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Re: Winter Weather Tire Recommendations

Look to the Nokian brand of tires - they are above and beyond reproach compared to anything else on the planet. The company has been making tires, and more specifically winter tires, since inception. That's all they do. They are arguably the worlds foremost leader in winter tire design and application. Nokian designs and makes tires for anything from bicycles all the way up to heavy construction equipment and military applications. They are the world's first company to design snow tires for tractors. For a P-metric AT tire that you could run year round in all weather and all types of driving situations-purchase the Nokian Rotiiva. There are several other owners on this forum that have the same tire that can also verify the actual tire benefits.

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Look to the Nokian brand of tires - they are above and beyond reproach compared to anything else on the planet. The company has been making tires, and more specifically winter tires, since inception. That's all they do. They are arguably the worlds foremost leader in winter tire design and application. Nokian designs and makes tires for anything from bicycles all the way up to heavy construction equipment and military applications. They are the world's first company to design snow tires for tractors. For a P-metric AT tire that you could run year round in all weather and all types of driving situations-purchase the Nokian Rotiiva. There are several other owners on this forum that have the same tire that can also verify the actual tire benefits.

Nokian Rotiiva AT - The best all season tires for northern conditions / Nokian Tires


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The Nokian WRG3 SUV is an excellent all year tire.
So is the Michelin MS/2

Neither Nokian nor Michelin would claim either is a match for the favorite of the siberian drivers--factory studded Nokian Hakkapeliitta. You can get some non-studded versions, should you not drive on ice enough to really need those trapezoidal studs.
The ones for SUVs are made in Russia, and it looks like Discount Tire may now carry some of the Hakka 7 and Hakka 8 series. Note: These are hard core winter tires for those who like to get out and go whenever they darned please. They are rated to 118mph, but hold the world ice speed record of 200ish. Slush, freezing rain, glare ice, you have to do something stupid to put the shiny side down.


The Hankook Winter I-Pike studded is a poor man's Hakkapeliitta.
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Re: Winter Weather Tire Recommendations

Love my Nokians. They handle our 60+" of mountain snow easily.
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Re: Winter Weather Tire Recommendations

Greetings,

When I first learned about Nokian's sometime ago from a native Vermonter, he told me you would most likely never buy a another brand again. Sadly at that time, their was not a size for me. Now, I understand what he meant. Based upon other here that use the various models from Nokian, I can also see why.

Just my thoughts after driving on the Rotiva AT just shy of 40K.

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See my tires below. I had no issues driving everyday last winter. Also I take exception to comparing us to Siberia... Well maybe so for the highest elevations! Most of us in Eastern NY and New England are "flat-landers".
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Re: Winter Weather Tire Recommendations

In Newport RI you really don't need fully awesome winter tires.

I have run LTX MS on past vehicles, I just cast my lot with the LTX MS2 on my '14. We'll see how they play this winter.

I have Conti CrossContact LX20s on my '07, and I have had zero issues in winter with them here in western MA.

But the key point is "don't be an idiot" ..
If the weather is bad enough that the roads are closed, stay home.
Learn how your vehicle behaves in slippery conditions - take it out in a snow-covered parking lot and experience how things work..

I grew up in New England, my Dad taught me how to drive in the snow. I did the same for my daughter. My wife is from NYC, she just doesn't have the feel for it..
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But the key point is "don't be an " ..
If the weather is bad enough that the roads are closed, stay home.
things work..

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I am a little confused-what do you mean the roads are closed? Do they actually close roads in Rhode Island?


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But the key point is "don't be an " ..
If the weather is bad enough that the roads are closed, stay home.
things work..

/QUOTE]


I am a little confused-what do you mean the roads are closed? Do they actually close roads in Rhode Island?


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Greetings,

In the past couple of years, here in the Northeast during serve snow and/or ice conditions, they do close the major roadways for a couple of hours for plowing and sanding. Each state and local municipality have their own rules for each storm. For example, the state might close the interstate or certain sections and the local town will allow only 4x4 traffic.

As for Rhode Island somebody else has to chime in.

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I grew up in Maryland so I've had my fair share of winter storms. Once drove from Norfolk, VA to Baltimore in a Honda Accord during a blizzard, will never make that mistake again lol.

I got the duratracs put on yesterday. The deal I got was to good to pass up but thanks everyone for their input


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See my tires below. I had no issues driving everyday last winter. Also I take exception to comparing us to Siberia... Well maybe so for the highest elevations! Most of us in Eastern NY and New England are "flat-landers".

You're probably correct. New England doesn't really have winters. They get picturesque snowfalls and jingling sleighbells and mobile tea parties, etc. Some places get snowpiles that resemble glacial moraines more than snowpiles after a few months, but harsh winters--nah.

You guys could probably get by with racing slicks unless you were to venture out to the upper west where real winters happen.
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Here in mid western ontario we get dumped on regularly. I had the GY Duratracs on my previous rig
(Jeep Wrangler) and I agree they are a tad aggressive looking for a JGC, but that's what I plan to use myself. They are a decent A/T tire which are snowflake rated and perform quite well in all conditions.
I will get mine likely in mid to late Sept.
Having read on this forum about the Nokian WRG3 SUV tires, they are my choice to replace stock tires on my wifes Subie Forester.
I really don't care for having to manage 2 sets of tires on 2 vehicles. Having a good ALL WEATHER tire is the way to go IMO.
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You're probably correct. New England doesn't really have winters. They get picturesque snowfalls and jingling sleighbells and mobile tea parties, etc. Some places get snowpiles that resemble glacial moraines more than snowpiles after a few months, but harsh winters--nah.

You guys could probably get by with racing slicks unless you were to venture out to the upper west where real winters happen.
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