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Did CR rank Pirelli and Hankook tires fairly?

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When Consumer Reports (CR) ranks tires every year, it also marks those it recommends to consumers. In its November issue, CR rated ultra-high performance tires, plus performance winter tires.

Three received CR's stamp of approval in the performance winter category: the Nokian WR G3, Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 and the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2.

However, three of the other eight tires in that category deserved some credit for coming so close to the top. The Pirelli Winter 240 Sottozero Serie II's marks were particularly intriguing.

To read about the results, and why Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich felt the need to give out a little extra love, click on his latest blog, "Pirelli and Hankook are oh, so close to the top." You also will find out why only eight performance winter tire lines were tested.

Do you agree with the results? Read the blog,then let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

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