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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#16 of 55 Re: Tire Pressure light [ckwehe]
Jul 26, 2006 (5:46 pm)
Not a common problem- rather just a very sensitive sending unit... Unfortunately you won't know which tire is low without checking every tire- the good thing however is that once you find the tire and put the recommended psi in, the light will go out the next time your start the car.
#17 of 55 Re: Tire Pressure light [ckwehe]
Jul 27, 2006 (5:16 am)
My pressure indicators were sensitive at first and finally broke in. As for air try one of these. Just give them the right pounds for the front and back.
The dealer should be able to adjust the air without an appointment.
Look for a full service gas station.
I have also used a "fast lub" drive through for just air when it was urgent, on a trailer no less.
Most places will be glad to help for free or maybe a tip.
#18 of 55 Re: Tire Pressure light [ckwehe]
Jul 27, 2006 (11:36 am)
Tell the hubby to take it back to the dealer and stay off your feet! Good luck with delivery.
#19 of 55 Tire Replacement
Oct 19, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I had to replace a tire on my Tribeca. I have 17, 000 miles on it. I contacted my local Subaru Service manager about possible damage to the AWD system because of the difference in tire wear. He said as long as the tire is an exact replacement and is placed on the right rear it is fine. I hope this helps.
#20 of 55 Re: Tire Replacement [marilynw]
Oct 19, 2006 (8:16 pm)
I'm not sure that that makes sense. I've never heard anything unique or different about the right rear- nor should there be, which already makes me suspect. I HAVE heard that tires should be within 1/4 circumference with each other. It is possible to 1. have the new tire measured with respect to the others, and 2. if necessary, have the new tire shaved a bit to match the others.
Just like talking to a doctor- I'd get a second opinion if I were you.
#21 of 55 Re: Tire Replacement [marilynw]
Oct 20, 2006 (5:48 am)
Sounds like a borderline case. 17k miles is about half the life expentancy of the tire. I would actually measure the circumference.
#22 of 55 20'' & 22'' tire & wheel sizes
Oct 22, 2006 (12:20 am)
can we get clear on exactly what 20'' tire and wheel sizes ar compatible with the b9?
tire rack said one thing which I went with but have always felt they weren't wide enough when looking from behind, in fact less wide looking the the oem 18'' tires.
don't have or remember the exact size of my 20'' wheels and tires but yeah it was tire racks only size choice for 20''
but obviously there is other compatible sizes as the car show I wen to had a spt tribeca with differenr size 20'' tires (and wheels I guess) and I feel like I have seen or heard another 20 dimension tire that is compat elsewhere as well so it woul be nice to clarify and list the compat 20'' sizes.
though for me ill prob go to 22'' next at his point. is there only one compatible 22'' tire and wheel size for tribeca? the one that tire rack lists? anyone do 22's yet?
#23 of 55 Re: 20'' & 22'' tire & wheel sizes [x5killer]
Oct 23, 2006 (8:16 am)
Tire Rack is pretty conservative. They told me I could not fit a 225/60R16 tire on my Forester, and so they refused to even sell me the tires.
I went to Discount Tire Direct and got them, and they fit just fine, never rubbed once.
#24 of 55 Pregnant lady with tire issues is back!
Oct 31, 2006 (7:12 am)
I was the pregnant lady a few posts back, now I have a 2 month old. Still having the darn sensor light on all the time. I take it in to Mr Tire and they tell me the tires are maybe 1-2 psi low, fill it up, light goes off. Three weeks later light goes back on. Sales rep and manual say it shouldn't go on unless it's 6 psi off, techs at the local dealership service centers say no, more like 2-3. Anyone else having this happen? Is it normal to lose that much pressure, even 2-3 psi, every few weeks? (happens regardless of temperature outside)
Oct 31, 2006 (8:24 am)
If it's not a sensor problem, it almost has to be a slow leak. Is the pressure down in all the tires, or just one?