Tires for Forrester

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by ksalous, Dec 4, 2004.

  1. ksalous

    ksalous Guest

    I have a 2000 Forester S and am shopping for a new set of all season tires.
    I will be driving in snow conditions here in Toronto, Canada. Could you
    please help me make the right decision?


    ksalous, Dec 4, 2004
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  2. I replaced the original tires on my '04 XT with Bridgestone G 009's. These
    are all season unidirectional tires. They perform great in dry and wet
    (rain) weather and this week had a chance to drive them in a very snow
    Denver weather and they performed flawlessly.
    Y2KRedMustang, Dec 4, 2004
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  3. ksalous

    Daya Guest

    I just installed a new set of Michelin HydroEdge on my 03 Forester XS MT
    which has 82000km already. I am driving in Toronto too. The original tire
    (Geolandar) is not VERY bad as somebody said in this group. However, I can
    feel the big difference after I installed the Michelin. I chose this all
    season tire because it performs very good on dry, wet and snow as stated in and other reviews. Moreover, it is rated 130,000km. The only
    thing is that it is quite expensive (C$140 a piece) and don't have the
    whiteletter on the side. I haven't had a chance to try it out in snow yet.
    But I found out it is (comparing to Geolandar) quieter, more grip on wet and
    stable. The other choice is the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred.
    Quite a few stores in Toronto can install the tire (with balancing etc) for
    free. So you just have to pay the tire price plus tax.
    Daya, Dec 5, 2004
  4. I have a set too and so far they have been excellent. Have not driven in
    snow yet either.
    Rhesus Monkey, Dec 5, 2004
  5. Same here and I drive them hard, no noticeable wear yet, I have Michelin
    X-ice for winter but I'm going to leave the Hydroedge on for the first
    snow to see how they perform. They work surprisingly well on wet packed
    dirt roads.
    Chris Phillipo, Dec 5, 2004
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