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Subaru Outback Tires
Posted 10 July 2003 - 03:56 PM
Posted 10 July 2003 - 04:11 PM
I do, however, like the Dunlop SP5000 but I've heard the snow performance is not great. In addition I'll be needing a new set of tires after only 15k miles - they wear really fast since they are made out of a soft compound designed to stay grippy in hot AND freezing climates.
Posted 11 July 2003 - 08:51 AM
I do a lot of commuting, so I wanted a high mileage tire. That may not be the right thing for you.
Good luck with a set of Michelin X-Ones. Good in dry, ok in wet, so-so in slush and snow. Hard to go wrong with this tire.
Currently have Toyo 800 Ultra's on. Similar to the X-One. Wearing like iron (100k km and still half the tread left). Surprisingly good grip for such a hard tire. Sightly better than the X-One I'd say. Good in the slush and ok in the snow. Touch of noise, but not bad. My main issue with them is that I have to keep them very well balanced or I get a slight vibration. I'm not sure if it is the tires, or the combination of tire to car, or just what. Luckily, I have free lifetime balancing with them.
Marc is right though. Any all season is going to be a compromise.
Posted 11 July 2003 - 03:57 PM
The Michelins were far superior to any of the previous tires I had owned (on any of my cars). The balancing was spot on, the ride was amazingly quiet and smooth, and they seemed to handle well overall in rain and snow. I would recommend them in spite of the price -- they are worth it, in my opinion. I had the MXV4's for about 10K miles before I traded the car on a new WRX, so I don't know about the longevity of that tire, but they are known for relatively long wear.
Check Costco for prices, too...they will special order a tire if they don't have it in stock and their prices seemed very good
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