Does Nokian make snow tires for Compass? - Jeep Compass Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 10 Old 10-09-2007, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7
 
Does Nokian make snow tires for Compass?

Hi! I'm new here. I have been checking around my local tire dealers for winter tires for my Compass. So far I am not having good luck. I am partial to Nokian because I have used them before on other vehicles and they are AWESOME in the snow and ice where I live. I have the 2007 sport model 4X4 so the size is 215 60 R17. My husband said that we should be able to go down to 205 60 R17 safely but I can't find those either. Any suggestions on where I can find these by Nokian or any other tire company you recommend? I want something that is going to last a good amount of time, I do switch tires for the seasons so I hope to get a few season's worth of use out of them.

I'm not real savy with auto terms so if you could use layman's terms I would greatly appreciate! Thank you! Oh-and I forgot to say, I am in the states, not Canada.
Joesbrook is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 10-09-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 204
 
rommel543 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 10-09-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 362
 
I went for the Nokian WR's because I didn't want to switch tires twice a year. The Compass performs great with the WR's because of the AWD. I suppose if you just had FWD or really severe weather it might be more advantageous to go for dedicated winter tires.

Nokian didn't offer a stock replacement size so I upsized. I think I've got P225/60R17 if I remember correctly. If you do change the tire size by a bit, it's not a big deal, but you should get the dealer to reprogram the speedometer/odometer.
Webmaster is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 Old 10-10-2007, 12:26 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 8
 
Re: Does Nokian make snow tires for Compass?

[quote="Joesbrook"] I have the 2007 sport model 4X4 so the size is 215 60 R17. My husband said that we should be able to go down to 205 60 R17 safely but I can't find those either.

Funny size, are You sure ?
I have the 2007 Sport Base and the size for summer tires is 215/60 R17 and for the wintertime I have 215/65 R16 Hakkapeliitta 5 tires.
Stacker is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 10-10-2007, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7
 
Thank you, thank you!!! I finally found someone in my area that ordered some for me, I got Hakka's 2's on sale P225/60R17 for about $170 a piece....spendy but worth it as far as I'm concerned. Thanks again for your help!
Joesbrook is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 10-10-2007, 03:27 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 204
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joesbrook
Thank you, thank you!!! I finally found someone in my area that ordered some for me, I got Hakka's 2's on sale P225/60R17 for about $170 a piece....spendy but worth it as far as I'm concerned. Thanks again for your help!
$170 a piece... HOLY $*^# :!: :!: :!: They better be gold belted instead of steel belted.
rommel543 is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 10-10-2007, 04:01 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 362
 
My WR's were a grand. Oh I checked, they are P225/60R17's.
Webmaster is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 10-14-2007, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7
 
Code:
Quote:
$170 a piece... HOLY $*^# They better be gold belted instead of steel belted.
Quote:

:lol: I know! I almost had to change my pants after that, but then, when I called around at some other places....over $200 a peice! I thought I got a good deal!!! I am all for bargains and such but tires, not tires, I swear by Nokians, so I guess I have to pay the price....at least I'll get 3-4 winters out of them.

Thanks for your help

Sarah
Joesbrook is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 10-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Senior Member
 
i2canoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 656
 
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rommel543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joesbrook
Thank you, thank you!!! I finally found someone in my area that ordered some for me, I got Hakka's 2's on sale P225/60R17 for about $170 a piece....spendy but worth it as far as I'm concerned. Thanks again for your help!
$170 a piece... HOLY $*^# :!: :!: :!: They better be gold belted instead of steel belted.
I think that the difference in price and performance favours going with the 16" set up. . . Much greater selection in 16" :!: What I hear is the Nokian's are the best over all for heavy snow and on ice. That's going to be my choice.

Loved
my 2007 Compass 5-Speed, Limited!

{BUT NOW SOOO IN LOVE WITH MY NEW CRUSH WRANGLER!}
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

-[OIIIIIIO]-

"No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength."
~Jack Kerouac


“Everybody must believe in something. I believe I'll go canoeing.”
-Henry David Thoreau

i2canoe is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 10-15-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 204
 
I think my shock is because I'm used to having 13s for my neon. It was stolen and written off 4 years ago so we were taking the bus for the whole time.
rommel543 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Compass Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome