[200q20v] Re: Hakka dis, hakka dat...
nokian at msn.com
Thu Jan 31 11:08:50 EST 2002
If driving on ice or hard packed snow is a concern; by all means go for the
Hak Q. They also have better deep snow ability. They will last about 5
to 10k miles less; being conservative I tell customers 30k for the Q and
about 40 for the Hak 1
I use the Q on most of my cars.
The Q will also feel like about 4 lbs low tire pressure where the Hak 1 feel
like 3lbs low. The Q are just a bit more squirmy on dry pavement
Been selling a lot of Q in the last 2 years.
195/65-15 in both thte Hak 1 and Q were in extreme shortage for dealers
since the start of Nov. I had 60 195/65-15 Hak Q backordered from the start
of Nov to mid Jan.
G & G SERVICE
selling Hakkas since 1979
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Dikeman" <brett at cloud9.net>
To: <quattro at audifans.com>
Cc: <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 8:44 AM
Subject: Hakka dis, hakka dat...
> Just called Sullivan tire, a local chain, and they -finally- got
> back to me about a set of Hakka Q's for the stock rims.
> "Sorry, my warehouse says they don't make those in 15 inch anymore."
> "EXCUSE me? I don't think so. No longer made, or he doesn't have stock?"
> "No longer available."
> (ie, not an answer to the question.)
> "aalllright. What about Hakka Ones?"
> "Nope, sorry, same thing."
> WTF? Nokian didn't just drop the two major snow tire lines for one
> of THE most popular wheel diameters.
> So I call the Nashua store; they have 195/65/15 Hakka 1's, nothing
> else, but he can find out if anybody has the Q(which is what I wanted
> originally) in the stock size(215/60/15) or if he can get any of the
> 3 sizes I gave him.
> "Huh, your Framingham store told me they don't make either 1s or qs
> in the 15in anymore."
> "Phhbt, they're full of it."
> So, he calls me back after I asked if he could get the Q's; I really
> don't want the 1, I want a studless.
> "Hey, it turns out they don't make that EXACT size anymore. They
> make plenty of 15inchers."
> "He made it clear, no 15 inchers."
> "Yeah, he's totally wrong."
> "Thought so."
> He's got 'em in 195/65/15. Pefect.
> So, the last question in the back of my mind is, should I really be
> going for the 1's instead of the Q? He's got the 1 in the same size,
> but the total for all 4 m&b is well over $400 versus $380 m&b for the
> q's. Everyone I've talked to has the 1, not the Q.
> I have a no-commitment hold on a set of 195/65/15 Q's, I don't think
> he'd mind if I switched to the 1. Gotta make a quick decision on
> this one, if I'm going up to Nashua, it has to be very, very
> soon(next hour or two.)
> Nokian's pages about the 1 and Q are not particularly helpful in this
> "They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin
> http://www.users.cloud9.net/~brett/bdikeman.asc (PGP Public Key)
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