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Hi Gang,

Since my pick-up date will be no sooner than mid December, I have been wondering about reliable and snow-capable set of tires that you could recommend for KL TH.

I have recently stumbled upon Nokian; both the brand, and their current offerings, look very appealing. However, I would be tempted to go for something really beefy, like snow equivalent of mud-terrain sets from BFGoodrich, or something similar.

Anyone willing to make recommendations, or point me towards good considerations?

I appreciate your feedback.

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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

I'm not sure of the road conditions where you live, but the AT Tires on the Trailhawk are all season. I don't have the space or availability to get a second set of tires/rims, so I can't speak intelligently on it.

Hopefully someone gives you some good feedback!
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Living here in NH I always swap to winter tires and have found the Bridgestone DV-1's (something like that) to be great tires in both snow and ice. On my wifes JGC I put Michelins and they are super tires but I really think not quite as good as the Bridgestones on ice. Nokia's are super tires as well. the Firestones that come on the TH are really decent tires and i am going to leave them on for the winter and see how they do. best of luck.
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Hey iOS developer! My pickup date is in November and I've already lined up a winter tyre package. I'm considering the more expensive Michelin Xi2 107t's or on the lower price scale: Firestone Winterforce 107s / Blizzak DM-V1's. I've always liked Nokians and will still consider them if I find a good deal (which I have not yet).

My experience with AWD/4x4 is that almost any winter tire is good. Preferably one that is designed for the type of vehicle you are in. It's going to be tough to make a mistake. There also isn't a whole lot of data on winter tires out there yet for Cherokees specifically so we're still somewhat trailblazing this stuff.
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

Thanks, mates; that's some feedback right there!

FYI, I live in the Maritimes (east coast of Canada), and the last two winters we had in Nova Scotia were decent (meaning, decent snow fall, as opposed to typical slush). The last one was particularly "good", the whole city had to shut itself down on three separate occasions of snow blizzards.

So, in the essence, it can really interesting, and ice is pretty much everywhere, regardless if there has been any snowfall, or slush & mix + low temperature.

I am hearing good recommendations already. Yeah, the Nokian tires tend to be pricey, but I have talked to a tire/wheel alignment oriented garage owner who told me that he would have had clients in the past with Cherokees (previous platform iterations) that refuse to put any other tire brand once they had actually used Nokians. On that note, I have had good experience with BFGoodrich tires (have them on my Altima, guess what kept me going through those blizzards ). I have never tried Michelins, nor the Blizzaks, but I have heard very good opinions particularly the latter.

Thank you again for stopping by and sharing your experience.
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

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Hi Gang,

Since my pick-up date will be no sooner than mid December, I have been wondering about reliable and snow-capable set of tires that you could recommend for KL TH.

I have recently stumbled upon Nokian; both the brand, and their current offerings, look very appealing. However, I would be tempted to go for something really beefy, like snow equivalent of mud-terrain sets from BFGoodrich, or something similar.

Anyone willing to make recommendations, or point me towards good considerations?

I appreciate your feedback.

Thanks, and
Greetings,

Noikian's are one to the best tires for the winter. Excellent traction control and grip on the various ice conditions. Make sure you are looking at the SUV model tires, they have different tread blocks.

Sometimes a Mud-Terrian tire is going to spin on you even in deep snow because it can not get the grip underneath.

If you did get the Firestone Destination AT, my experience in the snow was very good on my old 05 Xterra and fair on ice.

These days, I like to recommend either Nokian or Cooper's and I am more bias to Nokian.

Best for now.
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

If you look deep into tire technology and forgo all the advertising Bull-S*** you will find that Nokian makes incredibly fantastic snow tires, in fact they were the first company to make them.

Winter tires / Light Truck / SUV / Nokian Tires
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

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If you look deep into tire technology and forgo all the advertising Bull-S*** you will find that Nokian makes incredibly fantastic snow tires, in fact they were the first company to make them.

Winter tires / Light Truck / SUV / Nokian Tires

Yeah, I'm totally aware that they were the first ones who designed the winter tire as we know it. I originally come from Poland, so this brand is very well known to me.

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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

I am looking at the Nokian tires for SUVs and I am trying to discern the differences.

Will I really need studded tires? Decisions, decisions, decisions...


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Thanks, mates; that's some feedback right there!

FYI, I live in the Maritimes (east coast of Canada), and the last two winters we had in Nova Scotia were decent (meaning, decent snow fall, as opposed to typical slush). The last one was particularly "good", the whole city had to shut itself down on three separate occasions of snow blizzards.

So, in the essence, it can really interesting, and ice is pretty much everywhere, regardless if there has been any snowfall, or slush & mix + low temperature.

I am hearing good recommendations already. Yeah, the Nokian tires tend to be pricey, but I have talked to a tire/wheel alignment oriented garage owner who told me that he would have had clients in the past with Cherokees (previous platform iterations) that refuse to put any other tire brand once they had actually used Nokians. On that note, I have had good experience with BFGoodrich tires (have them on my Altima, guess what kept me going through those blizzards ). I have never tried Michelins, nor the Blizzaks, but I have heard very good opinions particularly the latter.

Thank you again for stopping by and sharing your experience.
Nokians are the king of the crop.
Their Hakkapeliitta prestudded series can't be beat, and weren't that much more than Michelins. Tad noisy though.
Cooper studdeds have little cups in the tread to help quiet the studs and don't seem to lose any traction on ice.

Non-studdeds are too numerous to mention and work just as well on anything but ice.
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I am looking at the Nokian tires for SUVs and I am trying to discern the differences.

Will I really need studded tires? Decisions, decisions, decisions...


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Hakka 7 studded is arguably the noisiest studded tire I've ever used, and should you be inclined to hot rod your TH, have the ice speed record.
Do you get really hard frozen ice, with snow or slush on top of it? If so, nothing I know of will beat them. The studs are pre-installed and the other good news about the Nokian Hakkas is that you can drive at high speed freeway speeds on them for very long distances, yet when you hit the ice/snow patches or run into an ice storm, you really can keep right on going with confidence that you have control.

Hankook iPike and similar use a Nokian style tread pattern but normal studs, and they will sling them plus they are about as noisy.

The Cooper Discoverer M+S Studdable is quite good and way quieter, plus it has a Michelin style "running on railroad tracks" road feel. It isn't a Hakka, but it is quite good.
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Re: Recommendations for Snow Tires on the TH

I'm looking at Nokian winters right now and I see the Hakka 8, R2, and LT2. Notable differences (the LT2 is a studded one)?


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