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Our van's tires (vanco 4 seasons) are about done. Maybe enough tread to last the summer. 34k miles on the van....and tires.
Was going to get Nokian winter tires and possible upsize the tires for a better selection. I have time do some more research on this.
Just drove out to Utah w/ the Nokian WRC3 225/75. Only saw about 6" of fresh snow. Didn't slip once. Very pleased.

Have Michelin AT2 245/75 ready as soon as I get the Foes lift installed.

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Just drove out to Utah w/ the Nokian WRC3 225/75. Only saw about 6" of fresh snow. Didn't slip once. Very pleased.

Have Michelin AT2 245/75 ready as soon as I get the Foes lift installed.
You drove through 6" of untracked snow? How? Was it flat or downhill?

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GapRunr check the Michelin website closely. I believe I saw bidirectional tires under the Agilis CrossClimate site. Don't know if it includes the OEM size for a DRW.
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Our van's tires (vanco 4 seasons) are about done. Maybe enough tread to last the summer. 34k miles on the van....and tires.
Our original Continental VancoFourSeason tires had 32,500 miles and 6/32" remaining tread but they have always been rather mundane. I was considering replacing them this summer with a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/70R16. Our van is within the weight limts of the Michelin Defenders but I would still have to hack the TPMS. The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate C 235/65R16 are stock size and inflation pressure so the fit and TPMS are unaffected. They have made a significant improvement in the van's ride and handling.

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You drove through 6" of untracked snow? How? Was it flat or downhill?
Hi Bill,
We only had to drive over some unplowed snow on the way to the lodge/chairlift lot. It was flat/downhill and the snow was still very dry (20 something F outside in the morning).

Not sure if we're going to need the Nokians anymore, though. Just had the Eaton Truetrac installed. The Michelin AT2s might be fine for next winter.
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Our van's tires (vanco 4 seasons) are about done. Maybe enough tread to last the summer. 34k miles on the van....and tires.
Our original Continental VancoFourSeason tires had 32,500 miles and 6/32" remaining tread but they have always been rather mundane. I was considering replacing them this summer with a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S 235/70R16. Our van is within the weight limts of the Michelin Defenders but I would still have to hack the TPMS. The Michelin Agilis CrossClimate C 235/65R16 are stock size and inflation pressure so the fit and TPMS are unaffected. They have made a significant improvement in the van's ride and handling.
Trying to decide between the Agilis or the Cooper Discover ht3 right now. Might start a thread for the ht3 just to get the attention of those who have ht3's on and get their experience.

We will eventually get Nokian CR3s for winter but if either of these do well in our Iowa winter I can postpone that till we move to Alaska in a year or two (long story).
I've been reading that the new generation of Coopers are really good in both wear, noise, and traction. Less $$$ too.
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At highway speeds how noisy are the Agilis Crossclimate tires? I have been waiting two years for these OEM sized Michelins. I have been running Hakks and love them but will change to these Michelins for year around use if they are not noisy.
I just switched out Nokian Hakkapeliitta CR3's (phenomenal snow performance!) for OEM Michelin Crossclimates. The Michelins are quieter than the Hakks, and, to the best of my recollection, are a lot quieter than the Continental All Seasons and VancoWinters. Have driven with confidence in heavy rain and slush with the Michelins. They should make a great year round tire in most parts of the country.
Thanks for the info on the Nokians. I will still want a dedicated winter tire in the future and cr3 is what I want.
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Thanks for the info on the Nokians. I will still want a dedicated winter tire in the future and cr3 is what I want.
I will be switching back to the Nokians the coming winter as well. They handled the 21 ft of snow mother nature threw at my corner of the world this past winter with ease; I only had to engage 4WD a handful of times. Unlike with my previous Continental VancoWinter tires, I should be able to get more than a couple of seasons out of the Nokians.

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A quick update on snow performance of the Agilis Crossclimates. A couple of late season storms dropped 4-5 inches of snow this week and I had the opportunity to take the van out. I had no trouble driving the hilly, unplowed roads in my neighborhood with the Crossclimates. I intentionally took a couple of turns at a higher speed than usual and could not get the van to slip. The tires have my seal of approval!
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