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All Season Tires
Posted 31 December 2003 - 08:03 AM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 10:03 AM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 10:35 AM
I wore out a set of X-Ones on my 97 OB. Put 160k km on them and still had some tread left.
I'm seeing good reports on the new HydroEdge tires.
I'm currently running Toyo 800 Ultras. Pretty good tire, a lot like the X-Ones, but I don't know if I'd buy them again. I've been constantly battling a very slight vibration issue with them.
The ones I mention here are all long life tires (eg wear rating of 700). I go for these since I put on over 60k km a year.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 10:43 AM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 02:53 PM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 05:51 PM
Posted 31 December 2003 - 06:09 PM
My ONE piece of advice for tires that will see any snow or ice action is get the narrowest tires that you can mount on your rims. It makes such a difference in traction, and your car won't get thrown around or try to plane on top of slush or heavy snow. And subarus are light enough that you can get away with running relatively narrow tires in the summer as well and maintain good handling characteristics.
Posted 31 December 2003 - 06:09 PM
Originally posted by anthonmas
I live in a part of the country where we only get about 2 or 3 snow storms a year, averaging about 3- 6 inches. Since my garage is too small to store snow tires, I was wondering what is a good all season tire to use on my 2003 Legacy Outback H6 3.0 VDC Wagon?
Continental ContiExtremeContact. Excellent in wet and dry, good in snow. Never had 'em on ice.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 07:31 AM
Posted 02 January 2004 - 12:19 PM
For my wife's Toyota Camry LE V-6, I'm using Firestone Affinity
LH-30. These are very good. I used the same tires last winter on another vehicle and they were fantastic in the snow. They had just a bit lower rating at Tirerack.com.
If you're on a budget Pep Boys carries the Futura line of tires. Most of them are made by Cooper. They were fine in snow and wet weather.
The only brand I'd stay away from are Goodyear. I had problems with their tires. When I tried to use the warranty I got the run around at a Goodyear owned store (Just Tires).
Posted 03 January 2004 - 09:41 AM
Their ratings are excellent and have read many positive reviews. I agree! They are quiet, excellent handling, GREAT wet traction and I am just waiting for the next snow. Sure nice to have that "sure-footed" feeling again now that those CRAPPY Goodyear's are off!!!
P.S. Had a long talk with my mechanic when I went to pick up my car after getting the tires put on. He was telling me some CRAZY stories about some of the mods he sees people doing to make their cars (including a couple local subes) to go faster and faster. Yet, they do NO mods to the brakes and then they look at putting a full set of tires on for $100. My point, you can make your car go as fast as you want but if your brakes and your tires are not top notch, won't much matter when you are splattered in the trees dead because you couldn't stop or get any traction under you.
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