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Alternative to Bridgestone Duellers
Posted 23 August 2004 - 04:37 PM
I've got a 2001 Forester with 55k. I was not impressed with the first set of Bridgestone Duellers--they looked nasty ast 32k--but because of bad timing (not one but two nasty flats) we had to buy another set of Bridgestone Duellers from the dealer in order to make a long vacation road trip. The second set has 23k on them, and we just got another unfixable flat. At this rate, it won't be long before I need to make a decision to switch to a more durable tire.
Any tire recommendations? I'm in NJ, urban roads, snow/ice in winter, limited offroad, looooooong road trips to Canada in summer.
Otherwise, love the Forester. These are the only other problems I've had in 55k miles (other than routine, scheduled maintenance):
• heat shield rattle underneath (fixed for free)
• I've had to replace one tail light bulb and both license plate bulbs ($7.50)
• I have a loose connection on the left headlight (not fixed, no charge)
• I had to to replace the pillar dome light switch after wifey slammed the seat belt in the door ($11)
Not bad! These small parts are a beyatch to get sometimes, but so far, so good.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 05:26 PM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 06:54 PM
If you want long life, look at the tread wear rating on the sidewalls. While you're there, look at the temperature and traction ratings too.
I've always had good perfrmance out of Goodyears and my next set will be Triple Treads.
Buy five tire of whatever and another wheel so you have a full size spare you can rotate. Subaru AWD dosen't like tires with different tread depths.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 05:36 AM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 09:28 AM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 09:54 AM
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