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post #1 of 8 Old 01-17-2008, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Nokian Vatiiva Reaction

Had these tires installed, 235-65/17, about a month ago, and tonight was the first time I actually got to use them in a snowstorm. Holy cow, what a tire. Tread is aggressive, but road noise is minimal. Dry/wet traction is great.

Drove through the storm in the NE tonite, over the berkshires. I never felt a slip, never got squirrely, never felt unsafe. I looked in my rearview at one point and had 6 cars following my tracks. Number stayed constant for about 30 miles. I even tried gettin the rear to kick out once I got closer to home, with no success. Incredible grip in the snow

Now I just have to figure out if the ice buildup on my brake pads is normal......that made for a couple of interesting situations...

Got em for 130/tire mounted and balanced. NEver been happier with a set of rubber on any vehicle I've owned.


New: Steel Blue 2001 Laredo 4.7, QD, Exhaust

Nokian Vatiiva tires: 235/65-17

Previous:1997 ZJ TSi 4.0. Some stuff added


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-18-2008, 07:44 AM
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Nokian makes the best snow tires. Period. I had a set of Hakka 1's that gave me 7 (!) winters worth of service, and the grip was still amazing. They'd still be on the car this winter except one needed a plug a couple of years ago and it went out of round toward the end of last season.

What else would you expect from a tire company located where it's winter for half the year?
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-18-2008, 07:50 AM
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I wish I had some snow..

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pics?


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Sorry Hunter....put the ban stick down Crappy cell phone pics









And I must say, the Jeep rides 100 times better than with the old Goodyear Eagles. Feels much more substantial than before.

New: Steel Blue 2001 Laredo 4.7, QD, Exhaust

Nokian Vatiiva tires: 235/65-17

Previous:1997 ZJ TSi 4.0. Some stuff added


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damn those are wittle :O

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Haha I didn't even realize until I saw those photos on my computer screen. There's a loooootta space in those wheel wells....

Unfortunately, No $$ = No lift + tires...

New: Steel Blue 2001 Laredo 4.7, QD, Exhaust

Nokian Vatiiva tires: 235/65-17

Previous:1997 ZJ TSi 4.0. Some stuff added


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King,

the stick was never even close. Nice tires.

Nick is just jealous.

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08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s

94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
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