[200q20v] Hakkas loosing studs...

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Apr 17 12:15:36 EDT 2001

>Neven seen this prollum before. Been using sstuffed
>Hakkas for years. Perhaps the studs were not installed
>correctly or were not the correct studs for the tires.
>At one place they asked me if I wanted 'regular' studs
>or the very slightly more expensive Hakka Eco studs. I
>went with the Eco studs.

Yeh, of course I too have been wondering about that. I bought the 
tires in 1999 while passing through Burlington VT--picked them up 
them directly from the Nokian distributor (University Wholesalers), 
and they were studded by them at that time. Frankly, I don't recall 
that the question of stud type was ever discussed. I know the matter 
of stud type was probably  _not_ on my mind at the time, but I 
wouldn't have turned down Eco-studs if they had been suggested as an 

It's interesting that most all the missing studs came from just one 
side of each tire. Three tires lost mainly  "inner" studs whereas the 
4th lost "outer" ones. Tread wear is very slight and seems uniform.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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