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Nokian WR G SUV tires are woth considering.
I'm getting a set...
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Greetings,

As a 1st time Nokian tire user, so after hitting 20K on the Rotiva AT, I have been very very happy. From others who have the WR G3 SUV, they have been in the same camp.

In both dry and wet conditions, the traction is always their. With the WR G3 SUV, you should have even better traction in the winter.

If possible, you should try putting in the nitrogen into the tires. IMHO, i feel difference on the open road.

Best for now.
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Re: Tire Recommendations

3rd thread on tires for Summit - 20". Let me repeat:
Bridgestone Duelers Alanza PLUS Just out in June 2014:
I put these tires on my 2014 Summit yesterday. Apparently the PLUS model is very different from last years Alanza. The tread depth is 13/32 as compared to the Fortera's 10/32. The tire weight is 43 pounds as opposed to the Fortera's 34 pounds. Quite a difference, and more than 3/32 tread depth difference would account for . . . and deeper than the much loved and highly rated CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus . I would expect that the sidewall has increased as well as the rubber hardness (now 80,000 mile warranty). I passed on the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus as I wanted a little more aggressive tread design.

For the first 4-5 miles the tires felt a little jiggly - like they were feeling every section and tar patch in the road. Later, after the first 4-5 miles, on this same section of road the tires were smooth as glass. Kinda like a new pair of shoes? They needed breaking in?

After the first 50 miles of highway I was delighted. They were quieter than the OM Forteras (the engine noise pretty much drowned out any road noise at all speeds- not true with the Fortera). As I had originally bought these tires as a better choice for off-road - that's where I went next. Amazing. As a big time past user of BF Goodrich TA I was impressed. Tire pressure was set at 40 as it was 80 degrees outside. I first kept it in 2 wheel drive and proceeded through deep sand and some off-camber dirt hills. I was so surprised! Wonderful. So I slipped the tranny into 4x4 and hit some tougher sections. I did not do any serious rock climbing (it ain't a Rubicon) but for semi-serious off-road these tires work excellent.

More testing to follow, but I suspect these are more than soccer-mom tires. We shall see.

Edit: Maybe these tires have a little harder rubber. I am noticing the first 5 or so miles they seem a little stiffer - until they warm up. Then they smooth out. What I am wondering is, how will they handle snow and ice.? I live in the mountains of Arizona at 5,000' and sometimes, maybe once a year, we get a foot of snow. Other times only 2-5". GREAT sand tires!
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I just bought a 2014 Summit with 20 inch wheels. I have read a lot of marginal to crappy opinions about the Fortera tires. I am wondering what would be a good replacement for them. I am not looking for an A/T tire. Just the same type of all season that is already on it but with better handling performance.
My theory is to wear out the originals first. Don't spend money you don't need to before you have to.
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Or . . . go for it. At my age I want the best - but that's me.
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Or . . . go for it. At my age I want the best - but that's me.
That is fine as long as you have the money to support that kind of life style. I retired at 53, will be 64 next month, and am making my money go as far as I can. Your philosophy reminds me of a plaque I saw, "My tastes are simple, I want the best". At my age I am more, "Waste not, Want not". My last vehicle I drove 15 years and it was still going strong when I sold it. I just bought the Mopar Lifetime Maximum Care Service Contract for my new 2014 Cherokee. Trust me, I intend to get my money's worth out of it.
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Greetings,

Since Bridgestone owns a share of Nokian (not sure the %) for a number of years now, I have notice that some Noikian concepts and technology is being integrated into the Bridgestone products.

Tire depth and tread design is critical in considering a tire. I was surprised that they were 13/32 and they increased the siping a little more over the previous design. I suspect that tire is a little softer in order to get a better fuel performance.

A tire does have to break in and it varies between different manufactures (around 75-125 miles). The top layer coating is what has to wear off. The rule of thumb for winter driving when you get new tires is around 250 miles before you start to get the designed traction of the tire.

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Very helpful information - and explains a lot. Thanks.
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I just bought a 2014 Summit with 20 inch wheels. I have read a lot of marginal to crappy opinions about the Fortera tires. I am wondering what would be a good replacement for them. I am not looking for an A/T tire. Just the same type of all season that is already on it but with better handling performance.
I am looking into getting the Hankook Ventus ST RH06 all season. Just another option you might want to look at
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I've chosen the Nitto NT421Q...they go on tomorrow morning.
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