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New Tires: Nokian Vatiiva 265/70/16

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by TroutBum, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 7:56 AM
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    TroutBum

    TroutBum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After almost 33,000 on the stock Dunlops, it was time for new tires. They still had a few miles left in them, but figured I might as well enjoy new tires for the rest of winter. :) Went with Nokian Vatiiva, P265/70/16. $589 out the door. They're about .5 inch taller and an 1" or so wider than the 245/75/16 Dunlops. Only have a few miles on them so far, but I've noticed they ride a little stiffer (which is good), and are a little louder - they hum at about 55mph.

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  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    TroutBum

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    I have a few hundred miles on the tires now. They are a definite improvement over the Dunlops in the snow/ice, but not as good as the BFG AT's I had on a previous truck. The price was much more attractive. :)

    I am now missing a center cap though. Must be the tire shop did a half ass job putting that one back on. Not too impressive when they're $40-$50 a shot. The other three might just end up being removed for now.

    Mike
     
  3. Dec 26, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    never heard of them.good luck though.
     
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