ★★★★★ 5/5
        7 months ago
        I live in Montana, and after several negative experiences with some reputable "all-season" tires on my F-250 (involving spinning off a highway at 55 mph, crashing into ditches, going down hills backwards etc.) I finally realized the necessity of good-quality dedicated winter tires. My first Nokian tire was the Hakkapeliitta R2 studless tire that I had put on my Honda Civic in November of 2014. On hard-packed snow and ice at cold temperatures, the grip was like being on pavement. Going over mountain passes and through icy canyons, there were some moments when I thought "Oh God, this is it...I'm going too fast around this curve," but the Nokians held their grip, seemingly against all odds. So when I bought our minivan this year, I delayed picking it up until my order of the new Hakkapeliitta 9s arrived at the local tire store. I recently had the opportunity to crawl up a friend's melting-ice mountain driveway (literally a former logging road) recently, and even though the minivan is front-wheel drive only, it clawed its way to the top with almost no slippage. When I arrived, my friends were astounded, because they struggle with their Bridgestone Blizzaks and all-wheel drive to go up and down that hill when the ice is melting. So Bravo, Nokian--keep up the great engineering. You've got a customer for life!

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          very good on the road but bad with wear

          ★★★★☆ 4/5
          3 months ago
          these tyres are the best tires youll ever use on ice and in the snow, if you have to ride in various conditions, theses are the tyres you need, unfortunately, im still a bit disapointed with the tread wear which is very fast. Its only been one season and my front tyres on a front wheel drive car that hasnt so much power are more then halfway worn because i can already only see the 4 mm mark and winter pictogram already and lost a few studs. I recommend these tyres to anyone who drives normally but maybe i classify has more agressive driver since in one winter i got alot of wear so if your that kind of driver, maybe you should think about more performant winter tires because these will wear fast.

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            Get ready to waste money!

            ★☆☆☆☆ 1/5
            6 months ago
            Bought these "high end" (shop's word, not mine) studded snows to get me through the winter (from Paris Auto Barn in Maine), running me about $200/tire all said and done. That happened Nov. 22nd... it is Feb. 2nd, barely half way through winter here, and I've already lost a tire due to structural damage. The shop won't back it up, and I realized there is a reason these lemons are only warrantied for 30 days (I'll save you the math, I lost one within 72 days, or about 2 months and a couple weeks). Unfortuantely for me, I have an AWD vehicle, so I am stuck with this garbage until it becomes economically more painful... unfortunately at less than 90% ware, it's hard to imagine replacing all four tires before a whole winter has past. If you are looking for an amazing tire, go elsewhere.

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              ahead by a century

              ★★★★★ 5/5
              5 months ago
              We live in a "white-zone", no salt, no calcium, only some scraning rocks here and there on all streets, it is an "eco solution" in our city, but it doesn't take long to have such a dangerous icy road....since I bought these new studded Hakka 9 I just falled in love with I bought another set for my girlfriend's car. Never want another kind of winter tires anymore !

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