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Re: New tire

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If you experience winter weather, there's no comparison. I would think the Paradas would be not much better in the winter than the junk Jeep puts on at the factory.

I had a scare last winter and swore I'd get rid of these Fortera POS tires. With snow possible up here at any time now, I pulled the trigger.

Sticking with the OEM size, I was going with either these or the Terra Grapplers (more aggro look), but sensibility won out. I had the TGs on a Dakota. They wore fast and were not that great in the winter (but better then the Forteras).

The WRG3 SUVs go on Friday.

I just put the paradas on my 14 summit. I hated the fortunas. I have only had them on for 2 days so it's too early to have a final verdict but they Much quieter, better ride quality and handle great. I am interested to see how they do in snow but I am sure they gotta be better than the stock tires. Another plus on the paradas is they are v rated tires. I did a lot of research before I bought the yokos and for what I was looking for they are great


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Old 09-07-2014, 01:30 AM
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I had a set out on yesterday. The noise isn't really noticeable compared to the farteras, although I haven't taken them to highway speeds yet.

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Please report back in a day or two and tell us what you think of them.
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It so happens that we've had a wild weather week here in Alberta where on Sunday it was sunny and 25C (77F) then it went to 0C (32F) with snow twenty-four hours later. The streets are water logged and slushy and the Jeep is more sure footed then she ever was with the Forterribles. Large puddles are simply plowed through and the fear of hydroplaning has been greatly reduced. We're not in the deep freeze yet, but if their performance thus far is any indication, I'll feel much safer rolling on these this coming winter.

As far as noise, the increase over stock is negligible.
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It so happens that we've had a wild weather week here in Alberta where on Sunday it was sunny and 25C (77F) then it went to 0C (32F) with snow twenty-four hours later. The streets are water logged and slushy and the Jeep is more sure footed then she ever was with the Forterribles. Large puddles are simply plowed through and the fear of hydroplaning has been greatly reduced. We're not in the deep freeze yet, but if their performance thus far is any indication, I'll feel much safer rolling on these this coming winter.

As far as noise, the increase over stock is negligible.
WOW snow already... Thanks the the report back. This is going to be my choice now...
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Funny thing is that it'll be t-shirt weather again in a few days. Wacky weather is the norm 'round these parts.
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Re: New tire

I'm considering 17s that are either Blizzaks where I have to get a set of summer tires next year or get the Nokian W3 SUVs and run them year round. Unfortunately, I can't really decide. Any further comments from people who have been running these for more miles?
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Blizzaks all the way!
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When I had a fleet car, my employer did not allow us to get winter tires, until Blizzaks came out!
In my current state as a retired senior citizen, I prefer the "all weather" tire such as from Nokian or Toyo. No lugging or storing 8 tires for 2 vehicles anymore for me. Had 30,000 mile rotation of below tires today. Still look good. They are a little noisy now, but unless you are listening for it you wouldn't notice it. Dealer told me that Nokian is using a longer mileage rubber compound now in WR G3 SUV's while maintaining snowflake/mountain designation.
Bottom line is, that it really depends on whether you live on top of the mountain or in the valley below.
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Re: New tire

11/17/16 - Update

I put on the WR G3's yesterday at the Jeep dealer on the stock 17s, 245/65/17s were there only size that was close to stock. They look exactly like Blizzaks to me which is interesting. I'm driving 1000 miles today on a weekend trip to the mountains so I will let you know how they fare. Purchased them for $127.99 from Simpletire.com and they were delivered in 48 hours, great service.

I was also able to pickup the stock 18s and tires off of craigslist last night so I have something to run next summer. Go figure the day after I order the Nokian's for all season use I find these with Michelin Latitude Tours on Craiglists for a great deal along with mint condition OEM 18s.

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