Hankook Winter iPike W409 Tire

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Reviewed by:
Scott R.


Review Date
February 9, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

Visitors rate this review
4.54 of 5, 50.00 votes

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Review 1 of 21

Price Paid:  $560.00 from Peerless Tires

Year / Model Reviewed:
2000 265/75R16 - Hankook IPike RW11

Strengths:
Driving 2000 GMC 4x4 Ext Cab truck in 2wd feels like driving on dry roads; Feels comfortable in ice, snow and slush. 4 wheel drive with these tires - goes where you point it!

Weaknesses:
A little slippery when breaking on ice... but stays straight and definitely better than A/T and all-season tires. I did get the ABS to kick in when going down a hill to a stop light on ice... they're not going to stop on a dime if you're trying to push it a bit.

Summary:
Casper, Wyoming : Drive in places where all-wheel and 4-wheel drives are slipping and going off road. Pulled a Chrysler 300 out of ditch (in 4-wheel drive) but didn't slip a bit... felt like pulling a car out of mud, and I was on pavement. Looked at Blizzaks, etc. but figured a cheap studless snow tire would out do an A/T any day of the week. I was right. I cannot believe I haven't used snow tires in the 20+ years I've been driving. Amazing traction and control. I am really impressed with the ride on dry roads, the control on snow and ice. I did get them to spin a bit on wet pavement, but as long as they're doing the job in snow and ice... I could really care less. I was concerned that the Hankook's wouldn't have been as good as some of the other major brands, but I would buy them again in a heartbeat.

Similar Products Used:
Cooper Discoverer S/T (terrible in snow and ice); Destination A/T (good all-around tire); General Grabber AT2's (good all around tire, good price); Michelin LTX MS2's (best all season and does reasonable in snow and ice)... still, none of these handle the snow and ice like the Hankooks. I'll probably get the Firestone Destination A/T's and use them in the warm seasons.



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Reviewed by:
KGBrown


Review Date
November 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 53.00 votes

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Review 2 of 21

Price Paid:  $700.00 from Chucky Cheese

Year / Model Reviewed:
2007 Subaru Tribeca

Strengths:
Great grip in snow and rain. Long lasting

Weaknesses:
Don't get them studded. The studs wear out FAST.

Summary:
I always get studded snows for my Wife's car. They are really needed for our Vermont winter. Our dirt road gets pretty hairy. The studs wore out really fast, so I kept them on all summer. I'm getting new studded tires for this winter.



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Reviewed by:
Greg


Review Date
November 14, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 54.00 votes

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Review 3 of 21

Price Paid:  $500.00 from LesSchwab

Year / Model Reviewed:
1997 Subaru Outback

Strengths:
GRIP in wet or icy conditions, heavy snow (deep)

Weaknesses:
high speed dry cornering

Summary:
Car drove like it was on rails when it snowed. I honestly think the car drove better in the snow then it did on dry pavment. Only got stuck once with them and it was completely my fault (beached it on a HUGE pile of snow). I have recently purchased another set from Tireseasy.com for my 2000 Volvo S40 for this winter season.

Similar Products Used:
I have run LesSchwab Wintercats and would MUCH rather have the Hankook Ipikes,



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Reviewed by:
XCELERATIONRULES



Review Date
May 15, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.87 of 5, 114.00 votes

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Review 4 of 21

Price Paid:  $400.00 from Discount Tire Direct

Year / Model Reviewed:
2011 Toyota Camry

Strengths:
Unbelievable Grip and Traction.
Inspires confidence in all weather conditions.

Weaknesses:
Absolutely None.

Summary:
I was driving nearly 40 miles to work each day,and absolutely needed snow tires.
After spending one season on these tires I was extremely impressed.
A few storms,I actually had to pick up other employees as they could not get out of their drive way.
They were also impressed as My car moved easily through the thick snow.
I now run these tires on all 4 of my cars,all year round,as here in Ohio,it's usually wet 9 months of the year.
The tires ride well,slightly slower steering than a performance tire and are not super noisy for a snow tire.
They seem to wear well,and I've only picked up a nail in one tire in the 5 sets I've bought.
Cant beat the price at under $100 each shipped to my door.

Similar Products Used:
Goodyear,Bridgestone,BF Goodrich



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Reviewed by:
David Yang


Review Date
February 22, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
4.84 of 5, 117.00 votes

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Review 5 of 21

Price Paid:  $500.00 from Craigslist

Year / Model Reviewed:
2000 Gs400

Strengths:
Strong, grips, sticks, and grabs like no other.

Weaknesses:
None

Summary:
I had bought these ipike tires last year and it has been nothing but good to me. This is my first back wheel drive car n I knew for sure I needed winter tires. It has done what I needs to do but I'll have to admit that rear wheel drive cars during winter is awful. I didn't need winter tires on my front wheel drive cars other than really good tread that's all season n you wouldn't have any problem but if u considered having winter tires on a front wheel drive, u have no other worries in life. But getting back to what we r talking about, these tires are the best for the bang for the buck. Im not sure how that stupid guy with the trucks that had these tires on said that it would be better if he pushed his car, really dude, your a total doush n dummy. To put on some regular tires on n see how far u really get, maybe one place, our garage all winter long....lol. Pound for pound for the money, these are the best winter tires. Not studded so don't expect the anything with ice, it still gets the business done.

Similar Products Used:
All kinds of all season tires. Driven other types of winter tires on other cars such as blizzak, Michelin and what not.



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