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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Heating / Cooling, Interior, SUV
Nov 15, 2006 (6:15 pm)
Goodyear told me the LS 2's, even though they got a terrible rating in Tire Rack supposedly give a much better ride than many of their other products. I would probably get rid of the Ls's when their time is up (maybe 40,000 miles) & get something different. Problem is I had to replace one tire recently, checked around & found I would be ok at 19,000 miles getting one new one of same type. Dealer remarked my remaining three tires looked real good & not so much wear on them that I could keep them & put one new one on. know that with this kind of AWD vehicle the tolerances between all four tires must be minimal. Had to spend $230 for one lousy tire.
Oh well. Other good news today, I am starting again to do business in Halifax so will have a reason to return there this summer. Heard the tall ships are returning there in 07. We were last there in 00 when the tall ships where there and had a great time.
If we get there, may try to get back to PEI & look you up. You did say we could get a room there with a "Tribeca" discount???
#15 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [mhsb9t]
Nov 16, 2006 (10:23 am)
Blame the trend towards enormous rims. 18" is pretty huge. I still remember when the Corvette went to 17"s and that was a big deal. C4, too, not that long ago.
#16 of 33 Tire Pressures
Nov 17, 2006 (2:49 am)
If you want a soft cushy ride, use as little tire pressure as you can for the vehicle. This will give you a nice soft ride, you can also get 17" rims for it and that will give you a softer ride as well.
#17 of 33 Re: Tire Pressures [paisan]
Nov 17, 2006 (5:38 am)
It's very dangerious to run deflated tires not to mention it wears out tires. There are better ways to do this.
#18 of 33 Re: Tire Pressures [mystro]
Nov 17, 2006 (7:25 am)
Subaru's tire pressures tend to be a bit low. For my Forester they recommend just 26 psi on the rear axle when it's unloaded.
Check on the door jamb, it's usually around 29psi for most models. That's pretty soft.
I actually use 33psi to get the opposite effect.
#19 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [occking]- ride
Nov 17, 2006 (8:39 am)
I'm not crazy about the ride myself. The handling is very good- I like the way you can throw her into turns with very little body lean.
If the road is smooth- the ride is silky. If the road is very rough (like off-road), I've found that the long travel suspension really eats it up well. It's those pesky little bumps in between that I feel. I've got an '07, and I was expecting a bit more of a luxurious ride. No car is perfect. Well, except apparently if it's made by Toyota.
#20 of 33 Re: First Posting in new group [occking]- ride [morey000]
Nov 17, 2006 (11:37 am)
Yodas are overly soft and undersprung, though. They lean a lot. Plus the steering is too light. You don't feel anything.
They do have a smooth ride, and quiet, too.
#21 of 33 Re: Tire Pressures [mystro]
Nov 17, 2006 (12:23 pm)
"It's very dangerious to run deflated tires not to mention it wears out tires. There are better ways to do this. "
Perhaps you misunderstood me. I didn't say run the pressure below the acceptable level, HOWEVER, sometimes folks fill them up to the max pressure allowed on the tire sidewall, or leave what the dealer put in (often 50psi so if a car sits on the lot the tires don't get flat spots) Check the pressures and make sure they are at what the door jam says to inflate them to.
#23 of 33 Tribeca Rear Hatch/ Rear Seat Rattle Issue
Feb 04, 2008 (9:35 pm)
I'm new to the forum and just purchased a 2008 Tribeca 7 pas w/navi. I have the rattle in the cargo area issue and am pretty sure it is from the rear hatch. When going over bumps it sounds like something is loose in the cargo area. It was "horrific" when I picked up the car, took it back, and they re-adjusted latch. This eliminated some of it, but not all. Has anyone actually gotten the dealer to fix this issue successfully? (Does anyone have an '08 without this issue?) Thanks