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Finnish Tire Club

October 2nd, 2007 · 4 Comments

Nokian Hakka 5

I’ve joined the “Finnish Tire Club”. Last Saturday I drove down to F C P on the south shore and went tire shopping. These guys seemingly carry every known brand of tire (new and used) and are specialists in high-end winter tires. My winter tires from last year had really bit the dust (instead of biting the ice).

Stefan had bought studded Nokian’s from F C P the year before and had raved all winter about ripping around in a snow/ice beast! I know studded tires are louder driving on dry pavement but I figured I could sacrifice and turn up my ipod a bit to compensate. Ended up buying some 15″ Nokian Hakkapeliitta 5’s with factory installed square studs. A bit pricey but I think the money will be worth it in this case.

Also worth noting that F C P has a good system where you leave your rims and a deposit, they mount your tires and you make an appointment to get them put on close to winter.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 5’s | F C P

Tags: montreal + canada + the world

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Allen // Oct 2, 2007 at 9:37 am

    New look is amazing! Congrats.

  • 2 Snow and the start of winter // Nov 8, 2007 at 11:52 am

    […] the snow comes a new cottage (more coming on this), new snowboard gear (this too!), new winter tires and starting to check the backcountry snow […]

  • 3 erik // Oct 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Woo hey Stevey I picked up a set of Hakka 5 today! Anything special to know about ’em? Drive slower than 50mph and your car explodes? Shot on site in Ontario? etc.

    It might be a bit early in the season but apparently I got the last set FCP had in 16″ in stock. I heard a sales rep tell two other people on the phone about them while waiting to have mine put on and him saying “we’re sold out”.


  • 4 Steve // Oct 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Excellent. You still have the volvo right ? Those plus AWD will give you the safest ride you can get IMHO.

    No real disadvantage that I know of. Try braking and steering sharp in a parking lot once the snow falls to see how much better they are.

    might see you on the weekend.