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best/biggest tires for my 98 obs daily?


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#1 n16ht5

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 08:34 PM

okay.. I am going to lift my obs 4".. I need some tires. I don't want my gas mileage to go down much though, and on the other hand, I still want to be able to plow through the snow this winter :). and I don't want to do any cutting, unless its not visible (( i dont know how I could do that))..

ive been searching the forums, and it looks like I could fit 215/75 r15s. ... can I go bigger? is this going to mess up my gas mileage?

I am trying not to spend too much money too.. I don't want to pay $100 a tire :-/.

I like the khumo venture mt's, but they only come in 235 75 r15 as the smallest for my rims..


these are probably overkill,, and I dont like walmart but..




these tires look pretty decent -75$

these are cheap -55$

any ideas? I would like some mild MT's if theyre not too expensive..

thanks

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 09:55 PM

http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=24980

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 08:28 AM

im running 27 inch mud terrains. it did down my gas mileage some, but since everything is off now i can tell exactly how much.... oh, and i got em for around $80 a pop off of tirerack... kumho venture m/t...... you will only get stuck by getting high centered with this tire. that is the only way..

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:48 AM

these are cheap -55$

any ideas? I would like some mild MT's if theyre not too expensive..

thanks[/QUOTE]
dunlop used to have a downlowdable rebate for that tire

#5 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 11:16 AM

First off... how are you going to get 4" of lift?

And 2nd, if you lift it 4" and you fit larger tires... you are most definatly going to loose gas milage.

The Kumho are probably the best for the money. You could go with a superswamper in 28". With 4" of lift you should be able to run them with minor fender trimming.

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 12:02 PM

okay.. I am going to lift my obs 4".. I need some tires. I don't want my gas mileage to go down much though, and on the other hand, I still want to be able to plow through the snow this winter :). and I don't want to do any cutting, unless its not visible (( i dont know how I could do that))..


Big tires = less milage and trimming; that's the trade off.

The Super Sport radial MTs are nice tires but you could get bials ply Super Swampers or Kumho Venture MTs cheaper. Now if you insist on a radial MT the Super Sport is a good price but if you can live with bias ply you can go cheaper.

The other ones you linked are pretty wussed out all seasons. It honestly sounds like you want an AT (which is what a 'mild MT' is) Check out the Librator AT at Wal-Mart; great tread pattern and deapth plus can't beat the price. Yokohama Geolandar is another great AT tire thats under $100/tire.

Really have to ask yourself what you need the tires for. All season traction and the ocasional off highway adventure or mostly off road trails and mud.

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:25 PM

i hate wal-mart as well. i have some liberators.they seem to do well all around.i am mostly on dirt roads,consruction sites,and highway.mud here and there , but i would not depend on them if i got in a sticky situation.they don't clean out very well in clay,gravel and deeper mud .this is not a tire to go slow with through a mudpit.but at the proper speed you can accomplish it .they are wearing well and seem to have alot of life left in them .i mean they only have about three thousand miles on them, but i have definitely used them.they do fairly well in water and on slick streets as well

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 03:36 PM

okay for the 4" lift I am putting in forester coils and struts. the Khumo mt's are 27x85 r14" , i have 15" rims, the smallest size for a 15 is 235/75 :-/ otherwise I would buy those. I guess I will probably go for an AT. I expect to lose 1mpg or so, but also, the speedo/odo will be off, messing up my "mileage" after the tires.

this is my daily driver (I have another wheeling rig)> I just want some good tires to go messing around in the snow in the mountains here and for skiing. I don't want bias ply, because they don't last very long. I need some radials. I am not used to the factors in dealing with these small car tires (I have always had lifted trucks with 33"s and what not) so I am not sure exactly what to expect



and do you know where the downloadable rebate is?? if you can find it I might get those tires. Thanks

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 04:05 PM

Wow forester springs and struts get you 4" of lift????

Since when?

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 10:31 PM

I have 4 Cooper Discoverer STT 215/75r15's with 1/4" tread depth left on them. I'll sell you all for $100

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:24 PM

Forester suspension won't get you 4" of lift.... maybe if you used your struts and a set of scorpian springs... but then you're limiting your down travel, and that's no good.
I'm working on getting my obs lifted.. just looking for springs.. got the struts.. :brow:

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:52 PM

just remember, MUD TIRES ARE HORRIBLE IN SNOW, AND ICE!

thats why most of them come ready for metal studs.

there are alot of AT tread tires that work great for snow/ice, and pretty good for mud/offorad.

ps, cut er up good =]

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:56 AM

just remember, MUD TIRES ARE HORRIBLE IN SNOW, AND ICE!

thats why most of them come ready for metal studs.

there are alot of AT tread tires that work great for snow/ice, and pretty good for mud/offorad.

ps, cut er up good =]


you must be clownin, MTs are way better than ATs, the ats clog up faster, the mts will dig through.. ice is a different story though.


I decided im not going to lift it, well if i do it will just be a 2" strut lift

i am getting these maybe:

http://seattle.craig...s/92518197.html

the tires are kind of crap, but oh well. the wheels look nice

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:58 AM

I have 4 Cooper Discoverer STT 215/75r15's with 1/4" tread depth left on them. I'll sell you all for $100

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I might be interested if I dont buy the new wheels!~

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:55 AM

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225/50 R17 biaaaach!

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:42 AM

you must be clownin, MTs are way better than ATs, the ats clog up faster, the mts will dig through.. ice is a different story though.


No, he's not actually. When you dig down through that snow what's at the bottom? Ice 90% of the time..... big lugs dont move you on ice, lots of sipes do. All the ppl I know up here that run MTs year round have siped the crap out of them to make them more safe.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:54 AM

You can always have your tires siped? :brow:

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:58 AM

just remember, MUD TIRES ARE HORRIBLE IN SNOW, AND ICE!

thats why most of them come ready for metal studs.

there are alot of AT tread tires that work great for snow/ice, and pretty good for mud/offorad.

ps, cut er up good =]


Ice maybe, but it depends on the tire for snow. I know those Super Swamper SSR and the Coopers are pretty friggin awesome in snow.

Siping is all you can really do for ice. I believe they made studs illegal in WA this year.

But the deal is. . . there's not a lot of snow that falls in western WA. When there is, it's not usually cold enough to leave much ice, it's usually in the 30s when it snows. As in, Seattle gets about 2-3 days of snow a year. And only 2-6 inches when it does.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 07:14 PM

yeah siping is about all you can do for ice,. but i dont like siping beacuse the tires get chopped up (depending on the tread pattern and if you drive like i do..) and yeah MTs and swampers are the best in the snow. well these actually:

(since we can fit them hehe.. :P)


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Posted 24 August 2005 - 12:09 AM

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hey I might buy those cooper mt's if you still want them in like a month when i get some money haha.. are tires very hard to mount yourself?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 10:17 AM

All sorts of hard to change yourself. There's a used tire shop in Lake City that will mount them for 10 bucks a tire.

Where are you taking your pics? I wanna play.

Do your 225s rub?

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:53 AM

flex.


... as in a lack of :lol:

Subarus dont flex; they dance! :banana:

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:22 PM

225/60/16 beeeyoch :lol:

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 12:49 AM

nice. yeah they rubbed, but i trimmed them out. the rubbed in a lot of places. but you can get them to fit without visually hurting the car




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