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I have the WRG3 SUV directional tread.

Great so how do you like them over all? quiet tire? smooth tire that absorbs the bumps well? do you have them on 18 or 20" ?
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So do you think the WR G3 SUV would provide a soft quiet ride? Looking for that more than the snow ability.
I think so and the gf said they rode smoother than my 2012 Equinox with Michelin Lattitude SUV tires. I had previously had the Goodyear Fortera HL tires on the Jeep from the factory. They were a noisier and rougher tire in comparison to these.
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Great so how do you like them over all? quiet tire? smooth tire that absorbs the bumps well? do you have them on 18 or 20" ?
I would at this point buy them again. Only other factor to stop me would be if they wear fast but I've never seen that on other Nokians. I average about 30K miles a year with a tire rotation coming up in a week or two. I have the 20" wheels as I have the Summit package.
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ok you have me interested in these Nokians now. these WRG3 SUV sound like the ones a may want. these bridgestones seemed ok at first but just way to hard you feel every tiny little bump hard as hell to get them balanced also. thanks
Greetings,

A few years back, Bridgestone brought a stake in Nokian. I do not know how much they own now. They wanted to have access to their technology.

With regard to the bumps, according to my understanding, the use of the natural oils mix into the rubber with other compounds helps in the bump absorption. The original WR SUV tread design had a directional pattern similar to the G3 SUV. It was also similar to the GY Triple Tread Fortera SUV.

The original WR Tread design:
2004 Snow Tire Reviews

The directional tread on the G3 SUV is better balance for the open highway and noise. The center looks a lot better than before.

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So you have the WRG3 or the WRG3 SUV? Very different tread pattern on the two one is directional and one is not.
WR G3 does not come in 265/60R18 or 265/50R20. Only The WR G3 SUV is available in those sizes.
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Re: New tire

Interesting tire. Read all the info on the tire at the Nokian website and my only question is what about offroad, on dirt roads, in mud, wet grass etc. Slush isnt a big concern for me with winter tires. I dont need an AT and Michelin LTX M/s2s are tops on my list right now to replace the Latitudes.

Nokian website doesnt say squat about offroad.
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Interesting tire. Read all the info on the tire at the Nokian website and my only question is what about offroad, on dirt roads, in mud, wet grass etc. Slush isnt a big concern for me with winter tires. I dont need an AT and Michelin LTX M/s2s are tops on my list right now to replace the Latitudes.

Nokian website doesnt say squat about offroad.
IstJeepGC reported on another thread here that he called Nokian and asked them this question regarding the previous model (WR G2).They told him that it would handle light off-roading. He therefore bought the Nokian Rotiiva AT as he wanted not only the snowflake/mountain symbol but true off-road capability.
My experience with WR G2's on our Subaru has been good. All tires are good on dirt roads. Wet grass and mud is extremely difficult with most any tire.
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Interesting tire. Read all the info on the tire at the Nokian website and my only question is what about offroad, on dirt roads, in mud, wet grass etc. Slush isnt a big concern for me with winter tires. I dont need an AT and Michelin LTX M/s2s are tops on my list right now to replace the Latitudes.

Nokian website doesnt say squat about offroad.
I mostly do on road miles with some towing. I will use them on gravel roads and fire lanes through out the year. Some of the fire lanes can be real mud pits. I don't see these tires limiting my use and performing better than the stock Good Year tires.
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Interesting tire. Read all the info on the tire at the Nokian website and my only question is what about offroad, on dirt roads, in mud, wet grass etc. Slush isnt a big concern for me with winter tires. I dont need an AT and Michelin LTX M/s2s are tops on my list right now to replace the Latitudes.

Nokian website doesnt say squat about offroad.
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With regards to the WR Series, which in this case is the G2 & G3, I asked Nokian the question just recently again. You can do light so called off-road with them pending the condition of the road.

They are concerned that a puncture can occur from the stones. If you read the description in the Rotiva AT details, they give a detail explanation on what their technology is for stone ejectors. Of course, if you have a 10 ply tire, the better off-road experience. The recommendation was for the WR to manual clean out the stones. It makes sense, protect the groove. Thus my decision to go with the Rotiva AT over the WR.

Here is the link to my update on the Rotiva AT and it also has feedback from others on the G2:

Nokian Rotiva AT 265/60/18 10,000 mile update

In all honesty, I am not comfortable with Michelin and BFG after these last experiences on a 4X4 vehicle. As I mentioned in a past post in this thread, I have now found Nokian one the better multipurpose tires out there in all of their product lines.

Hope this helps.

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I mostly do on road miles with some towing. I will use them on gravel roads and fire lanes through out the year. Some of the fire lanes can be real mud pits. I don't see these tires limiting my use and performing better than the stock Good Year tires.
Greetings,

Gland you are liking your WR G3 SUV.

Happy Trails with them.

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I mostly do on road miles with some towing. I will use them on gravel roads and fire lanes through out the year. Some of the fire lanes can be real mud pits. I don't see these tires limiting my use and performing better than the stock Good Year tires.
While most brands have outstanding tire models and duds in their tire lines, I believe that Nokian really is outstanding across their line at this time. They are a premium tire maker.
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Re: New tire

Hello. I wanted to weigh in with a recommendation here. I've owned 2 sets of the WR line. The G2 and currently now the G3. Both of these were on sedans and I would venture to say their wet and winter traction was astonishingly better than anything I've ever driven on. They would perform just as well as my 4Runner in the snow (save for ground clearance) and really inspire confidence.

I have the original Forteras on and will be strapping on some WRG3 SUVs this fall in the 20" size. I was giving the Terra Grapplers a hard look for good snow traction prior to the release of these G3s, and still am weighing both. But for my use, mainly on road and occasionally down a log road to get to a beach, and needing winter traction to travel in upstate NY to visit family, I believe the Nokians will be the winner. Excited to see this thread. I've been a Nokian advocate ever since I first owned a set about 5 years ago. Truly amazing.
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