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Re: Hakka vs. Cooper
A friend had a set of Cooper Weathermasters on a 4k; he said they were
just fine in snow/ice, but ditched them in favor of a set of Michelin
Arctic Alpins; he commutes on a windy 55mph-ish mountain road, then a
few miles of dirt road at 8-9000' - snow tires are a necessity, but
the dry performance got him off the Coopers; said they were too
squishy, but performed well in snow.
THe Hakka will be a *better* snow tire, but IMHO, the Cooper would be
fine for a MA winter + ski trips to VT/NH. Snow tires all suck in the
dry, but apparently, the Coopers suck more than most.
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Adam P. Brodeur wrote:
> Hello all:
> Well, seeing as the threat of snow is near here in central
> Massachusetts, it is time to get the snows. Every on the list seems to
> recommend Hakka's. However, are they worth the money. A local guy I
> know can get me Hakka's for around $80/tire or Cooper Weathermaster's
> for about $50/tire. He told me to go with the Cooper's and that I'd be
> happy. The tires are for my 84 4000 quattro. Is the extra $30/tire
> worth it, or should I save my pennies for door handles and such?
> Adam Brodeur
> 84 4ksq