The Hankook Winter i-Pike RS W419 tire is a studdable winter tire for passenger cars. With good snow and ice traction, fuel efficiency, and a low price, the tire offers great value. A special silica compound delivers the wet traction and lower rolling resistance for better fuel economy, but without any compromise to long tread-life. Efficient evacuation of water and slush is accomplished with a directional tread design, increasing both wet traction and hydroplaning resistance. 3D biting edges thanks to lateral grooves and high-density siping contribute to the increased traction and stability on snow and slippery surfaces.
Improved uniformity are accomplished through a strong single strand bead wire that firmly seats the tire on the wheel, while the high-hardness bead filler improves the handling and steering response. Tire deformation is minimized with greater sidewall stiffness from the equilibrium casing, and an extra wide steel belt layer underneath the tread that is resistant to the forces of centrifigual force.
I WENT FROM SLIP SLIP SLIDING AWAY, TO REAL SOLID GRIP
tHIS SET CAN BE STUDDED
It comes with little bubbles from the factory. If you live in N. Dakota, you're really tempted because to add the studs, it costs $20 only
per tire. I didn't feel the need for more, so i kept the set as is.
The amazing part is that it is not noisy. And the better part is: they're inexpensive.
Now, the sweet part: installation cost was the least expensive at tires-easy ($20 per tire), and the team are beyond polite; they are
pros, with kindness and care.
I hardly ever write about any purchase, especially regarding tires.
This was the best purchase/installation/value deal i have ever made.
Being on the "impossible" side to please, usually, i truly feel that i must share my experience with everyone. I wish i had such good
luck in any other purchases i have made. The surprise, is the fact that there aren't any.