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My Nokian Rotiva AT tires cost me $1k and it was worth it.

Best for now.
I couldn't agree with you more, I just purchased the Nokian Hakkapelita R2s and can't wait to have them installed. The Nokian tires I had in Germany were amazing, no brainer.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure v. Nitto Terra Grapplers

1stJeep, do you have any comparative thought about the Nokian Rotiva vs. Hakkapiillitas? (Let's don't even START on the spelling, OK? )

Note that I am in Colorado, so I see snow and mountain trails. My usage is typically 80% street.....
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I couldn't agree with you more, I just purchased the Nokian Hakkapelita R2s and can't wait to have them installed. The Nokian tires I had in Germany were amazing, no brainer.
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With new compound they are using in this non-studded tire, this is the closet to a studded tire. No wonder why Bridgestone is pumping money into this Finland Company.

Once I saw they had the 18" in a AT tire with mountain flake on it, I dumped my BFG Rugged Terrain TA.

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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure v. Nitto Terra Grapplers

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1stJeep, do you have any comparative thought about the Nokian Rotiva vs. Hakkapiillitas? (Let's don't even START on the spelling, OK? )

Note that I am in Colorado, so I see snow and mountain trails. My usage is typically 80% street.....
Greetings,

Since you spend 80% of the time on the highway/street, I can not see you needing the AT tire. Nokian has two ways of going for your requirement.

1st Option: When I spoke to Nokian a year ago about their other tire, WRG2, they said it can do very light off road dirt and gravel roads. I would call them get an update on it.

As a dedicated snow tire, the Hakkapeliitta from Nokian are consider one of the best on the market. I was in Vermont few years ago when I first learned about them after getting stuck in my Pathfinder. One of the locals showed me the tires on his car. They never did have the size for the Pathfinder.

2nd Option: The new one out, the R2 SUV should be an amazing non-studded tire. I would check with tiresbyweb.com if they have them. The Nokian salesperson referred me to them.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV

Here is my 10k update on Rotiva AT:
Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

Nokian success is how they use the tire compounds and siping in their tires.

Hope this help and Best for now.
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Re: Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure v. Nitto Terra Grapplers

That's terrific, 1stJeep.

I'm, picking up my JGC end of March, so most of this winter has passed. I have the Hakkas on my current Cherokee 2000 as winter only tires, but will wait for next season before I do anything about winter tires.

The 80/20 split is probably a good number for summer driving. For winter, it's probably 65% winter/snow/ice/offroad and 35% street/highway. Thus the separate winter tires.....

Thanks again - great pointers. (I'll stick with the Hakkas for my winter tires....)
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