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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

The Toyo's are still on that truck(went in the fleet when I got the dually), I drove it the other day while my truck got serviced, the Toyo's are noisey, and in light rain, they are slippery, and they have 38k miles on them...but they still have some tread left. Sorry to get off topic
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I can only wish for snow.
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I only got 40k out of the the Terra's in a year and a half, on my half ton, with the bed full of equipment(it raised about 2" when I emptied it), they got me through landfills, hard pack gravel(kills tread), woods, snow, mud(more than I thought I would get through), rail yards, steel mills, never left me stuck, and always had good wet traction right to the wear bars. Toyo's(A/T 1st version) were a little short in wet/snow/ice traction vs TG's. I justify 2 sets because one tire can't truly do everything. And with the mileage the wife drives, I can get about 4 winters out of a set of blizzaks, and the "summer" tires last longer too...usually car gets traded before I have a chance to actually wear out tires, so I sell the snow tire/wheel combo, and put it towards the new car combo. Terra's going on the dually, boss tells me, get what you need, don't go crazy...Terra's fit the bill. Don't think you'll be disappointed, but I haven't run them on lighter vehicles, but guys at work and the place I buy them from, everyone loves them.
Just ordered the Terra Grapplers. I'll repot back with a review after I get some miles on them.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

The terra grapplers are great tires when new. However as they wear down their performance is severely degraded. However even worn down with degraded performance they still outperform stock junk tires vehicles come with.
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The terra grapplers are great tires when new. However as they wear down their performance is severely degraded. However even worn down with degraded performance they still outperform stock junk tires vehicles come with.
Thanks for the info. The Forteras have to be some of the worst tires I have ever had.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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Nokians are heavily subsidized in northern Europe, I wouldn't consider that as a performance enforcement, but a good marketing thing.

In independent test after test, the Blizzaks out perform the Nokians by a wide margin in adverse weather. I believe you can get more miles out of the Nokians, they have a harder tread compound. Otherwise they are about the same on cleared dry highways.

Nokians are a good tire, but don't come here saying they are as good as they get unless you stud them and run only on ice.
You may want to tell that to everyone I know who stopped using blizzacks for Nokian. I used blizzacks for a few years. Had lm-25's on my previous awd car, and dm-v1's on an suv. They were fine in slush or light covered roads. A few inches or ice road performance was OK At best. A friend has an x5 with NokiaN wgr2, which is an all season that is snow rated. It worked very well where the blizzack didn't and isn't even a dedicate snow/ice tire. Ill let you know how the nokians compare as I assume they'll easily surpass my level of happiness with blizzacks.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

+1 for Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow, 265/60/18. Ran them for about 15,000 km last winter and they were great. Little wear in that time frame.
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Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

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I'm also running Nokian, but the WR G2. They are great - same as Blizzaks in the winter and you can use them all year arround. Go and use Blizzak in the summer - good luck!
I had a look at the Nokian site, and don't see the WR G2 in 265-50-20 that the Overland uses. Also checked the Rotiva, and it is close at 275-55-20, but still outside specs of Overland size. I am looking at these all weather choices to fit the 20" rim, but not looking good. Had my first experience with the Fortera's in slush, and was not great. OK in dry snow, but not wet stuff.
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I had a look at the Nokian site, and don't see the WR G2 in 265-50-20 that the Overland uses. Also checked the Rotiva, and it is close at 275-55-20, but still outside specs of Overland size. I am looking at these all weather choices to fit the 20" rim, but not looking good. Had my first experience with the Fortera's in slush, and was not great. OK in dry snow, but not wet stuff.
I'm currently running The Nokian Rotivas in the P275/55/20 size on my 2012 Overland Summit. This is my fourth set of Nokian tires and I've found them to all be excellent winter ice/snow performers! The Rotivas are not a dedicated winter ice/snow tire, but an all season on/off road tire, that can handle some rough off road duty use. More importantly they carry the snowflak on the mountain winter tire rating, as all Nokians do. I'm very plesed with this tire on my Summit 20" wheels. This tire is ideal for my intended use, and performs great in NY winters. If you have heavy ice/snow winters to deal with in your area you might want to get a dedicated winter tire/wheel combo and go with the Nokian R SUV tires, these are as good as it gets for winter ice/snow SUV tires;

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R SUV

Or if you want/need studded tires;

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 SUV 7 SUV

These tires are available in the OEM 18" WK2 tire sizes and are top rated winter ice snow tires! Check out the reviews;

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+1 for Pirelli Scorpion Ice and Snow, 265/60/18. Ran them for about 15,000 km last winter and they were great. Little wear in that time frame.
I finally took mine to some snow and they performed exceptionally on compact snow and ice. They stopped and turned better than Blizzak LM 25s I had on my M3. The 4wd and snow tires do some amazing work together in the snow.

Haven't had a chance to try them in deep snow yet but we don't get much of that around here. Usually icy roads and if it snows, its turns in to compact snow and ice pretty quickly. I think these tires will be great for my needs and I'll be able to get a few seasons out of them.
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I'm currently running The Nokian Rotivas in the P275/55/20 size on my 2012 Overland Summit.
Greetings,

I thinking of getting the Rotiva's as a replacement to my BFG Rugged Terrain. For an on/off road tire, how quite are these on the highway? Ever since I had the BFG, the noise has progressively gotten louder and now with over 20k on them, they are humming away.

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I'm currently running The Nokian Rotivas in the P275/55/20 size on my 2012 Overland Summit. This is my fourth set of Nokian tires and I've found them to all be excellent winter ice/snow performers! The Rotivas are not a dedicated winter ice/snow tire, but an all season on/off road tire, that can handle some rough off road duty use. More importantly they carry the snowflak on the mountain winter tire rating, as all Nokians do. I'm very plesed with this tire on my Summit 20" wheels. This tire is ideal for my intended use, and performs great in NY winters. If you have heavy ice/snow winters to deal with in your area you might want to get a dedicated winter tire/wheel combo and go with the Nokian R SUV tires, these are as good as it gets for winter ice/snow SUV tires;

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R SUV

Or if you want/need studded tires;

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 SUV 7 SUV

These tires are available in the OEM 18" WK2 tire sizes and are top rated winter ice snow tires! Check out the reviews;

The Top 5 Studless Snow Tires

Best SUV & Truck Winter Tires – Compare Reviews and Rankings | Bestcovery

Putting studded, studless winter tires to the test
Very good information. I have picked up some 18" Rubricon Safara rims, and will look for either 255-65-18 or 265-60-18 tires before next fall as the 20" Fortera's do not give me coffidence, with only 6500 miles on them. Any size or tire recomendations better?
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