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Old 03-20-2014, 09:54 AM
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Coming out soon. Sounds interesting. Even fits 20" rims. We have the previous model on our Subaru and it is a terrific 12 month all-weather tire.
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Re: New tire

Greetings,

I have used many of a tire over the years from many manufactures. I have paid all kinds of money to get the best performance. I was told about this brand years ago when I had a problem in Vermont. The kind Vermonter told to look into NOKIAN as he showed me his tire, the WR. The problem I had then, they did make the size for my Pathfinder.

I am running right now with the Nokian Rotiva AT. My next set of tires will be some sort of Nokian. All Nokian's are pricey, but, they are inline with the upper priced known tires. This brand is well known in Europe, I strong following in Canada and making it's mark in the US. No wonder why companies like Bridgestone, Goodyear, Cooper, Michelin and others are incorporating variations of Nokian's technology.

If you do not need an AT tire, the WR G3 SUV is a serious all season tire and it's 3rd version, based upon the spec's, it even better.

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Old 03-20-2014, 10:55 AM
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Re: New tire

Any idea about the projected tread life in miles? I couldn't seem to find that...but maybe I missed it.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:25 AM
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Any idea about the projected tread life in miles?
I don't know either. It certainly will not be the 60 - 70,000 miles of the Michelin LTX M/S2 since the Nokian has snowflake/mountain symbol. We only have 15,000 miles of city driving on the WR G2's and they look good. My guess would be 40 - 50,000 miles. Anyone else?
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Re: New tire

The tread design almost looks like a dedicated snow tire. It definitely looks interesting.
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I've got them on my Jeep. Put them on a week after buying it. I have ran Nokian tires since 2005 on all of my vehicles. I've used these in 8" of snow and some ice with great performance.
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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.
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I've got them on my Jeep. Put them on a week after buying it. I have ran Nokian tires since 2005 on all of my vehicles. I've used these in 8" of snow and some ice with great performance.
That's the idea. Nokian makes a great tire. Also nice to see that this new tire comes in 265/50-20 for the Overlands.
The ride is as soft as the OEM tires. Maybe a little louder on our Subaru, but not that you would really notice. The Jeep has more soundproofing than the Subaru. While they are not AT tires, I did see a WK2 Overland with ORA wearing WR G2's in the fall. I waited as long as I could for the owner to arrive, but needed to leave.
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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.

Greetings,

I can tell you for certain, with the Nokian Rotiva AT, I could not believe how quiet and soft it is for an AT tire. When I have other passengers in the JGC for the first time, they are amazed how comfortable the ride is on the open road.

The original WR was designed as a premium highway/touring tire for the SUV. Now in the 3rd generation, the WR G3, the tire compound is greatly improved. If you read the information on tire compound in the above link, you see why Nokian's technology in tire compounds and tread design makes it a quite tire. Whereas, my AT tire, has to take more abuse and that is part of the tire compound/tread makeup.

For all my research on various Nokian products, beside dealing with the snow/ice season, I also read a lot of great reports on dry conditions, braking and corning to name few. I also like the performance in heavy wind driven rain with no problems in hydroplaning. All of this, I have experienced with my Nokian tire.

The bottom line, this is first tire in a long time that I feel safe with in all categories.

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I've got them on my Jeep. Put them on a week after buying it. I have ran Nokian tires since 2005 on all of my vehicles. I've used these in 8" of snow and some ice with great performance.
So you have the WRG3 or the WRG3 SUV? Very different tread pattern on the two one is directional and one is not.
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Greetings,

I can tell you for certain, with the Nokian Rotiva AT, I could not believe how quiet and soft it is for an AT tire. When I have other passengers in the JGC for the first time, they are amazed how comfortable the ride is on the open road.

The original WR was designed as a premium highway/touring tire for the SUV. Now in the 3rd generation, the WR G3, the tire compound is greatly improved. If you read the information on tire compound in the above link, you see why Nokian's technology in tire compounds and tread design makes it a quite tire. Whereas, my AT tire, has to take more abuse and that is part of the tire compound/tread makeup.

For all my research on various Nokian products, beside dealing with the snow/ice season, I also read a lot of great reports on dry conditions, braking and corning to name few. I also like the performance in heavy wind driven rain with no problems in hydroplaning. All of this, I have experienced with my Nokian tire.

The bottom line, this is first tire in a long time that I feel safe with in all categories.

Best for now.
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
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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.
I have the WRG3 SUV directional tread.
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