Last post on Jun 10, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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Subaru Forester, Tires, Wagon
#10 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [paisan]
Dec 18, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Oops--I got the wrong info (have someone doing research for me). It's Bridgestone Potenza G009, buy 3 & get 1 free for $126.99. I think someone in a forum liked them.
#11 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [paisan]
Dec 18, 2007 (2:52 pm)
I agree, Mike. 14,000 is quite a few miles, especially if the tire does not have exceptional treadwear. I had a sidewall failure about 20,000 miles into a set of Goodyear Allegra tires (80,000 mile treadwear), and only replaced the problem tire. It seemed fine on dry roads, but on gravel or ice, I would notice the back end of the car shift a little about once every 2-3 seconds, depending on speed. The car never had that problem before I replaced the tire or after I replaced the set. Overall, the car did not seem any worse for the wear, but I am certain it put quite a bit of strain on the AWD system.
#12 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [cmledmunds]
Dec 18, 2007 (8:47 pm)
I just put those 009s on my dad's 95 Impreza L. He liked em in our last snow/ice we had. So so far so good with them.
#13 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [cmledmunds]
Dec 18, 2007 (8:54 pm)
I put the G009s on my kids cars: a Hyundai and 2 Nissans. They seem to do very well in all road conditions and have worn well also.
#14 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [cmledmunds]
Dec 19, 2007 (9:22 am)
Vulcantire.com has the Falken Ziex I recommended for $60 each, so $240 for a full set of 4, plus shipping. I'm pretty sure you can have them shipped to a shop that will mount them, too, check there.
They are a directional tire with very good grip. The only catch is tread life is not that good. Consumer Reports named them a Best Buy.
#15 of 19 Re: Forester 2006 Replacement Tire or Tires? [ateixeira]
Dec 19, 2007 (2:14 pm)
Thanks for the info--thanks to everyone who replied. I think I'll probably get the Potenza G009s and stop obsessing over fuel economy and noise. My current Geolanders are supposed to be loud, and while they're by no means quiet, they're not too bad.
#16 of 19 Upgrade
Mar 28, 2008 (7:47 pm)
I have a 2001 Forester S with 215-60-16 tires. I need to replace them and I am thinking about 215-65-16 for a taller tire. Anyone try this. I dont think the 215-60-16 fill the wheel wells very well.
#17 of 19 Replacement tires
Nov 02, 2009 (7:58 pm)
What tires would be good for a 04 forester turbo?
#19 of 19 Subaru Forester 2006 Bridgestone Potenza G009s Sucked
Jun 10, 2011 (6:55 am)
After over-researching replacement tires in December 2007, I selected the Bridgestone Potenzas. While they were noisy, they were great for handling. I maintained tire pressure, balance, and alignment for the past 3 years. Despite putting less than 30k on these tires, there is a sidewall crack in the rear passenger tire. In May 2011, I went to get a 6-month rotation, and the tire folks wouldn't do it because they said I needed new tires again. WHY?! No, I didn't hit a curb. I also don't have a garage where I park my car, but give me a break. Less than 30k on these tires in less than 3.5 years.
Now I'm looking to replace all 4 again. At this point, not only do I not know what tires to get, but I don't know the best place to buy them. I've decided against buying online because I need to find a place with good service, and I want to be able to check the tire DOT code on site. Ideally I'd like to find something for less than $100/tire. So far I have recommendations for Yokohama Avid TRZ $127 and General Altimax HP $117.
This AWD thing is expensive. Where should I go, and what should I buy that will last 5 years with less than 10,000 miles of travel/year?