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#1 of 55 Subaru B9 Tribeca Tire/Wheel Questions
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 13, 2006 (6:44 am)
Discuss B9 tire and wheel issues here.
#2 of 55 New Shoe ideas?
Aug 09, 2006 (10:22 pm)
I want to buy a 'beca, but one of the things I'm looking for is some level of off-road capability. Nothing too serious. I don't need a low range, and the subie AWD will be sufficient, but I'm a bit scared to count on the Goodyear Eagles to put up with rocks and sandy terrain. (especially with a temporary spare) Any thoughts on an on-road/off-road tire that comes in 255/55R18 that still does a decent job on road, but will give me some additional performance an ruggedness off road?
#3 of 55 New Tires
Sep 22, 2006 (6:13 am)
At 34,000 miles, it was time to replace the OE tires on my Tribeca. I was going to just get direct replacements - the Goodyear Eagle LS - until I started doing some research on the web. Seems other people aren't too thrilled with the tread life on them, either.
After a couple of days of reading reviews and blogs and checking prices, I decided on the Yokohama Geolander G052. I took an internet price, including shipping, to a local dealer who "can't be undersold!" and he actually cut me a good deal. I had them installed last night.
I commute 40 miles each way to work, so they got a small workout this morning. So far, I'm favorably impressed. The guy I carpool with even commented on how the tires are noticeably quieter than the old ones. They handle well and have a reputation for good wet/snow/ice traction - something I'll get to judge in the not-too-distant future.
Just thought I'd offer this up in case anyone else is contemplating replacing their tires. Yokohama is not a cheap alternative to the Goodyear, but if you're looking for something as good or better, they might be worth considering.
#4 of 55 Re: New Tires [mikejl]
Sep 22, 2006 (6:41 am)
Wow, new tires already, it seems like the Tribeca was just launched. You drive a lot.
#5 of 55 Re: New Tires [ateixeira]
Sep 22, 2006 (7:09 am)
I do, although I believe there are others on the forum who drive even more than me. Having the Tribeca has certainly made my daily journey (and occasional vacation trips) more pleasant. I really like this car. I hope it lasts as long as my other Subarus have in the past.
#6 of 55 Re: New Tires [mikejl]
Sep 22, 2006 (10:32 am)
The Eagle LS "2" got a real stinky rating from Tire Rack. Much better rating fo the regular Eagle LS (without the 2)
I replaced my OEM tires on 05 Outback last year with Goodyear Triple Treads. I put approx 25,000 on those tires last year through the winter, but never had much snow up here in New England to ever give them a real good test. Don't really know if they would have lasted the 80,000 miles as advertised. I have 15k now on my 06 I bought as a Demo, already put on 5k in 7 weeks so certainly come next summer I will be looking to replace them with something.
#7 of 55 Re: New Tires [mikejl]
Sep 22, 2006 (10:42 am)
Wow 34000 already.. I have mine for like a year now and only have like 8000 miles.... Hate to see how much u have to pay for gas each month... It seems to me that I have to fill'er up every other time I drive her at the weekends...
#8 of 55 Re: New Tires [megreyhair]
Sep 22, 2006 (11:36 am)
I got mine last June. As far as gas, let's just say the recent price drop is a welcome relief. I hope prices stay down for a while.
#9 of 55 replace one tire?
May 29, 2006 (3:58 pm)
I LOVE my gorgeous gold/leather Tribeca. I went out in the garage only to discover air leaking out of the rear driver side tire due to a LARGE nail/small spike. Due to the size of the hole, I'm reluctant to get it repaired, so I thought I would just replace the tire. However, I have 10,000 miles on the car. Is this significant wear? Should I replace all four? Just the two on the same axel? Any idea how much these tires usually do last? How much they cost or if they are hard to get? Stranded in upstate New York!!!
#10 of 55 Re: replace one tire? [capreciac]
May 30, 2006 (7:32 am)
You should measure, but I think the tires are new enough that you could replace one. You could also buy one new tire and have it shaved to match the others, if it is too far off.