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Anyone has these all-weather tires on their XC90
I read good things about them. I am just wondering how they perform in the summer and sunny days. Are they noisy, smooth, etc...?
 

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The set on our P2 XC90 is just running out of tread. Will get replaced before winter. Went ~40k miles. I'm not the daily driver, so I can't speak to their comfort level, but they performed very well in the winter.
 

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The set on our P2 XC90 is just running out of tread. Will get replaced before winter. Went ~40k miles. I'm not the daily driver, so I can't speak to their comfort level, but they performed very well in the winter.

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How was it in the summer, sunny days , highways, etc... I know they are very good in winter, it is the other season I am worried about.
 

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I ran a set year round on a fwd p80 and they were amazing in rain. Actually putting them back on tomorrow since there’s a forecast for snow up north.

Passenger car and SUV tread and tech is the same hence my commentary here.

Light noice increase when accelerating as the sipes open under load for grip. Handle well at speed. You’d be hard pressed to find anything even remotely comparable that’s well mannered at 90 degrees in August and tackled a November slush blizzard with laughable ease.
 

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I ran a set year round on a fwd p80 and they were amazing in rain. Actually putting them back on tomorrow since there’s a forecast for snow up north.

Light noice increase when accelerating as the sipes open under load for grip. Handle well at speed. You’d be hard pressed to find anything even remotely comparable that’s well mannered at 90 degrees in August and tackled a November slush blizzard with laughable ease.
So, would they be a good year-round tire? Where I live in Florida we occasionally have ice and snow. Much more rain. And I drive in places with dirt, mud and sand.


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So, would they be a good year-round tire? Where I live in Florida we occasionally have ice and snow. Much more rain. And I drive in places with dirt, mud and sand.


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Yes. Very good in heavy rain. I’ve done plenty of dirt with them but no heavy mud.
 

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I am thinking of downgrading my 21" to 19" and put the all weather Nokian wr g4 suv. did you have 19" on yours? you mentioned something about the noise, where they on the noisier side than the OEM perillis?
 

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So, would they be a good year-round tire? Where I live in Florida we occasionally have ice and snow. Much more rain. And I drive in places with dirt, mud and sand.


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Honestly, as much as I love the tires, I think they would be overkill for Florida. Any tire that can handle the cold and snow like these had to be giving up some hot weather traction. In your case, I would focus on a performance summer tire with good rain ratings. My $0.02.
 

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Honestly, as much as I love the tires, I think they would be overkill for Florida. Any tire that can handle the cold and snow like these had to be giving up some hot weather traction. In your case, I would focus on a performance summer tire with good rain ratings. My $0.02.
Thanks. Last summer I got new tires, and the dealership recommended Michelin Defenders. I have been happy with them. But want to continue to research to see if they or something else would be better in the future.


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Thanks. Last summer I got new tires, and the dealership recommended Michelin Defenders. I have been happy with them. But want to continue to research to see if they or something else would be better in the future.


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Check out Tire Rack's tire ratings. I really like that they compare like for like tires so you can make an educated choice.
 

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Check out Tire Rack's tire ratings. I really like that they compare like for like tires so you can make an educated choice.
Thank you for the suggestion. Will do. I really appreciate it.


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So, would they be a good year-round tire? Where I live in Florida we occasionally have ice and snow. Much more rain. And I drive in places with dirt, mud and sand.


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Honestly, as much as I love the tires, I think they would be overkill for Florida. Any tire that can handle the cold and snow like these had to be giving up some hot weather traction. In your case, I would focus on a performance summer tire with good rain ratings. My $0.02.
I completely agree with this statement! Nokian all-weathers might be overkill for Florida, Nora.

IMO, you're better off looking at tires which are a little less suited for the snow and little more for the rain/summer, than the Nokian WRG4s! Of course, now if you're talking about driving to north/north-eastern states throughout the year, the Nokians start making more sense, but purely for Florida, not much.
 

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I completely agree with this statement! Nokian all-weathers might be overkill for Florida, Nora.

IMO, you're better off looking at tires which are a little less suited for the snow and little more for the rain/summer, than the Nokian WRG4s! Of course, now if you're talking about driving to north/north-eastern states throughout the year, the Nokians start making more sense, but purely for Florida, not much.
I may start spending more time in Massachusetts, or even moving there. At that point it might be worthwhile actually getting a second set of wheels and tires for the New England winters. I had a second set of wheels and tires when I lived in New York and Maryland. I didn’t when I lived in Washington state, but whatever tire I had got through everything. I sure wish I remembered what it was.


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Honestly, as much as I love the tires, I think they would be overkill for Florida. Any tire that can handle the cold and snow like these had to be giving up some hot weather traction. In your case, I would focus on a performance summer tire with good rain ratings. My $0.02.
False.

Winter tires are higher traction in all seasons. The potential downsides are increased Wear, noise, vibration.

Winter tires have softer rubber at lower temperatures, and even softer at higher temps.

An old cheap racing tire trick is snow tires...
 

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I have run the Nokian wr g4 (and older g3 verision) suv tires on a number of my volvo's over the years. including 2 sets on a 2010 xc60, and 2 sets on our 2009 xc90R. They are fantastic all season tires that handle my minnesota winters like a dream. We put alot of miles on our cars each year. The tread life has far surpassed the pirelli, Michelin, and continental's that i have had on those cars in the past. They are a little nosier than a regular all season, but not bad especially considering the aggressiveness of the tread. Will take that anyday considering the treadlife, snow performance and actually better gas mileage.

When i have to put a new set of tires on my 2019 xc90R, I definitely will be installing the nokians.
 

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Since I don’t have an XC 90 yet, how would they work on a truck or an 850?


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False.

Winter tires are higher traction in all seasons. The potential downsides are increased Wear, noise, vibration.

Winter tires have softer rubber at lower temperatures, and even softer at higher temps.

An old cheap racing tire trick is snow tires...
Ah, you're right, it's not traction it gives up, it's wear. It will get used up more quickly.
 

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False.

Winter tires are higher traction in all seasons. The potential downsides are increased Wear, noise, vibration.

Winter tires have softer rubber at lower temperatures, and even softer at higher temps.

An old cheap racing tire trick is snow tires...
Ah, you're right, it's not traction it gives up, it's wear. It will get used up more quickly.
True.
 

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I have run the Nokian wr g4 (and older g3 verision) suv tires on a number of my volvo's over the years. including 2 sets on a 2010 xc60, and 2 sets on our 2009 xc90R. They are fantastic all season tires that handle my minnesota winters like a dream. We put alot of miles on our cars each year. The tread life has far surpassed the pirelli, Michelin, and continental's that i have had on those cars in the past. They are a little nosier than a regular all season, but not bad especially considering the aggressiveness of the tread. Will take that anyday considering the treadlife, snow performance and actually better gas mileage.

When i have to put a new set of tires on my 2019 xc90R, I definitely will be installing the nokians.

Great to hear.. So this will be your all around season tire or just for winter? Again, I know they are great in the winter, I wanted to see how they perform in the hot summer as well. Here in Michigan, we have extremes, 0F-100F
You said they are a little noisier. To what are you comparing them to? How is the comfort factor? Are they too bumpy?
 
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