Jump to content


Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
- - - - -

cheapest brand of tires


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 97OBW

97OBW

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 190 posts
  • waxhaw

Posted 26 October 2005 - 09:48 PM

whats the cheapest set of tires your can buy for a 1997 obw??

#2 Subie Gal

Subie Gal

    GC84Ever

  • Members
  • 1,443 posts
  • WA

Posted 26 October 2005 - 09:53 PM

whats the cheapest set of tires your can buy for a 1997 obw??


why go cheap?

TIRES are the only thing connecting your car to the road

they are by far the most important thing on the car


so why go cheap?
get something good gripping, road hugging but AFFORDABLE.

do you have a budget?
any idea what you can afford?

Jamie

#3 nipper

nipper

    Semi Elite Master of the

  • Members
  • 17,594 posts
  • Long Island NY

Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:15 PM

I bought BF goodrich .... from tirerack.com they were the best buy for the money, and reviewed really well.
Sometimes its better to cheap cheap tires with plenty of tread, vs expensive tires that are down to the treadwear indicators.


nipper

#4 123c

123c

    USMB Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 56 posts
  • East Wenatchee

Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:28 PM

I bought BF goodrich .... from tirerack.com they were the best buy for the money, and reviewed really well.
Sometimes its better to cheap cheap tires with plenty of tread, vs expensive tires that are down to the treadwear indicators.


nipper


Those are some good tires, I'm going to try and get some from Costco one of these days, when I have some extra money for new tires...

#5 1 Lucky Texan

1 Lucky Texan

    I read a lot about Subarus

  • Members
  • 4,792 posts
  • Texas

Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:05 PM

whats the cheapest set of tires your can buy for a 1997 obw??


Probably some from the junkyard. Cars with very new/good tires do get junked occasionally.

I have been in the position in the past where I actually bought used tires. It was never a great value - just an emergency maneuver.

Shop at tirerack.com but take a printout to you local tire store (Discount, NTB, whatever) and see if they can beat it. Or, ask around one of the tire shops at quitting time if there is a way a guy who's strapped for cash cou;d get some good used tires. Sometimes folks jst but new tires before their old ones are wornout. The big problem nowadays is the liability that a shop incurs if they sell and mount used tires. They are reluctant to do it and in sime states it may be illegal. But giving a guy a 50 dollar bill when he's walking outta the tire shop at quitting time MIGHT fix you up.

It's tough when you're strapped and the vehicle needs shoes. We've all been there. Don't be ashamed to ask your relatives, friends - even your boss. They don't want you to risk your life on crappy tires.

good luck

#6 nipper

nipper

    Semi Elite Master of the

  • Members
  • 17,594 posts
  • Long Island NY

Posted 26 October 2005 - 11:46 PM

http://www.tirerack....re1=yes&place=0

This is waht i bought, good reviews, great buy for the monys, i ma very happy with them


nipper

#7 TheBrian

TheBrian

    Eat, Live, Breath Subaru

  • Members
  • 270 posts
  • Buffalo

Posted 27 October 2005 - 12:01 AM

SubieGal is right. Tires are probably the most important and most easily felt performance and safety modification you can make to your car.
Braking and cornering are both limited by your tires.

But to answer your question, I was in Wal-Mart today, and I noticed they sell tires. It seems like theirs are cheaper than PepBoys'. Dunno if they're any good, though. I'd search for reviews before you buy.

#8 PAezb

PAezb

    Subaru Fanatic!

  • Members
  • 407 posts
  • USA

Posted 27 October 2005 - 01:16 AM

whats the cheapest set of tires your can buy for a 1997 obw??


Look on Tirerack.com for Yokohama's

3rd set of Avid Tourings on my 96
Replaced the lousy Bridgestone Potenzas at 25K with Yokohama's H4S's on the
05....

I like them both.

#9 jamal

jamal

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,015 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 27 October 2005 - 02:04 AM

Kuhmo seems to make inexpensive tires that are pretty good. Or you could see what kind of deals they have at costco or priceclub or whatever.

When I looked into buying new tires, Kuhmo ASXs were going to run me about $450 to have mounted and balanced at a discount tire store, so I bought another used set.

Look in the classifieds on Subaru forums. I got a set of 100 mile WRX wheels and tires locally for $250, which is a bit high for a set of WRX take-offs with RE92s unless they have no miles and no scratches like mine. Anything other than 05-06 STi and SVX wheels will fit.

nasioc tends to have the most stuff for sale plus classifieds by region, but the site is down at the moment because of the hurricane I guess. I checked aroud a bit but didn't see a lot.

#10 SakoTGrimes

SakoTGrimes

    Aint got no Subaru!

  • Members
  • 943 posts
  • Grants Pass

Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:34 AM

Seld-M-Pops availible at some Big Lots.

#11 1 Lucky Texan

1 Lucky Texan

    I read a lot about Subarus

  • Members
  • 4,792 posts
  • Texas

Posted 27 October 2005 - 07:31 AM

Kuhmo seems to make inexpensive tires that are pretty good. Or you could see what kind of deals they have at costco or priceclub or whatever.

When I looked into buying new tires, Kuhmo ASXs were going to run me about $450 to have mounted and balanced at a discount tire store, so I bought another used set.

Look in the classifieds on Subaru forums. I got a set of 100 mile WRX wheels and tires locally for $250, which is a bit high for a set of WRX take-offs with RE92s unless they have no miles and no scratches like mine. Anything other than 05-06 STi and SVX wheels will fit.

nasioc tends to have the most stuff for sale plus classifieds by region, but the site is down at the moment because of the hurricane I guess. I checked aroud a bit but didn't see a lot.


I JUST got some Kumhos on my new ride. So far so good.
So, you figure my '06 takeoff wheels and tires are worth only about $250? I'm very disappointed but - at least it will help offset the cost of my new wheels.
sigh

#12 Skorzen

Skorzen

    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Phoenixville

Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:49 PM

I recently got Falken Ziex 512s put I my car, I am liking them so far. I got them for $49 each at sears with a price match from discount tire(the sears regular price was close to $70 :-\ ) Total with balancing ect was about $250

#13 nipper

nipper

    Semi Elite Master of the

  • Members
  • 17,594 posts
  • Long Island NY

Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:12 PM

hehe sounds like some off brand russian tire :lol:


nipper

#14 97OBW

97OBW

    Banned

  • Banned
  • 190 posts
  • waxhaw

Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:20 PM

went all out and baught some pirelli P zeros......

#15 jamal

jamal

    1000+ Super USER!

  • Members
  • 1,015 posts
  • Los Angeles

Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:29 PM

I JUST got some Kumhos on my new ride. So far so good.
So, you figure my '06 takeoff wheels and tires are worth only about $250? I'm very disappointed but - at least it will help offset the cost of my new wheels.
sigh


No the 06 17" wheels go for more. I think I saw one set that was for sale for like $700, and then another guy selling his for $450, which I think is probably closer to what they'll sell for once they've been out for awhile. The wheels I got were 04s with pretty much new tires, and 05s seem to sell for slightly more. The first set I got was only $200. 16x7 GC RS wheels also sell for more.

#16 Ranger83

Ranger83

    Subaru Nut

  • Members
  • 740 posts
  • Northeast

Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:46 PM

Used on eBay, or Craigslist.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users