Son and I are both using Nokian WR G3 tires.He has a Subaru Outback.
He loves them in the snow and ice conditions, but is always complaining
about the noise on a dry road.
I have them too, on my 2009 Buick LaCrosse, but they seem pretty quiet
to me. But my hearing isn't that great anymore.
I looked into the tire specs a bit, and was surprised to see that
the Nokian WR G3 seem to come in different "flavors" depending on size.
My son's tires are "Directional", while mine are "Asymmetric".
So, I guess they mfg. them in very different thread patterns.
Could this be the difference in the perceived noise levels" ?
Just looked at the CR tire ratings, and for the Nokian WR G3 they
indicate the best rating in their group under "Noise".
But they don't say for what size tire they tested.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
- posted 2 years ago