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Harley Cardwell

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Harley is 30 years old, married to Veronica and have just celebrated the birth of their son Greyson. He and his father run a small gun store and sign shop in Galveston, IN.

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Snow is Gone

The snow has gone away from Indiana for good this year. We have had plenty of rain though. I did get to spend a few miles on gravel roads. These tires handle pretty good on gravel, but they tend to pic…

Night Snow

This last week we finally got some decent snow between our 50 degree weekends. It didn't last long, but when it came down it was refreshingly intense. The snowfall came after a couple days of rain, the…

Long Trip Success

This weekend we checked the air in the tires, packed up the car, grabbed the baby and headed to Milwaukee, WI! The in-laws had not seen Greyson since he was about 2 weeks old, so 5 months later we deci…

Dry Winter

With the warmer weather I went over the tires again for inspection. To date I've put about 4500 miles on them, so I got out the tire guage. Tread depth is just slightly over 10/32", so they 'might' be…

Rolling in White

We had another snow last week, about 4 inches in our area! Even though it didn't stay long I tried to do the best I could with the tires before the snow could melt away. The ride in the snow was very…

Nice Ice Grip

This week we FINALLY got some winter weather! I was so happy to be able to try the tires out in anything but rain! While we were getting our usual dosage of monsoon, the temps dropped from 50-something…

Buckets of Rain

Christmas was great this year! Time with family is always nice. My father brought down his 2016 fully loaded Outback and showed me all the cool features my base model doesn't have.    As as a point…

Wind & Rain Rated

It's mid-December in central Indiana. Historically, we should have had more snow, and even some icy conditions to test! However we have had 1 good snow and.....rain. Rain, lots of rain! This week mothe…

Sticky when wet

As is probably no surprise, in rain and puddles, my Nokain WRG3 tires stick to the road! We have had some wet weather this past week and I have never once felt uneasy about the grip and handling of the…

Great First SnowPressions!

That wonderful white stuff we call snow finally arrived in Indiana! We got about 5 inches in my area, and the warm roads quickly turned much of it into ditch-redirecting-SLUSH!  With the WRG3 I never…

No new surprises

Without snow, or rain, it is difficult to write about any new "ah-ha!" moments regarding my WRG3 tires. With that said I remain impressed at how little I really notice the tires. When I turn the wheel…

Nice MPG's

It's in the 70's in November, and dry, so I don't have anything exciting to post about. I can comment about the fuel mileage the Outback is getting. Last summer with good tread I remember getting an…

Sure Footed Off Road

This weekend we took our little boy to get some some fall pictures at a local pumpkin patch. On a sunny and chilly October Sunday afternoon we arrived at the pumpkin patch. All of the other places I ha…

Nokian made my car a Subaru!

I bought my Outback last summer based on safety, and Subaru’s legendary all-wheel drive system. Even though central Indiana may not see several feet of snow we do get ice, sleet and snow in strange and…

WRG3-SUV: Exciting tires!

I received my tires last week and had them installed on my 2011 Subaru Outback. I'll list some mundane details here just to help keep track of things. I took the car to Indy Tire in Carmel, IN on 9/28/…