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PostTue Jun 01, 2021 7:27 pm 
After this extended road trip I’m going to need new tires and I feel like my use case is not well covered by CR or other reviews/ratings. My usual advisor about car things (Dad) is not really familiar with it either. Does anyone have any suggestions for a tire that is good for ~70% highway/city, ~30% dirt/gravel, and decent in snow too? I have 2011 CR-V LX 4WD. Current tires are the CR recommendation from 5 years ago (Firestone destination LE2) which have been surprisingly good, but the new/current version doesn’t get great reviews. Is there a “more rugged” all season tire that would be suitable or ? I looked into Goodyear triple treds based on a previous tire thread but apparently they don’t make my size. TIA for any suggestions!

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PostTue Jun 01, 2021 10:12 pm 
Michelin CrossClimate2 or CrossClimate. These tires have surprising mileage ratings considering they also qualify as a snow tire. tirerack.com is a good resource for comparison.

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PostTue Jun 01, 2021 10:22 pm 
All terrain tires tend to be very noisy on the highway, and are really unnecessary for any gravel road. Outside of very soft surfaces there is no need for them.   I do have these on our Jeep, but it’s not used for much regular driving.

Four seasons tires are really the way to go for mostly on road use, and can handle any forest road.   It appears your tire size is 225/65-17.

I have personally used Michelin MXV4s when replacing tires on our Hondas ( Both 2WD and AWD), really good for rain and what snow we’ve been out in.  Road noise is very reasonable.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 6:04 am 
I have been happy with my Nokian Wrg4's. I drive on lots of icy roads and they are rated for snow but can also be used year round. They helped me overcome my weenieness regarding winter driving.

https://www.nokiantires.com/all-weather-tires/nokian-wr-g4/

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 10:07 am 
InFlight wrote:
All terrain tires tend to be very noisy on the highway, and are really unnecessary for any gravel road.

This. I think that the mileage is worse too. For Wetside I get the best wet pavement performance I can find. Work fine for gravel roads and pretty good in snow. Currently running  Michelin Defender LTX M/S All- Season. I think Costco has them but maybe not quite the same.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 11:38 am 
Costco currently has 4 CrossClimate2's 225/65R17 out the door for $666 ($110 off).
60K mile warrantee and the wet and snow ratings on tirerack are much higher than other all-seasons.
I don't work there or own these but they will be my next set for my SUVs.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 1:11 pm 
I bought All Terrain tires for my Suburban last year after having Firestone street tires on it and I was worried about the noise, but haven't really noticed a lot of difference, definitely not enough to be bothersome. As far as gas mileage, it's a Suburban and I haul a lot of stuff, so not really worried about that aspect.

Maybe tires are like the "What footwear to you wear hiking?"....it's a matter of which vehicle, the conditions you expect to encounter and how you are going to use it.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 2:57 pm 
I have been using Michelin LT/XT II on my 4Runner for 9 years and many miles and they have worked well not noisy on the road. Will soon be lookin for something for the 4 wheel Camper on a F-150 17”. Probably E grade do not know if Costco carries one. Have heard good things about some cooper. Currently have Goodyear Defender tires but am looking for something with stronger sidewalls.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 3:22 pm 
Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail

No extra noise added compared to OEM for me and other Subaru owners. Good sidewall protection and great all weather performance. Specifically made for the CUV market for people that want something good on highways but strong enough and performant enough for light off roading.

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PostWed Jun 02, 2021 8:02 pm 
Malachai, we put Costco special order E rated KO2 from Goodrich on our 4wc setup. You need much higher pressure. No noise or mileage difference which pleasantly surprised me.

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We increased tire pressure from the P rated 35/35psi to E rated 45/62 on our 4WC setup.

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PostThu Jun 03, 2021 12:05 pm 
I've only put a couple thousand miles on them, but so far I'm really liking the Yokohama Geolandar A/T. They're not loud on the highway, they handle very well, and have great traction in wet conditions. I haven't been in the snow with them yet, and while they're certainly not winter tires, they do have the 3PMSF certification. There's a slight hit on gas mileage, but not bad.

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PostThu Jun 03, 2021 6:07 pm 
I second this.  I've got E-rated Wildpeaks on my 4Runner and they're great tires - noise isnt any worse than whatever Toyota put on it, no noticeable mileage decrease, solid performance all around, and look good.

seahuskies wrote:
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:22 pm     seahuskies wrote:
Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail

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PostThu Jun 03, 2021 7:17 pm 
I actually did notice some tire noise today while driving with the windows down, but I have AC so usually don't have the windows down, even so the noise was not really annoying at all.

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PostSat Jun 05, 2021 10:00 pm 
mike wrote:
Currently running  Michelin Defender LTX M/S All- Season.

+1

Replaced the (stock) Yokahama Geolanders on our Crosstrek with these last year.

Can't tell any difference, except that the car is much more stable when hitting pooled water on highways. Plus these tires don't collect as many pebbles...

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PostSat Jun 05, 2021 10:12 pm 
You're gonna want to pull into a western schab. Invest a Saturday. Sit in the lobby - Always guys in there talkin' tires. Talkin' rubber. Devote a full Saturday, sit down at a western schwab, enjoy some coffee and listen to these tire guys for a day. Best way to learn tires.

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