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The bold Nokian Vatiiva M/T offers the best when it comes to off road Light Truck and S.U.V. performance. With its scalloped shoulder lugs, getting stuck in the mud is not an option. The tires aggressive tread design works well in muddy conditions and offers great traction on wet, hard surfaces.

Features/Benefits :

  • Advanced Tire Construction - Designed such that getting stuck in the mud is not an option
     
  • Specialized Tread Element Shape - Offers more rubber surface area on the road to maximize tread and reduce tire noise
     
  • Strategic Siping - Each row of the aggressive tread elements is strategically siped for effective wet traction on hard surfaces
     
  • Scalloped Shoulder Lugs - Aggressive alternating tread shoulder lugs designed for maximum evacuation of mud and dirt while giving excellent traction
     
  • Stylized Buttress Design - Unique buttress design for "biting" edges in the upper sidewall for additional traction in soft surfaces while contributing to a bold, rugged appearance
     
  • Center Traction Region - Interlocking wedge shaped center region elements provide excellent traction on soft surfaces
     
  • M&S Rating - Mud and Snow All-Season Capability

 

 

Feature Safety Benefits
Scalloped Shoulder Lugs Aggressive alternating tread shoulder lugs designed for maximum evacuation of mud and dirt.
Specialized Tread Element Shape Offers more rubber surface area on the road thus maximizing traction and reducing road noise.
Stylized Buttress Design Unique buttress design creates biting edges in the upper sidewall for additional traction on soft surfaces while contributing to a bold, rugged appearance.
Center Traction Region Interlocking wedge shaped center region elements provide excellent traction on soft surfaces.
Strategic Siping Each row of the aggressive tread elements is strategically siped for effective wet traction


TIRE SIZES AND SPECIFICATIONS

Series Size Load Index Weight Lbs Rim Measured Overall Diameter Overall Width Tread Depth (32nd) Revs per Mile Side Wall
85 LT235/85R16 E 120/116N 44.0 6.5 31.8 9.4 18 652 BLK
75 LT265/75R16 E 123/120N 49.0 7.5 32.0 10.1 18.5 655 OWL
75 LT285/75R16 D 122/119N 54.0 8 33.1 11.3 18.5 646 OWL
70 LT265/70R17 E 121/118Q 50.0 8 31.7 11.0 18.5 656 OWL
70 LT305/70R16 D 118/115N 57.0 9 32.9 11.9 18.5 628 OWL
  LT30X9,50R15 C 104Q 37.0 7.5 29.3 10.1 19.5 708 OWL
  LT31X10,50R15 C 109Q 40.0 8.5 30.5 10.5 20 681 OWL
  LT33X12,50R17 D 114Q 58.0 10 32.5 12.5 20.5 638 OWL
  LT35X12,50R17 D 119Q 63.0 10 34.9 12.7 20.5 613 OWL
  LT33X12,50R15 C 108Q 52.0 10 32.5 12.8 21 638 OWL
  LT35X12,50R15 C 113Q 63.0 10 34.9 12.9 20.5 613 OWL

 

 

Manufacturer Info:

Nokian Tyres plc (Finnish: Nokian Renkaat Oyj) is a Finnish manufacturer of tires for cars, trucks, heavy duty equipment and bicycles. It is the largest car tire manufacturer in the Nordic region. Headquartered in Nokia, Finland, Nokian (which were originally branded as Nokia tires) was split from the then conglomerate Nokia (which later became the world's largest mobile phone vendor) in 1988. Nokia Corporation no longer has any ownership interest in Nokian Tyres, whose largest shareholder (with an 18.9% stake) is the Japanese tire vendor Bridgestone. However, Nokian Tyres still operates as an independent company.

In the bicycle industry they are known as one of the few manufacturers of metal studded snow tires.

Nokian Tyres also runs the Vianor tyre chain, which is the largest and most extensive tyre franchise in the Nordic countries with approximately 190 retail outlets across Finland, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic countries and Russia.

Nokian Tyres is the largest tire manufacturer in the Nordic countries. The company develops and manufactures summer and winter tires for cars and tires for a range of heavy machinery. It is also the biggest retreading materials manufacturer and the biggest retreader in the Nordic countries. In addition, Nokian Tyres runs the Vianor tire chain with over 200 outlets across Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. Some Vianor outlets operate on a franchising basis.

Key markets include Nordic countries, Russia, North America, Eastern Europe and Alpine area, i.e. countries with demanding driving conditions caused by changing seasons or other reasons.

The company’s product development, administration and marketing functions are located in the Nokia facility in Finland. The company has two factories, one in the town of Nokia in Finland and the other one in Vsevolozhsk, Russia. The Russian factory is a new one; the operations started in the summer 2005. Certain products are produced as contract manufacturing in other tire manufacturers’ factories for example in the USA, Indonesia, Slovakia and China. Nokian Tyres has its own sales companies in Sweden, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Russia and the USA.

In 2005, Nokian Tyres booked net sales of EUR 686.5 million and employed 3,201 people. Of that Vianor Tyre chain employed 1,297 people and the Russian factory 172 people.

Nokian Tyres plc was founded in 1988 and it was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 1995. The company’s roots go back all the way to 1898, when Suomen Gummitehdas Oy, or the Finnish rubber factory, was established. Passenger car tire production began in 1932 and the company’s best-known brand, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta tire, was launched in 1936.

The corporate web site for Nokian Tyres is found at www.nokiantyres.com.

Nokian Tyres Inc.
339 Mason Road
La Vergne, TN 37086
1-800-565-2525
www.nokiantyres.com

 

 
 

 

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Don't even consider it if this is your main terrain. This tire will not perform well at all in this terrain.

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Average.  Its doing ok, not great but its holding its own.  A decent choice if you're compromising.

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