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Old 09-18-2014, 11:31 AM
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and some can handle 200+ mph.
Greetings,

And that would be the new Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV.

Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV - Nokian Hakkapeliitta 8 SUV studded tire provides grip and durability like never before / Nokian Tires

I wonder if the troopers will switch over?

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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

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Cooper Discoverer AT3...





I had Cooper Discoverer ATRs and then AT3s on my 4Runner and they were both VERY good in snow. The AT3 is the replacement for the ATR, which was discontinued a year or so ago. I only wish they made these tires in the 20" factory size. If they ever do, I know which tire I'll be going with in the future. Yes, they are that good.
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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

I have the Nokian WR G3 SUV 265/50/20 and was wondering what tire pressure I should run? When I bought my Overland there was 41 lbs in the goodyears. They put 36 lbs in my Nokians.
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I have the Nokian WR G3 SUV 265/50/20 and was wondering what tire pressure I should run?
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Currently, with my Nokian's I am running 4 lbs above for the front and 2 lbs above for the rears for my normal driving. Which is above Jeep's recommended pressure limits. My tech at the service center likes to have 2 pounds more for the front, so I did it. So far, no problems.

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4 and 2 above what?
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4 and 2 above what?
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Above the recommended tire pressure. For my 2011 trim, it is 33 psi.

Check your stick on the driver's door.

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The problem with the AT/3s is ice, real ice. I got so many scares last year here in NJ I'm definitively getting dedicated winter tires.
We get real ice, slush and snow here. Never once had a problem with the AT3's.

Good tires, knowing your vehicle, having good driving skills and allowing enough stopping distance is the key on ice.

Tire wise... whatever you think fits your needs.
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I had Cooper Discoverer ATRs and then AT3s on my 4Runner and they were both VERY good in snow. The AT3 is the replacement for the ATR, which was discontinued a year or so ago. I only wish they made these tires in the 20" factory size. If they ever do, I know which tire I'll be going with in the future. Yes, they are that good.
Yeah, I was disappointed to see they didn't have them in the OEM size.
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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

Blizzaks. Gotta say that my GC with these puppies is truly amazing in the snow. I've driven through snow 12-15" deep on unplowed roads with this setup.
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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

Wound up getting Hankook I-Pikes last winter(18 inch wheels) and gotta say; Grand Cherokee would go through a foot plus of unplowed snow with no problem but best part of the dedicated snow tires is the stopping and turning; I am a true believer now ! Dave
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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

So, what do you guys recommend for the southern states? I live in central Arkansas. It is hilly here and my wife has to go into work regardless of weather. The last two years we have had major winter weather events. Down here though, it turns to sheets of ice. Particularly on the hills. A couple of years ago we almost had three wrecks getting to my i laws house (we lost power and had a week old baby at home). For the most part the weather and roads are fine around here. For situations like this should I just look into tire chains or snow tires?


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Re: Winter's Coming - Let's talk snow tires

I had a recent set of Michelin X-Ice tires on another vehicle, and purchased the Blizzaks for my Grand Cherokee Wk2 based on a recommendation from Tire Rack. They said the Blizzaks held up better in tougher snow conditions, while the Michelins would be a bit quieter. I found that to be the case, if it helps.

(Full disclosure: I have these same 18" Blizzaks in the Jeep Garage Classifieds, as I have had to part with my JGC.)

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