Nokian Q vs 1 winter tire on forester

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by Hiver, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. Hiver

    Hiver Guest

    Hello,
    I bought a week ago a Forester XS 2004. I love the car, it make a
    huge différence compared to my Civic.

    I am in the process of buying winter tires. I always add Nokia/Nokian
    tires and loved them. I would like to know if anyone can tell me if I
    am better with the Q or 1 serie?

    Also the tire guy tells me he can get 15" weel for my Forester, Subaru
    dealer tell me only 16" will fit who is right?

    Thanks
     
    Hiver, Nov 10, 2003
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  2. Hiver

    TW-Ohio Guest

    Nokian Q vs 1 winter tire on forester
    Tirerack.com sells no 15" rims for the XS - I'd think they won't fit (maybe
    because of a brake clearance difficulty?).
    Terry - '03 Silver Legacy SE sedan - 36 miles!
    '02 Regatta-Red GT wagon 5spd - 23k miles
    Yakima / TandeMover / Rockymount rack
    To reply, get rid of the "nonsense"
     
    TW-Ohio, Nov 10, 2003
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  3. Hiver

    Stu Hedith Guest

    I've used the Q and thought it was great in the snow and ice. It's dry
    road handling wasn't as good as the Michelin Arctin Alpin but it was
    better in the messy stuff. I don't have any experience with the 1's.

    Stu
     
    Stu Hedith, Nov 11, 2003
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  4. Hiver

    F. Plant Guest

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    I just got a set of 1's for a legacy. The dealer said the 1's were supposed
    to be a bit quieter than the old nokia's. Still hear the familiar snow tire
    drone though -can't tell if they are any quieter as its been too long since
    I was on older nokia snows. Was told Q is better for ice, 1's for snow and
    slush.

    Used to have 9's and 10's on a civic and was very happy with them -I'd
    sometimes be plowing snow over the hood and up the windshield! i figured
    since the 1's were supposed to be an improvement on the 10's I'd stick with
    them.
    F.Plant
     
    F. Plant, Nov 11, 2003
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  5. Hiver

    Hiver Guest

    Same here, I used to have 10 and 1 on my Civic's and I used to have
    fun at a red lite when I saw à 4x4 with all-season tire and move in
    front of him :))

    I know what the 1 can do for me but was wondering if the Q would be as
    good/better.

    Thanks for your info.
     
    Hiver, Nov 11, 2003
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  6. Salut,

    Moi j'ai des Q sur mon Impreza 2.5TS pis c'est écoeurant. Je n'ai jamais
    essayé les 1 mais je suis très satisfait de ceux que j'ai.
    Je sais pas où t'habites mais si tu es dan la région de Montréal, appelle au
    Centre du pneu Reid à Mercier, j'pense que t'auras pas mal le meileur prix.

    Centre Du Pneu Reid
    Mercier, Quebec
    Phone: 450-699-7714
     
    Chicken'n Toast, Nov 11, 2003
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  7. Hiver

    F. Plant Guest

    If you end up getting the Q post back how you find them. By the way if you
    are in Quebec you could also get the 1's with studs.

    Just so you know my subaru dealer also matched prices on the tires for
    me -saved me going elsewhere. They provided the rims, so if I have any hub
    / rotor issues due to fit I'm only dealing with the one shop. Watch out for
    aftermarket rims as some do not fit the hub properly.

    F.plant
     
    F. Plant, Nov 11, 2003
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  8. Hiver

    Hiver Guest

    Merci pour le hint. J'ai un meilleur prix plus près de chez moi à
    Laval. De pas grand chose mais, en plus c'est moins loin.

    Heureux de savoir que les Q vallent la peine.
     
    Hiver, Nov 11, 2003
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