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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#59 of 124 Re: Bridgestone Turanza Serenity or Yokohama Avid TRZ for 2000 Subaru Outba
May 14, 2008 (4:41 pm)
I had Turanza LS on my 98 legacy GT and I put some on my dads 02 avalon too. the Turanza LS are very good but I can't say much about snow traction as my dad is in FL!! and I use snow tires here in IL in winter.
if you can find any LSs they are probably worth getting though if you lose one in the future you may have trouble finding a replacement!
if you live where it snows one option but a little pricier (though the LS or Serenity aren't cheap either) is to get Nokian WRs which are snow rated but can be used all year round unlike other winter tires. I actually use them all year round on a Tribeca and a Windstar and used the Wrs predecessor, the NRW, as my winter tire on my legacy.
#60 of 124 Re: All-Season Tires for 2005 Outback [mountainwalker]
May 14, 2008 (7:23 pm)
3) No, there are other diffs. Go to a used Subaru place and check them out!
4) Not that I know. We're pleased with it. Got it used 14 mos. ago.
Hope that helps.
May 16, 2008 (4:10 am)
I have been satisfied with the Yokohama Aegis ls 4 tires on my '96 OBW. I purchased them before the TRZ's were available so when I replace them I will stick to Yohohama but may switch over to the TRZ. I live in NYC and travel upstate often.
#62 of 124 Will WRX rims make a difference on our Outback? Should I keep 'em?
May 23, 2008 (6:44 am)
I just picked up an Outback VDC edition in excellent condition with two sets of rims, including a set of WRX rims with studded snow tires on them. What do the WRX rims do for you? One person said they were for speed, another person told me they were for use with snow tires.
Will be using this subie mostly for work highway/around town during week, and every few weeks a 2-3 hour road trip on good highways and roads in mostly very good weather. In winter, when headed to ski areas, I plan to use our all-year tires and chain up if necessary in the last 10-20 minutes driving toward the resort. It doesn't seem like you need more than that in the Bay Area - for example, for the vast majority of your drive from the Bay Area to Tahoe ski resorts, you're driving in fairly good weather on good roads - winter or snow tires seem overkill except for people who live in Tahoe full time, and have to drive on roads other than ski resort approaches that are not kept as clear.
Also, in very good-excellent condition, what are the WRX rims worth?
In very good-excellent condition, what are the regular rims worth?
#63 of 124 WRX rims
May 26, 2008 (10:07 am)
I used my stock 02 WRX rims as my winter tire rims on my 08 OB Ltd. I actually like them better than the stock OB rims besides which they are 16in ones too and I don't like the idea of 17in rims on the OB (its more expensive and its nuts to have a high performance tire on a 4cyl OB and the stock 08 Ob rims are butt ugly and anything but bling bling!)
what year are your WRX rims, are they 17in or 16in? I got another set of WRX rims from tirerack for about $90 each when I got snowtires for my WRX but I've never seen them that cheap anywhere else or since.
one option instead of dedicated snows is to get Nokian WRs, they are winter rated and you can drive them all year. I use them on a Tribeca and a Windstar all year round and while they are not as good as a multicell blizzak on ice they are as good as any regular snowtire.
#65 of 124 lug nut studs
Jul 15, 2008 (6:09 pm)
I just took my outback to the dealer because 3 of the studs broke off on one wheel! I could have died or caused a serious wreck injuring or killing others! This happened last year right after I bought the car, except it was only one stud then. The last people to tighten the lugs were at the dealer. Is this their fault? I hate the dealer and if I can get out of paying the bill, that would be great. Has anyone else had this problem with the studs, or is this human error?
#66 of 124 Re: lug nut studs [xiolaglo]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:48 pm)
It's the dealers fault. They overtightened the wheels. They probably use an air gun w/o torquing them down and over-tighten because the air gun goes to about 150psi instead of 80-90 that is for a Subaru rim.
Definitely make them pay for em.
Jul 17, 2008 (6:42 am)
No reason for studs to fail unless their is significant corrosion or you struck something (which would kill the rim and tire before breaking the studs). Most likely over-torqued lugs. Ask them to show you what they use to torque the lugs, bet they don't have a torque wrench and just use an air impact wrench.
Is your car still under warranty?
#68 of 124 Re: lug nut studs [xiolaglo]
Jul 30, 2008 (12:52 pm)
That's just nuts. Don't they use torque sticks for their air guns? I mean, c'mon!
This is why I rotate the tires myself. I re-torque them even when a shop installs new tires.