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  1. #1
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    Default New all season tire recommendation for 2004 AWD XC70?

    Hey guys! I have used Toyo Versado and Versado Noir all season tires for the past 10 years with good results. Just wondering if there is something better that has come out since then? I'd like an all season tire and I'm in Colorado with everything from deep snow, ice, rain and very hot weather. What are you guys using and recommending? Thanks!

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    Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow performance Iíve seen in an all season.
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Nokian WRG4. Just put a set on the XC. Best snow performance I’ve seen in an all season.
    Thanks! I forgot all about the Nokian! I looked at them when it was the G2 vintage. Is the G4 good for mostly dry summer driving too? I hate swapping tires at different times of the year and just want one decent tire year round. The Toyo Versado Nior got me through this snow storm that was literally 2+ feet deep with drifts well over the hood(3-4ft). It did slip a bit and struggled for traction at times but she got me to and from work and that was a crazy bad storm! I know they are not the best tires though but I never got stuck. I think they have over 60,000 or 70,000 miles on them now are are getting really worn down. Not safe for another winter:




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    Like Astro, I just bought a set of Nokian WRG4s late last spring for my XC70. (great minds think alike!) Haven't had a chance to try them in the snow yet but on dry pavement I've been impressed by their grip and cornering ability. This might be what people mean when they refer to tires as being "sticky"? I should note that I drive pretty conservatively for the most part so can't say if they would qualify as "high performance." I would recommend them for summer driving with no noticeable road noise.
    2007 XC70, 206,000 miles
    2002 V70XC, 130,000 miles, parts car

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