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New Tires, Like starting a 40k-60k mile relationship

Yeah, it's yet another tire thread. Hopefully others can benefit from a gathering of various other threads. Have some 18" ready to go. Running with a stock 265/60/18. Would love to hear some tire loyalists and what you are running. Also I'm into vanity, so the sidewalls are important, as well as noise and general performance.

My frontrunner is Nokian Rotiiva AT ($566.44 to my door), followed by:
Yokohama Geolander AT/S
Cooper AT/3
Nitto TerraGrappler G2

Please if you have any suggestions or any of these post a sidewall pic.

Here's the rims I'm mounting coated in Evo Gray.


*found some killer prices on tires at simpletire.com. I live about 30 minutes from them and still cannot pick up, but shipping is reasonable. I have zero affiliation, just trying to pass along some decent pricing. 5% off for military as well.

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Re: New Tires, Like starting a 40k-60k mile relationship

First question...... do you encounter any significant snowfall where you live?
If the answer is yes the only choice is the Nokians.

All the other A/T tire choices you have listed are not Snowflake on the Mountain winter ice and snow rated. They may be M+S A/T rated tires but that's not the same thing. I'm assuming you are referring to Nokian A/T Rotiivas not their winter only tires. They also make a WRG3 all weather tire that is also winter ice and snow rated that is more of a HWY tire if you spend most of your time on pavement.

If you don't have to deal with significant snowfall the Copper AT3's or the Nitto G2 Terra Grapplers are excellent A/T choices.
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First question...... do you encounter any significant snowfall where you live?
If the answer is yes the only choice is the Nokians.
I live in Southeast, PA. We dont get long months of snow, but pretty serious snow the past few years. I want the option to keep them on all year round if I like the 18's but heard nothing but good about them. Only down I've read is the softness may not last the same.
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Re: New Tires, Like starting a 40k-60k mile relationship

Please be sure to go through the many threads on various tire choices already in this forum section. There's a wealth of commentary.

I'm on the Nitto NT421Q and while I've enjoyed them, I'm concerned with tread wear. It's completely even, but more than I expected from these tires. I don't expect any trouble for "this" winter season (and that may get tested this coming weekend it sounds like), but I'm expecting to have to replace them before the next winter at this point.
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Re: New Tires, Like starting a 40k-60k mile relationship

Cooper AT/W. Same as AT3 but slightly softer compound and more sipes for better snow handling

If you want aggressive there is always the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac


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Re: New Tires, Like starting a 40k-60k mile relationship

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I live in Southeast, PA. We dont get long months of snow, but pretty serious snow the past few years. I want the option to keep them on all year round if I like the 18's but heard nothing but good about them. Only down I've read is the softness may not last the same.
Greetings,

With over 43k on my lovely Nokian Rotiva AT's (sorry I just had to say it), so far the softness has not been issue. I have been on 3 major trips during the other 3 seasons to part down south, midwest and the greater St Louis side west of the Mighty Mississippi River with no issues.

For an AT tire, so far this is the best I ever had. I know others at their have more miles on their Rotiva's than me.

Best for now.
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