Tires for Legacy GT Limited Sedan and Colorado

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Bill Bradley, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    Have a 2006 Outback 3.0 VDC, but, due to hesitation problems with it, I'm
    trading it in for a 2007 Legacy GT Limited Sedan.

    Got home OK in the Big Denver Blizzard in the Outback, which has Potenza
    tires, but, due to extreme road noise, I'm looking to get some other tire on
    the Legacy.

    I don't do any off-road, and, little driving in the mountains, but, would
    need to handle the occasional blizzard and usual winter weather (which is
    probably less than 10% of the year).

    Any recommendations (that could be gotten on a new car at the dealer), or,
    am I stuck with Potenzas again?

    Thanks!
     
    Bill Bradley, Dec 21, 2006
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    Bob H Guest

    Bob H, Dec 21, 2006
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  3. Be sure to look around at www.tirerack.com . I have purchased from them,
    but even if you decide to buy locally, they have a nice site with
    reviews,etc.
    I dunno exactly what you're looking for in tires, but as for road noise,
    the Kumhos I put on my WRX were noticeably quieter than the Bridgestones
    they replaced.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Dec 21, 2006
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    Oscar_Lives Guest

    Michelin SUV Cross Terrain

    BF Goodrich Long Trail Radial T/A
     
    Oscar_Lives, Dec 21, 2006
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    Body Roll Guest

    WHICH Potenzas? Potenza family of tires includes rubber as diverse as
    92s and S-03s
    the former being total crap and the latter being very reasonable but
    totally not suitable
    for you because you want allseasons.
    As to whether you will be stick with Potenzas is entirely up to you.
    According to the Hollywood
    and INS this is a free country. Meaning that you can choose your tires
    for now.
     
    Body Roll, Dec 21, 2006
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    y_p_w Guest

    The Outback 3.0 R VDC comes with Potenza RE92A in 225/55VR17
    according to the Tire Rack. They've got them on special right now
    for $117 each. I'm pretty sure they're typically about $150+.

    The 2007 Legacy 2.5 GT Limited comes with Potenza RE92 in 215/45ZR17.
    You don't want to know how much they cost. I think a good alternative
    is the Potenza RE960AS which is $140 from TR in that size. The Nokian
    WR comes in that size and may be a good choice for Colorado weather.
    There seem to be a lot of Nokian dealers in Colorado. ;)

    You're going to have a hard time persuading a dealer to take OEM tires
    as a trade in. I also find that dealer tire selection is limited
    (often just OEM). Your best bet may simply be to try selling them
    as "barely used" on Craigslist.

    My European coworkers tell me that back home their registration papers
    come with a list of manufacturer's approved tires that must be used.
     
    y_p_w, Dec 21, 2006
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    Body Roll Guest

    This is to save them from RE92s I guess. Which countries they are from?
     
    Body Roll, Dec 22, 2006
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    j Guest

    Hey Bill,

    I' over in Utah, and drive a lot of the same conditions. I feel like
    I'm probably beginning to sound like a broken record, but...when I had
    my Baja in for service the other day, the dealer had some TripleTred's
    on display. I've had them on my Baja since August, and can not even
    begin to tell you how vast of an improvement they are over the RE92's.
    They've been stellar in the snow out here. And, they really compliment
    the behavior of a Subaru (mine at least).

    Good luck.
     
    j, Dec 22, 2006
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    y_p_w Guest

    Italy. My manager also told me that there's no DIY oil
    changes either. All work had to be done by a licensed
    mechanic.
     
    y_p_w, Dec 22, 2006
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  10. I'm here in WV and just got a new set of TripleTreads on my `01 OBW after
    getting 96,000 out of the Firestone Wilderness OEM tires that came with it.
    These Tripletreads are amazing for the rainy conditions I've already driven
    in and the traction/grip I've got out of the road. As this poster said,
    these tires compliment the Subaru in ways you can't imagine till you drive.
    It's like a perfect marriage between the AWD and the Tires. :)
     
    Bradley Walker, Dec 23, 2006
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    Bonehenge Guest

    Rubber bands and shelf liner around the rims would be better than
    those tires with 96k.

    In my experience, they were shot 45-50k ago. <G> Mine started
    stinking it up around 40k.
     
    Bonehenge, Dec 23, 2006
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  12. Bill Bradley

    Bill Bradley Guest

    I'm hearing a lot about TripleTreads. Would they be considered All Season,
    or, do I need to get them for Winter, and, something else for the rest of
    the year?

    Thanks.
     
    Bill Bradley, Dec 24, 2006
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    j Guest

    They are an all season tire. Go to tirerack.com for the skinny.

    Happy Holidays
     
    j, Dec 24, 2006
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  14. How true that is. I bought the car with the tires already having 78,000
    miles on them. Drove on them to Michigan and back once, and simply worked
    too much to get the tires done considering I had my 90k servicing to focus
    on. How ever, you are right, they were utterly worthless. Last year in the
    snow on my driveway, I spun driving up the hill when my mom's `95 Legacy L
    went up just fine. I got out and looked and the tire was utterly bald with
    any tread being filled in with tiny amounts of snow, no grip, etc.
     
    Bradley Walker, Dec 26, 2006
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