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#1 krissy00

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:27 PM

I have a 98 legacy gt I am thinking about putting the michelin hydroedge tires on they are T rated and my car calls for a H rated tire what should I do does it make a difference Thanks

#2 SevenSisters

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Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:29 PM

Here's what happens. Subaru puts on a good handling tire at the factory and puts in a 130 mph speedometer to let you know you have a high performance sports car. When replacement time comes, people don't want to spend the money for H speed rated tires and say they don't drive 130 mph anyway. The tire dealer puts on T's rather than loose the sale. The car owner doesn't keep air in them and one blows out at 50 mph when they're drunk and causes an injury. Some lawyer says the car was designed to go 130 mph and the dealer is a tire expert and should have put back on H rated tires.So, the dealer and tire maker get sued and pass on the cost to other tire buyers. Everyone is now happy.

Some states (Maine for example) either have laws or want laws to make people put on the same tire size and speed rating. (got to protect the voters). Better profits for the tire guys by the way. Other dealers may make you sign a waiver if you want lower speed rated tires.

In my opinion, the bottom line is you won't get the same high performance traction rating (AA) and the handling won't be as crisp. The average driver won't notice it and will be happly with the greatly improved treadwear.

Learn about traction, temperature, and treadwear ratings and look at several websites and Consumer's Reports for good recommendations. Keep air in your tires.

My '91 2.2 130 hp came with H rated tires. Subaru give me a break. Hard for this car to get out of its own way.




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