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Old 08-05-2011, 11:25 AM
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Ok everyone,

So i know it's a little early for most people to be thinking winter, but i live in Michigan so i always need to be ready 2 months in advance. Plus, there's a website that i'm considering buying tires from that has a good deal on them right now so i guess i'll just be really prepared this year.

Anyway, the tires i'm trying to choose between are the Nokian WR-G2:
Nokian WR G2 Tires at Discount Prices - Free Shipping! | TiresByWeb.com
And the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R tires:
Nokian Hakkapeliitta R Tires at Discount Prices - Free Shipping! | TiresByWeb.com

They both seem like really good tires but i'm at a loss as to which one i should get. If anyone has had any experience driving these tires on a Chrysler Voyager (This car might take the SUV size, i haven't checked) please let me know, your help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 09-20-2011, 02:48 PM
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Well, I have FINALLY gotten around to writing a recommendation for the Nokian WR-G2 tires. Personally, i've had every single "popular" brand tires (eg. Michelin, Bridgestone, BFG) on my car and they are not even close to as good as these Nokians. Not many people know about these tires so here's some info off their website:


Inside Outside Design Tread Pattern - Tread pattern differs on the inside of the tire and the outside shoulder of the tire for the best handling on wet and dry pavement
Driving Safety Indicator - DSI system uses number blocks displayed in the center of the tread area, indicating the safety level and remaining tread depth in millimeters
3-D Self-Locking Siping - The self-locking siping located in the central rib supports the tire in the lateral and longitudinal direction, and particularly improves driving stability and wet grip
Water Wipe System - Ensures that the tread is pressed firmly against the pavement to prevent hydroplaning and slushplaning when braking
Canola Oil and Cool Silica Tread Compounds - These compounds combined improve winter wet grip and reduces tire rolling resistance saving fuel without compromising its winter capabilities
Respecting the Environment - Manufacturing Process uses only low aromatic, purified oils
Severe Service Emblem - Only four-season family of tires that carries the Severe Service Emblem exceeding new government snow condition regulations

So i've had these tires for about a month now, and here is my review: (i will update after i have had a chance to do some good winter driving)

These tires are quieter than anything i have ever driven on before, which was a big concern to me.
Also, the tires seem to have a lower rolling resistance (i'm guessing because of the canola oil rubber compound) than anything else i've ever driven on, considering they increased my MPG by around 2.

Also, where i purchased my tires from (TiresByWeb.com) just sent me an email letting me know about a sale on all Nokian Tires. If you enter NOKIAN40 at checkout, you save $40 off a set of 4 tires. This coupon apparently expires September 20th.

Hope this has been helpful.
 
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