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Well, it's about time to replace the pitiful Michelins on our V8. We're at 31,000 miles and at the wear bars. I've been doing a lot of research on here and other places on the web. I was pretty disappointed as to my options until I looked on the Nokian Tire website. More specifically, I am looking at the Nokian WR A.W.P. 2 SUV. It even comes in 235/60-18. Pretty much every other tire I've seen has looked like a basic road tire that offered not much in terms of snow and ice traction. These tires look like they have some bite to them. The treadwear rating is 420 compared to 300, I believe from the stock Michelin. It's supposed to be a 50,000 mile tire. I called a local dealer and told him my vehicle and he immediately recommended this tire. Has anyone else installed this tire on their 90? After calling around, I've found them ranging in price from $185-$205.
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (kowalcs)

Several people have used with very good results. Search for other threads with tire information.<p>When it came time for me to replace the tires at 22K miles, I looked into the Nokians but the closer dealer was too far away for my personal peace of mind. The price was quite a bit more than the Michelins at my dealer so I ended up with another set of Michelins.
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (kowalcs)

I went with the Toyo Open Country AT and have been very pleased with them so far. They are meaty, high speed rated, less expensive then Nokians, they had a 50K warranty at the time, and they look sweet! They also ride nice, quit and handle well.<p>This was the only AT tire I could find for my XC-90 in the 17" rim size. You might see what they have for your rig, if this is what your looking for.
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (kowalcs)

I used them on my XC70 and my XC 90 V8. This is probably the only true all year tire for an suv. This is a great tire!<p>For the 18" XC 90 wheel, you should consider the 255/55/18 size. I put them on the 18" Heico Volution wheels, but that size does fit fine on the stock wheels. With proper pressure and alignment, you should easily equal or exceed the mileage of the stock tires with much better performance in all catagories.<p>I only wish they made these for my current suv.<p>
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (PA70RR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PA70RR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I used them on my XC70 and my XC 90 V8. This is probably the only true all year tire for an suv. This is a great tire!<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Which "them" are you referring to?
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (PA70RR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PA70RR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I used them on my XC70 and my XC 90 V8. This is probably the only true all year tire for an suv. This is a great tire!<p>For the 18" XC 90 wheel, you should consider the 255/55/18 size. I put them on the 18" Heico Volution wheels, but that size does fit fine on the stock wheels. With proper pressure and alignment, you should easily equal or exceed the mileage of the stock tires with much better performance in all catagories.<p>I only wish they made these for my current suv.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>255's seem too wide for me, especially for cutting through the snow in the winter. A 235 would cut through the snow better than a 255.
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (rfkuehn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rfkuehn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Which "them" are you referring to?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The tires mentioned in the original post...Nokian WR suv
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (kowalcs)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kowalcs</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>255's seem too wide for me, especially for cutting through the snow in the winter. A 235 would cut through the snow better than a 255.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Either one would be a good choice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by PA70RR at 6:24 AM 8-12-2006</i>
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (kowalcs)

I put the Bridgestone Alenza 255/55/18 and they have been great. They are no hard to find at all. I have put about 10K on them and are pretty quiet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . I highly recommend them.
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (Formula R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Formula R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I put the Bridgestone Alenza 255/55/18 and they have been great. They are no hard to find at all. I have put about 10K on them and are pretty quiet <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . I highly recommend them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I put this tire (different size though) on my Chevrolet pickup for this summer and like them. Most likely I will put them on the XC90 for next summer (2007).
 

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Re: All Season Tire - Think I found a good one (sol)

Referring back to the original post, I take AWP2 to be 'All Weather Plus 2' but what is the '2' all about? From Nokian's website the only reference to the WR AWP2 is on the US-specific part of the site. Did Nokian formerly brand a different tyre as a WR of have you got a genuine Mk2 version of the WR's fitted to my car?<p>I note that you say the AWP2's have a 420 treadwear rating - mine have a 500 rating so I suspect that the tyre might be a new model (although the pictures on the website are identical). I am very happy with the performance of the WR's in the dry, very wet and snow but on damp or slightly wet roads they have very poor grip. Have they introduced a slightly softer compound to address this?<br>
 
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