All season tyres for Forrester

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sjhaley, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. sjhaley

    sjhaley Guest

    Can anyone reccomend a good all season tyre for the forrrester that can
    handle Snow & Ice as well as mud/gravel/wet grass in addition to
    Motorway. I know it sounds a lot but...
    Are the stock tyres (Bridgestone Duellers) any good also the Nokian WR
    look promising but not sure how good they are off-road.
    rgds
    Stephen
     
    sjhaley, Nov 22, 2005
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  2. sjhaley

    Grolsch Guest

    As I have reported before. I switched from the stock Geolandar900's that
    came on my 04 Forester at 17,000km. I now have 23,000km on my Goodyear
    TripleTreads. They are the best all-season tire I have ever driven. I drive
    the west coast of Canada (Vancouver Island). Lot's of rain. Not steady snow
    in winter but when it comes it's wet, heavy and slippery. I ski at mount
    washington, and travel gravel logging roads occasionaly for my work. I just
    had them rotated not 2 hours ago at Fountain Tire. I asked them to check
    them for cuts etc as I had just completed a project involving 500km worth of
    logging road trips. Tires were in perfect condition, no cuts, normal wear.
    The wear is very good on them in my experience and by reeport at
    www.tirerack.com They are the highest rated all-season at tirerack.com. I
    can't say enough, great tire!
     
    Grolsch, Nov 22, 2005
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  3. I have on order for my 2002 Forester a set of BF Goodrich Long Trail
    T/A P205/70R15 95T. SUV tread with raised outline letters like the
    original Bridgestones.

    Steve Bukosky
     
    Steve Bukosky, Nov 23, 2005
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    j Guest

    I put a set of Michelin Hydroedge's on my wife's '04 Altima, to replace
    the mediocre (at best) Bridgestone Turanza's that her car came equipped
    with. ***What is the deal with automakers and low-end Bridgestone's
    anyhow?*** Anyhow, the Hydroedge tires are awesome. Plus, they are
    rated at 80,000 miles! I will pobably be putting a set on my Baja here
    very soon. They have really kicked ass on the Altima, with FWD, I
    can't wait to get them on my Subie. I would give them a check. I also
    know quite a few people who have put Big O Legacy Tour's on their
    Subaru's, and have had great results.
     
    j, Nov 24, 2005
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    Dan Guest

    About 2 years ago (at around 60,000 miles) I replaced the OEM Bridgestone
    Duellers on my 2001 Forester with Cooper Lifeliner SLEs. Tread wear rating
    is about 4 times that of the Duellers. The Coopers now have over 55,000
    miles on them and still have lots of tread. The also run quieter and have
    better wet and snow handling than the Duellers at about 2/3 the cost. I
    can't compare with any other tires, but the Coopers were definitely a good
    deal compared to new Bridgestones.

    Dan
     
    Dan, Nov 24, 2005
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  6. sjhaley

    Guest Guest

    14 mos ago, I replaced the original tires on my 2004 Forester XT w.
    Continental ContiExtremeContacts. And I have been quite pleased. Much
    better traction, especially during all of last year's snow storms in the
    Philly area. And they have outlasted my originals.
     
    Guest, Nov 25, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    Best tires I've ever owened.
     
    Rob, Dec 1, 2005
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