4 Nokian Hakkapeliita R3 SUV studless snow tires - P225/65 R17 size - these came off of a 2018 Toyota Rav4. These provide excellent grip on snowy roads, were installed by Alyeska tire in Wasilla in November and have only 1699 miles on them.
They are in excellent condition. Even the 100 percent treadwear indicators are still intact.
These are reportedly the best studless snow tires made. They operate through use of various tread patterns, siping cuts in the tread, special rubber compounds, and a micro-crystalline compound embedded in the rubber that helps with gripping on ice and snow.
Price is $600 for all four tires (I paid $965 for them). Note Hakkapeliitta also makes a P225/65 R17 R3 tire that is "not" an SUV tire. It's a 17" rim tire same width, etc., but for cars. Make sure your vehicle calls for the P225/65 R17 "SUV" type like these... made for SUV's.
Here are some exerpts from the Nokia website:
"PEACE OF MIND FOR THE NORTHERN WINTER
Northern comfort and stability
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV Nordic winter tire is designed for high-performance sport utility vehicles, providing enjoyable driving feel and much-needed stability. The non-studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV comes with Aramid Sidewalls, which protect the tire from impacts and cuts, offering drivers more durability and peace of mind.
The different sipes flexibly adapt to all weather variations, offering relentless grip and enjoyably controlled and quiet driving. Biobased Cryo Crystal 3 grip particles have been added to the rubber compound in order to improve grip on ice by grabbing onto the driving surface.
The multi-faceted Snow Claws found between the tread blocks and shoulder areas create balanced ice and snow grip especially during braking and acceleration."
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