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#1 Fishums


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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:52 PM



planning on getting a set of these for my pugs...

Anyone on here running them now? I was hopping for some good subaru feedback.

this would be for my 1988 subaru d/r ea81 hatch.

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#2 scoobyclimbs


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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

I ran the cooper discovery st II's which are very close..
I liked them.. they did great in most situations except mud...It's really good in snow and rain or easy trail..

Here's a pic of me wheelin' my hatch from many years ago..abit extreme for those tires but they got me by ..

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:34 PM

Hey thanks for the reply, nice ride too!

Deep snow was my main concern, looks pretty good in the mud.

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#4 El Presidente

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:38 PM

Deep snow tires are a grey area, because snow can vary so much.

You said deep snow....are you offroading in it or are you mostly on road(like wha tthe tires you linked to are for)?
What do you call deep snow? 6"...1'...10'...
Is the snow your planning on running in wet or powdery and dry?
Is the snow compacted by other vehicles or are you plowing through fresh stuff?
How cold are we talking about? tires behave very differently in 30 degree than in -30 degree weather based on tread composition.

I generally prefer a good mud terrain for fresh snow like a cooper STT, BFG Mudd Terrain KM or a maxxis bighorn. Size can make all the difference too. Wide high flotation tires get up on top and allow you to traverse many many feet, but skinnier tires have a smaller foot print and do better on harder snow because the load isn't distributed.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 10:53 AM

yes. i run them as my winter tires, with studs. nov 1 putting em on. i run a 235/75/15 on 6 lug yotas. they are great in deep snow, ie over 18-24 inches of fresh! plowed the road with soob... ice theyre great. roll smooth and quiet ride. no complaints with these tires! never had to chain up, only for run!

#6 987687


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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

quiet ride with studded tires?

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 12:56 PM

not in my experience :D
my Hankook iPikes have most of their studs still in place (even though the tread is now dangerously low). makes an interesting sound on pavement, much like kittens on crack scrambling through the kitchen across linoleum flooring.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:08 PM

actually yeah they are pretty quiet! compared to either set of swampers i usually run. only if im in town and have my window rolled down do i hear the studs... and not all that loud. no complaints, ecspecially for the places ive gone with them.

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