4 snow tires on Subaru (early OB) wheels, Seattle area

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by jim, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. jim

    jim Guest

    They are Toyo Observe - G2 tires size 205-70 x 15. These are
    modern snow tires with walnut shells in the tread fomr our 1998 Outback,
    when we got a newer Subaru these didn't fit it. They have a reasonable
    amount of tread, about 60% left, email me if you need a precise
    measurement. Also includes plastic wheel covers and chains (used maybe

    Price is $175.00, we are in Redmond, WA.

    They came from Les Schwab, it is possible that they might be
    willing to change them for you if they have their plastic bags on them
    (but don't quote me).
    jim, Feb 12, 2005
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    y_p_w Guest

    Just an aside. 60% of original tread depth is not much with a winter
    tire. At least in California, any tire has to have at least 6/32"
    of tread depth left to qualify as an adequate "snow tread tire" that
    bypasses certain chain requirements. I believe those tires came with
    about 13/32" tread depth when new; 60% would be less than 8/32".

    I'm not saying the entire package might not be worth the offered
    price. A set of brand new winter tires might go for around $400
    before mounting and balancing. Also - TireRack seems to be sold
    out of most of their winter tires.
    y_p_w, Feb 12, 2005
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  3. jim

    jim Guest

    The total price new was in the area of $525. They did work pretty well
    last winter, the last time we used them.
    jim, Feb 14, 2005
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