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Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

I just got my 2015 GC Limited two weeks ago. Since I'll be primarily driving it in the winter, I'm getting a set of the WR G3's installed in a couple of days. Hopefully, I'll be satisfied with them. Now I'll have to find a new home for the OE Michelins.....

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Update....

The Nokians went on this morning. They seem to handle pretty well, considering, of course, this is isn't a sports car. and they aren't "track tires". And as expected, they seem a little nosier that the OE Michelins were, but not all that objectionable....
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I'm sure you will be satisfied.
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Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

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Update....

The Nokians went on this morning. They seem to handle pretty well, considering, of course, this is isn't a sports car. and they aren't "track tires". And as expected, they seem a little nosier that the OE Michelins were, but not all that objectionable....
Can I ask where you got them and how much did they cost? I'll need some this fall. Thanks.
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I realize that I am in the eastern part of NYS, but will throw in my 2 cents. "1st Jeep GC" got his Nokian Rotiivas at Tiresbyweb.com. I got my Nokian WR G3 SUV's at a local independent who meets web prices. If you are in the Capital District at that time, PM me and I'll give you details.
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Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

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Greetings,

It is very possible that WR G3 SUV has some form of the new Aramid sidewall technology. Their is a video in the below link showing the technology in action.

Nokian zLine SUV summer tire – cool performance and extreme durability for SUVs / Nokian Tires

Best is to confirm this with Nokian. I do know that with Rotiva AT, the sidewall held up very well with all those winter potholes.

Best for now.
Hi there! Torn between Rotiiva AT Plus and the WRG3 SUV. Have seen that Rotiiva got a fair amount of ice traction criticism on Consumer Reports.

Anyone running the Rotiiva AT I would greatly value your review of ice traction. Thanks!
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Hi there! Torn between Rotiiva AT Plus and the WRG3 SUV. Have seen that Rotiiva got a fair amount of ice traction criticism on Consumer Reports.

Anyone running the Rotiiva AT I would greatly value your review of ice traction. Thanks!
Greetings,

The ice traction is not bad. In some cases while their is perception of some sort over fresh black ice, the traction is not so great. It is important to keep in mind that this AT tire is a little harder than the WRG3 SUV. And this is true with any AT tire.

As I say to many, if you do not need an AT type tire, then the all weather, all season tire is the way to go. As you have read and many have reported here, the Nokian WRG3 SUV has outstanding performance.

If ice is a major problem where you drive, a dedicated winter tire is the way to go. Many here have different opinions on performance from different manufactures. Nokian has decades of excellent performance as well and their dedicated winter tires are worth the money.

I now have 40K and just above 6/32 on my Rotiva AT's and this winter will be an interesting test. By this I mean how is the traction going to hold up. By peak winter season, I should be around 45k. As you know, a tire has a optimum range for maximum traction and most AT tires that I have had it around 30k. As a first time Nokian user, I am extremely happy with the performance.

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Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

Hey there! Thanks for your comments and for confirming what I already suspected. Prior to the Jeep, I drove a 4Runner with Revo and subsequently, Revo 2 tires. Both handled well and satisfactory for my winter driving needs in Ohio.

This will be my 3rd set of Nokian tires (or tyres ) and can't say enough good about them. Other experiences have been on 4 door sedans with the WRG2 and WRG3.

While I'm tempted to lead toward the G3s over the Rotiivas, I do get into some occasional off-road driving in the UP of Michigan. Given their $40 less per tire price point, and being on the fence, I think I'll pony up for the Rotiiva.

Something to note- if any one is in Dayton OH area... Grismer Tire chain locally is offering $100 off any set of Nokian from 7/8/15 - 8/31/15. I suspected some shenanigans here with a price increase and then a $100 off drop, but I inquired about a price and it was the same as my prior inquiries dating back to May and June of this year, then the $100 coming off. That being said, I'm getting a set of Rotiiva AT Plus for $714. Not bad at all. Sale runs through end of August.
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Can I ask where you got them and how much did they cost? I'll need some this fall. Thanks.

Sorry, I didn't respond sooner, but I haven't been keeping up with the topics I've posted in.

I got my Nokians from 'Tire World', a Rochester based tire retailer. They were, as I recall, around $200/each.


I have a couple thousand summer miles on them, at this point, and they've been OK. I have a little reservation, because I think they're more of a "snow tire" than Nokian's claim of an "all weather" tire. I recently took a trip back to southern New Jersey, to visit the relatives, and took the Jeep. While on the NY State Thruway, I encountered a section of roadway that was 'grooved', I assume for rain dispersal, and the tires were somewhat "all over the place", at 70 MPH. It got my attention, for sure. Otherwise, they were OK, albeit a little noisy.

For me, the major adjustment has been getting acclimated to a 5000 pound SUV, compared to the sports cars that have been my daily drivers in the summer, or the small pick-ups (Chevy S-10 4x4 or GMC Canyon 4x4) that have been my DDs in the winter. The GC just isn't as nimble as those vehicles have been.
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Re: Nokian WR G3 SUV

Thanks for the reply. I'm a little apprehensive about the Nokians for year round driving because of the noise level. I'm used to the quietness of the Forteras. I am looking for something as quiet and has longer tread life than my Forteras and probably better in the long winters we have here. Maybe the Contis.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm a little apprehensive about the Nokians for year round driving because of the noise level. I'm used to the quietness of the Forteras. I am looking for something as quiet and has longer tread life than my Forteras and probably better in the long winters we have here. Maybe the Contis.
Assuming you have the 20" tires, take a look at the Cooper Discoverer SRX.
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Thanks for the reply. I'm a little apprehensive about the Nokians for year round driving because of the noise level. I'm used to the quietness of the Forteras. I am looking for something as quiet and has longer tread life than my Forteras and probably better in the long winters we have here. Maybe the Contis.
The Grand Cherokee is so well insulated that you will not notice increased noise unless you focus on it and maybe not even then. Not the same situation with our barely insulated Subaru though, but my wife never complained (Subaru is her dd) and she knows these tires will get her through anything.
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