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Anyone have any recommendation for replacement tires. I have the Hankooks and will not be getting those again. I have 22k on my '16 Metris and the Hankooks are shot (and noisy). I'm looking for a replacement tire. Any help will be appreciated!
 

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Whatever brand tire you buy, I'd recommend spending a couple hundred dollars to have a front- and rear-wheel alignment done after they're mounted. At 24K I replaced my factory Hankooks with new Hankooks--then had the alignment--and the new tires are wearing well.
 

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I'm a huge Michelin fan but not sure the Defenders are going to be correct tire. I'm a little worried about the angled shoulders and the most city driving for my van. Interestingly enough there seems to be a wide range of winter rated all seasons in the 225/55r17 XL size like the Toyo Celcius CUV and the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season (on discount tire but not tirerack for some reason).
 

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I have found the van to be quite squirrely in snow and ice and I would like to upgrade from the Hankook OEM tires. I am considering Michelin Defender LTX M/S on my stock 5-spoke rims vs X-Ice Xi3 in a 215/65-16 size on some 2001 S-Class rims I found on CraigsList (16x7.5"). I like to cross sides when I do tire rotations to keep the edge wear even and sort of want to steer away from a unidirectional tire (X-Ice and most other winter tires) on this vehicle for this reason. Taller sidewalls could also be nice on our frost heave and pothole-ridden roads. Input from my friends in snowy locations?
 

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I just ordered the Nokian Entyre 2.0 with a great Labor Day deal. Discount Tire price-matched Simple Tire.com to go along with DT rebate. Factory Hankooks are done at only 23k miles.
Sure hope the E 2.0 live up to the reviews I found online.
 
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I put on Michelin DEFENDER LTX M/S about 8,000 miles ago, and they still look new.

They have less road noise than the OEM tires (Vanco on my 2016 Metris Cargo).

I haven't had the chance to try them in light snow (and probably won't), nor, being in California, much rain. I haven't noticed any change in ride quality vs the Vanco tires.
 

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I used Nokian Hakkapeliitta's (studded) for my Eurovan's Colorado winter shoes. Great tires. That vehicle required tires with reinforced sidewalls, I think because of the skinny tall heavy combination, so I'm not sure if that is needed. But with FWD, the van was super sure footed. When it lived in Cali, the Eurovan with chains going to Tahoe was awful

I've pretty much accepted that the Metris is NOT going to be able to make it to many relatively tame off-road locations. It's an urban delivery/service van. I drove the Eurovan off-road in Colorado and Wyoming, extensively, but even with its great ground clearance, it wasn't an off-road vehicle. Almost killed my CU freshman son when he ovalized the rear shock mounting holes playing rally driver with my van on an unsupervised trip into Aspen from our lakeside camping. He was only partly guilty, as I think they must have been de-torqued to begin with.

I think I'll explore truck/delivery tires when the 'kooks go on my Metris
 

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Quick Entyre 2.0 review: quiet, good in the wet and gets a marginal mpg increase but not too much. Sidewall is on the softer side for a 101XL tire but doesn't really make a difference driving. I rotated after 8k or so and the rears had worn the centers and the fronts the shoulders to about 80% even after playing around with pressures. We'll see what the lifespan ends up being these vans just seem super hard on tires even when they are aligned. The price point on the Nokians was excellent, might try the Defenders next who knows.
 
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