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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#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.
May 29, 2006 (6:32 pm)
you aren't supposed to have more than a 1/4 inch difference in circumference between the tires or the AWD system may be damaged, at 10K miles, you may be close to or beyond that limit.
you can check prices at Tirerack.com. if the difference in circumference is more than a 1/4 in you could get them shaved to match your older ones.
May 30, 2006 (11:33 am)
I would ask the tire shop if it could be repaired before buying a new one. They tend to error on the side of safety so if they say it can be repaired I would give it a try.
#13 of 55 Re: tire [subienewbie2]
May 30, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Update - I took the car and the tire to the dealer today. They felt confident and repaired the tire, however they also measured the tires and they were only worn to 11/32! I therefore insisted on getting a new tire, however, it will take them a week to get it. I can get it from a tire place in 24-48 hours and for about $25 cheaper. I decided to replace the tire for peace of mind and also if the patch does fail later, say at 20,000, I wouldn't be able to replace just one tire due to wear and would have to replace all four.
#14 of 55 Re: tire [capreciac]
May 31, 2006 (10:15 am)
keep the patched tire as a spare... then you wont feel bad shaving it down if you do happen to get another flat that isnt repairable.
#15 of 55 Tire Pressure light
Jul 26, 2006 (3:30 pm)
Hi all...my new B9 was delivered to me w/100 miles or so on it because I am 9 mos pregnant and on bedrest. Went out and walked around it, started it, etc...no problem. Took it around the block a while later and a warning light came on, seems to be the tire pressure light. Haven't got the ability to crawl around and check the tire pressure with my big belly, LOL, nothing looks low. Before I take it in somewhere, is this a common issue at all or just some freak incident?