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Unread 11-13-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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Nokian Vativa vs. BFG All Terrain tires

Hi All,

based on your answers to my thread "Maximum tire size for GrandCherokee" last week, I have decided to go for the 245/70R16. Now the question is if anybody have any experience with the Nokian Vatiiva or Hakkapeliitta SUV tires. One of the reputable dealers here in BC advised me to take these as an all season all terrain. Is their off-road performance comparable to BFG.
BFG are much more pricy :-(.

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Unread 11-14-2005, 12:04 AM   #2
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Never heard of them, and I used to work in a tire shop I stand 100% behind BFG All Terrain T/As though. GREAT TIRE!
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Unread 11-14-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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The best AT hands down used to be the Pirreli (spelling ) hands down. Then along came the Bridgestone AT and now the Revo.

BFG ATs used to be hit and miss on performance. I'm not talking about the last 10 years or so. I'm talking before that. I've been 4x4ing since 1982 which gives me a little more history at it than most.

I saw the pics of the tires and I'm sure that you'll be very happy with them.

I'm even running a very offbrand of mudder right now that sure hasn't let me down.


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Unread 11-14-2005, 06:18 AM   #4
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The Nokians are GREAT snow tires. My brother has them on his XJ and my niegbor has them on his tahoe. I would buy them in a second if I was never going off-road... Theres my $.02
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Unread 11-14-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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I saw the pics of the tires and I'm sure that you'll be very happy with them.
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Which tires did you see that you say I will be happy with. Is it Nokian Hakkapeliitta or Vatiiva?

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I can't remember now. I would go with the round black ones!



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I typed in "Nokian Hakkapeliitta" in yahoo and this is what I found.

I don't think those would be very good on your Jeep.
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Here is some info...

http://www.nokiantyres.com/suv_wintertyres_en

http://www.nokiantires.com/newsite/t...opup.cfm?id=36
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I just recieved a set of Nokian Vatiiva 245/65/17 tires for $85 per. I recieved them from a distributor in Richmond who will ship anywhere. I will locate his contact info and post soon. Good tire! better than any Michelin I have ever had especially the cross terrain's.
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As far as I know Nokian makes snow tires and not all season tires. If you're planning on using these year round go with the BFGs for sure. They've proven themselves time and time again, in all conditions.

Dedicated snow tires will wear out really fast if they're used all season long because they are made with a softer rubber compound.
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Well the Vatiiva is an all season or all purpose tire. You can check them out at www.nokian.com and click on north america at the bottom. It has a 50k warranty and you can easily tell by looking at the tread that it is not strictly for the snow.
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I'm even running a very offbrand of mudder right now that sure hasn't let me down.
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I'm savoring the irony Hunter

I can't speak for the other brands mentioned, but I ran 31x10.5 BFG AT's on my Toyota- got almost 70K out of them and never had a single problem or complaint. I lived in Virginia at the time, so saw all seasons (not like here in Az...)
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Unread 12-20-2005, 03:45 PM   #14
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Gotcha. I only have experience with the Haakas on my old Jetta. Great snow tires.

Personally I'd still go with the BFGs, but its your money.
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I put a set of Nokian Vativa's on my 06 grand cherokee lareado, They were and awesome tire. They ran smooth, ran quiet, and for getting into a wet/muddy field they worked great. Obviously not a dedicated offroad tire they still performed very well. They cleaned out well in the mud at slow speeds (remember not bogging style just getting around in a wet muddy field) They worked well in the sand dunes, as well as the michigan trails (which are mostly sandy/gravel up north where we camp). Snow traction was great, I had a set of Goodyear Hp before these (stock) They performed medioccer in the snow the Nokians on the other hand felt like I was glued to the road. Very proud owner of a set of tires that can get you to and from work quietly and safely as well as do some medium wheeling.
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