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Anyone had any experience with Nokian NRY summer tires?

My search turned up one post, but that was more of a spec list and not a review or recommendation of any kind. There are a number of posts for Nokian winter and A/S tires throughout the board, but nothing on their summer options. I found a few random posts out on the net with very favorable reviews, but most of that was from across the pond.

I had a set of Nokian WR "All Weather Plus" tires, that I was very pleased with this winter. Now that I have the ever so popular Pirelli's back on for the summer, I almost can't wait for them to wear out.

I was looking around at different summer options, and based on my experience with the Nokian WR I wanted to get some additional information on the NRYs. I'd like to have a set of tires picked out before the Pirelli's go, so I'm not frantically looking for the next set driving around on four bald tires.
 

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Re: Nokian NRY Tires (Hogge)

Don't let RWPaul read this post, he might call you a retard, in not so many words.
 

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Re: Nokian NRY Tires (GiRaff3)

GiRaff3, I can only assume that your reference to RearWheelPaul calling me a retard is because you're not familiar with Nokian and that you assume they must be originate from a Third Word Country such as Ling Longs or whatever random brands were referred to in the other post.

This is far from the truth; the corporate headquarters is in Finland in a little town of Nokia. These tires are in the $200+ category, not the $49.99 Pep Boys specials. Just because they are not offered at tirerack and they have a smaller dealer network then Michelin, Goodyear, and Pirelli doesn't necessarily mean that these tires are not safe, and will not provide performance levels equal to or greater than the more well known brands. Look how pleased we've all been with the stock Pirelli's on these cars.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tyr...n+NRY

http://www.tirefactory.net/tires.htm

http://www.tiresbyweb.com/tbw_...dex=1

Nokian is highly regarded for the winter tires and they obviously have a good bit of experience in that area. I've seen them offered as complete winter sets at my local Volvo dealer. While this does not make them the gold standard, the fact that they are pushed at the land of Safety First, should say something. In fact it was at yet another Volvo dealer that I purchased these tires along with a second set of rims when I bought my R.

In addition to their large selection of winter tires, Nokian also offer several summer models such as the NRY. Based on my experience with the WR tires this winter and comments made elsewhere on swedespeed regarding the WR and other Nokian tires, it stands to reason the summer tires might be a good option to consider. Perhaps Finland can't build a summer tire; I don't know hence my post.
 

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Re: Nokian NRY Tires (Hogge)

Quote, originally posted by Hogge »
GiRaff3, I can only assume that your reference to RearWheelPaul calling me a retard is because you're not familiar with Nokian and that you assume they must be originate from a Third Word Country such as Ling Longs or whatever random brands were referred to in the other post.

This is far from the truth; the corporate headquarters is in Finland in a little town of Nokia. These tires are in the $200+ category, not the $49.99 Pep Boys specials. Just because they are not offered at tirerack and they have a smaller dealer network then Michelin, Goodyear, and Pirelli doesn't necessarily mean that these tires are not safe, and will not provide performance levels equal to or greater than the more well known brands. Look how pleased we've all been with the stock Pirelli's on these cars.

http://www.nokiantires.com/tyr...n+NRY

http://www.tirefactory.net/tires.htm

http://www.tiresbyweb.com/tbw_...dex=1

Nokian is highly regarded for the winter tires and they obviously have a good bit of experience in that area. I've seen them offered as complete winter sets at my local Volvo dealer. While this does not make them the gold standard, the fact that they are pushed at the land of Safety First, should say something. In fact it was at yet another Volvo dealer that I purchased these tires along with a second set of rims when I bought my R.

In addition to their large selection of winter tires, Nokian also offer several summer models such as the NRY. Based on my experience with the WR tires this winter and comments made elsewhere on swedespeed regarding the WR and other Nokian tires, it stands to reason the summer tires might be a good option to consider. Perhaps Finland can't build a summer tire; I don't know hence my post.

You don't have to defend Nokian. That post was tongue in cheek.

I'm very interested in Nokians for my next tires, but they are pretty expensive.
 

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I haven't heard them around except for winters.

Then again I'm in California. We see no shortage of summer tire options.

Whats the big difference between the current choices?

Ps2's
Bridgestone Re760's
etc...
 

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Here's the scoring of Autobild's summer tire test. Test size was 225/45-17.
I'm going to install Hankook V12s for this summer. Size 235/40-18.
I don't have the actual review here, but I remember Nokian ZG2's had the lowest rolling resistance.
Kendas were judged to be dangerous, so avoid those.


Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric (Y) 24/30
Hankook Ventus V 12 Evo (Y) 24/30
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (Y) 23/30
Continental SportContact 3 (Y) 22/30
Pirelli PZero Nero (Y) 23/30
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT (Y) 22/30
Firestone Firehawk SZ 90μ (Y) 22/30
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 (Y) 22/30
Nokian Z G2 (Y) 22/30
Uniroyal Rain Sport 2 (Y) 22/30
Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 (Y) 21/30
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta (Y) 21/30
Barum Bravuris 2 (W) 20/30
Fulda Carat Exelero (Y) 18/30
Kenda KR 20 (Y) 13/30
 

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Re: Nokian NRY Tires (Hogge)

I am all about trying new things, especially when people are quick to trash talk them. I applaud you for trying something different, and I do not think any less of you at all! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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well you guys left out the nexen, I just put a set on my car, the nexen n3000's, and for a cheaply priced tire I'm pretty impressed, they are soft and don't give vibrationand handle very well, they are fairly new to the market only a few years. this is the third set i,ve had and I am impressed with the performance and price!
 

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Sorry I wasn't trying to take a shot, and I hope it didn't come across that way.

They intrigued me for a number of reasons. They are on par pricewise with Bridgestone (which I have had great success with in the past), Continental, and Goodyear, they're about about 10-20% less then Michelin based on Tirerack pricing. Plus at least according to one site, their UTQG rating is 280 AA A which is as good if not better than most of the summer tires available. They also have an XL load rating and are Y rated for speed, just in case I need to get around the beltway in a hurry.

The two things that concern me are the fact that they are not very common so if I need to replace a tire, it could take a few days or more to get a new one. And if they're that good why aren't more people running them.

I appreciate the input and I'll check out the Autobuild's test results. If I do pull the trigger I'll let you know how they stack up.
 

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Re: Nokian NRY Tires (Hogge)

The Nokian winter tires are the gold standard. I have the Michelin Alpins on now, as as soon as I wear them out (probably next winter), I'll replace them with the Nokians. Great for going up to the pass for skiing. Don't know about the Nokian Summer tires.
 

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Quote, originally posted by FrankSamDale »
The Nokian winter tires are the gold standard.

I'm running a set of Nokian WR's and they are horribly noisy above 50mph. They are being replaced by a set of Conti's next week.
 

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Hi, I'm a big Nokian fan and have dedicated summer and winter sets for the R. I think that the summers are NRY's - they are the high-performance high-speed-rated summer only Nokian that's only been out for a couple of years now.

They have been great, handle better than the Pirelli's did, have a nice look to the tread pattern, and have survived some big pot-hole hits over the past couple of weeks (I think).

I definitely give them a http://********************/smile/emthup.gif - but I don't profess to push my car very hard.

Hope that helps,
 

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Hmmm...I've never heard of Nokian before and only realized this weekend that I have a set on my car (will have to double check the exact model). I just had to replace one and the two shops I visited in Atlanta had never heard of the brand. I ended up cheaping out with a $99 tire since I'm going to upgrade to 18" wheels soon anyway.

The set came on my car which I bought in Boston last summer and are very new. The tire that went out has a hole in the side wall that is rather strange. Didn't look like a knife slash or road damage but it wouldn't hold air at all...I figured it might be defective but didn't have time to diagnose in the rain today and just replaced it with a different tire.
 

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Quote, originally posted by Hogge »
If I do pull the trigger I'll let you know how they stack up.

Just pull it! I have run Nokian winter tires in the past as well on another Volvo. Loved them. Would love a reason to look at the NRY's when my Rosso's wear out, which IMO are OK, but not great. Tread wear being the primary culprit.

So have these been replaced by the Z G2's? I can't find them on Nokian's website.

Modified by TWMn at 10:40 PM 3-28-2009
 

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I just had another Nokian WR blow out on me--this time on the highway at 75mph! Fortunately it was the passenger rear tire so I was able to pull over safely (had to replace the driver's rear last week but not due to blow out--see above comment). This one has 3 huge holes in the sidewall!! These tires are in like new condition and can't have more than 10k on them so why have I had two fail in the last week??

I'm going to buy another off-brand replacement to match the one I bought last week and swap those two new tires to the front, but I'm still leery about driving these Nokians on the highway given my high speed blow out from yesterday.

I've ordered 18" Pegs to replace my poor said OEM 17" Pegs and I'll be buying a set of Falken summer tires as soon as they come in (I've had 4 sets before with no problems).
 

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As I mentioned earlier, NRY's appear to be old product. UHP's are the Z G2's which appear in the review above. Would be curious if anyone has run the I3's. Posted with M&S label for North America, but does not appear to be an aggressively siped tread for winter driving. May be the way to go and has a decent load/speed rating.
 
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