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Old May 15th, 2018, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thoughts on best tires for Summer/ Winter

So I'm a little after the fact, but looking to find some preferences for tires. I just ordered some 235/45-18 BF GOODRICH G-FORCE SPORT COMP 2's online and was wondering if anyone has any experience with these for strictly summer driving.
I bought some 235/45R18 Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 for winter driving (New England) and would absolutely recommend nothing but these for winter. They are pretty crappy though when temps get above 40. They feel like you're driving on marshmallows. For winter slush, snow and ice, they're unbeatable!
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I have experience with both, and I must admit, they're the best seasonal tires I've ever ridden on. Had BFG g-force sport comp2s on my last car, and with upgraded shocks & lowering springs, it handled like a slot car. My current Continental ExtremeContact DWs are a close runner up

My gf's mom has studded Hakkapelitta's on her Mazda6, and even in -39C weather (yes, it really does get that cold in Canada) it handled and stopped like on dry pavement, solid sheets of ice didn't even phase it. Phenomenal tires imho.
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I have experience with both, and I must admit, they're the best seasonal tires I've ever ridden on. Had BFG g-force sport comp2s on my last car, and with upgraded shocks & lowering springs, it handled like a slot car. My current Continental ExtremeContact DWs are a close runner up

My gf's mom has studded Hakkapelitta's on her Mazda6, and even in -39C weather (yes, it really does get that cold in Canada) it handled and stopped like on dry pavement, solid sheets of ice didn't even phase it. Phenomenal tires imho.
Thanks, I thought about it after the fact and researching, so it's great to have some feedback. Especially positive!
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