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Subaru Impreza, Tires, Sedan, Wagon
#80 of 114 Re: OEM 2010 SUBARU IMPREZA TIRES ARE REALLY BAD AND SUBARU KNOWS ABOUT IT [ateixeira]
Jan 11, 2011 (8:55 am)
I agreed, the typical consumer has no idea.
I did a lot of research on this vehicle but didn't check the tires.
Can I get a second set of tires and spend another $500? I shouldn't.
I live in a metro area not the mountains.
A part time AWD like the CRV/Element or a 2011 Hyundai Tucson handle better. I know they are diff cars but my point is, since SUbaru bread and butter is AWD why install those $254 per tire on that vehicle that will not assist you to stop as well as a more cheap tire (Pirelli P4 four season) rated #2 tirerack and other cosumers. That is the type of tire I have installed in my 2011 Scion FWD Xb and the car stops and turns better than the Impreza.
Anywho, the purpose of this thread is to educate future consumers looking into buying a Subaru.
#81 of 114 Re: OEM 2010 SUBARU IMPREZA TIRES ARE REALLY BAD AND SUBARU KNOWS ABOUT IT [isilverboy]
Jan 11, 2011 (8:58 am)
Sure, marketing can convince people that they need a mediocre product.
Example: pet rock.
#82 of 114 Re: OEM 2010 SUBARU IMPREZA TIRES ARE REALLY BAD AND SUBARU KNOWS ABOUT IT [isilverboy]
Jan 11, 2011 (10:10 am)
the car stops and turns better than the Impreza.
That it will, because it is the tires that make all the difference in those situations. Even with the crappy tires, though, the Impreza will still "out-go" the Xb, which is a great testament to the quality of the AWD.
Frankly, I would much sooner buy good winter tires for "metro" driving than for mountain driving because there are far more stops and turns in the city, not to mention the density of vehicles and less margin for error.
Your point stands, though - the RE92A is a terrible choice for an OEM Subaru tire.
Jan 11, 2011 (2:41 pm)
Okay, I have a question in regards to our new Impreza, not really a tire question but wasnt sure where to post it.
It now has about 615 miles on it, and i know you are supposed to be nice to it the first couple thousand miles and break it in. So we really really wanted to drive up to Yosemite tomorrow in the snow, would that be bad to do???? We are new to this and just want to take care of our Subie.
#84 of 114 Re: New Subie [cooners77]
Jan 11, 2011 (4:30 pm)
1000 mile break-in, but that trip should be fine. Just don't use cruise control so you vary engine speeds, and try not to put TOO much of a load on the engine. If possible keep it under 4000rpm.
#85 of 114 Re: New Subie [ateixeira]
Jan 11, 2011 (4:45 pm)
sweet thanks. that all matches up with what i have read and heard. thanks again
#86 of 114 Re: OEM 2010 SUBARU IMPREZA TIRES ARE REALLY BAD AND SUBARU KNOWS ABOUT IT [isilverboy]
Jan 13, 2011 (6:35 pm)
I've had Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS tires on my Subaru for years now. They are incredible in the heavy rains (more like deluges) we get here in South Florida.
#87 of 114 2010 impreza tire speed rating
Jan 25, 2011 (5:05 pm)
My 2010 impreza i premium has tires with a V rating. Guess I don't understand why these are rated at 149 mph. So i can't get tires with a lower rating, correct?
#88 of 114 Re: 2010 impreza tire speed rating [rthompson9310]
Jan 28, 2011 (2:25 pm)
Yes, the best bet is to look on tirerack.com and see what tires are recommended. They will show the proper weight carrying and speed rating for your car.
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#89 of 114 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport
Jul 10, 2011 (8:18 am)
Can you put 215/65R1596S tires from a 98 suburu outback on my 2006 Impreza that has P205/55R16 tires on it. If I took the wheels and everything. Would it hurt?