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#1034 of 1296 Re: Why all the hate on these tires [easypar]
Apr 01, 2010 (7:21 am)
My 2010 Legacy is my 4th Subaru, so I've had a great deal of experience driving on snow and ice with AWD.I learned with my 2000 Legacy GT that the OEM tires sucked, and replaced them . I did the same on my 2005GT and will probably do so with the new car. I don't tear up the road in snow or ice conditions,and making a modest turn out of a parking lot, should not result in a 180degree rear end drift. I'm glad you're happy with your tires, but read the survey at tire rack and compare the el400 to other tires in its class,its rating from them and consumers indicate they are no good on wet,snowy or icey roads.
#1035 of 1296 Re: Why all the hate on these tires [mike1944]
Apr 01, 2010 (9:25 am)
The issue is not expecting tires to perform as well on icy or wet conditions as in dry. The OEM tires can certainly get one around with a good AWD system, but it does not make up for the fact that they perform very poorly - period. When an emergency situation arises, that can make all the difference between avoiding a collision or making a call to the insurance company....
#1036 of 1296 Re: Why all the hate on these tires [xwesx]
Apr 01, 2010 (10:34 am)
Or the undertaker!
#1037 of 1296 Re: Why all the hate on these tires [priggly]
Apr 01, 2010 (10:54 am)
Hahah; okay, I was trying to keep the discussion light...
#1038 of 1296 Re: Bridgestone EL400 Replacement [mike1944]
Apr 04, 2010 (3:08 pm)
My OB Limited (& all that I have seen) come with a 225/60 x 17 Conti- Procontact 98T tire which is ranked fairly well by CR, but so so at Tire rack. I replaced mine with the Michelin Primacy MXV4 H rating which is the higest rated tire by both CR (including lowest rolling resistance) & Tire Rack.
The Michelins were not available in the 225/60 size so I got 235/55 x 17 with H rating. This is slightly shorter (1.5%) & wider then OEM size. Since drove the Contis < 500 miles I can't say I noticed much difference, but have not complaints about the Michelins - did not have any snow this winter, but again, CR & TR give them higest marks for any all season tires on snow & ice. Thus, based on the ratings from both CR & TR, I'm confident these are about as good as it gets for a AS tire. My MPG has been spot on to the EPA so I can't say comment on how they affected mileage. Being slightly wider & shorter, it may reduce MPG slightly, but I am hoping the fact that the lowest rolling resistance balances that out. Discount Tire matched the Tire Rack price (with shipping) and gave me $40 each for the OEM take offs (I felt this was very reasonable if not generous. On subaruoutback.org, a number of owners indicate they like the Triple Treads.
#1039 of 1296 Re: Bridgestone EL400 Replacement [204meca]
Apr 05, 2010 (10:12 am)
This has no bearing on the tires at all, but, for your own knowledge, the 235/55 tires are 1.7% smaller in circumference than the stock tires. As a result, any distance recorded by your odometer is slightly off for the purpose of computing fuel economy, etc. The difference is very minor, though. Over 36,000 miles, your car will record 600 more miles traveled than the distance actually covered.
It sounds like you got a great deal on the new tires, especially given the salvage value they gave on the OEM tires.
#1040 of 1296 Rear sway bar upgrade available for 2010 Outback
Apr 09, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Any of you 2010 Legacy / OB owners who would like to tame the body roll on your new buggy. Turns out the rear sway bar for new Leg/OB is same as on 2008 & later Imprezas (whodathunkit)! So you can simple bolt on an OEM Impreza STi or after market RSB to flatten the corners with your OB. Cheap too, about $95 from discount Subie stores.
Or consider the Ralitech 19 mm solid RSB $179 w brackets & bushings. - click here to get in on group buy: http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/showthread.php?s=078d92d9c5ed42f751a50978e54- d4739&postid=230222#post230222
Gonna get me some of dat!
#1041 of 1296 Rear sway bar upgrade available for 2010 Outback
Apr 09, 2010 (6:49 pm)
For any of you 2010 Legacy / OB owners who would like to tame the body roll on your new buggy - turns out the rear sway bar for new Leg/OB is same as on 2008 & later Imprezas (whodathunkit)! So you can simple bolt on an OEM Impreza STi or after market RSB to flatten the corners with your OB. Cheap too, about $95 from discount Subie stores.
Or consider the Ralitech 19 mm solid RSB $179 w brackets & bushings. - use this link to get in on group buy: http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/showthread.php?s=078d92d9c5ed42f751a50978e54- d4739&postid=230222#post230222
Gonna get me some of dat!
#1042 of 1296 Re: Rear sway bar upgrade available for 2010 Outback [204meca]
Apr 10, 2010 (4:47 am)
That is wild. I know my 98 Forester would fit Impreza sways from that era, but Outback? I'd expect it to be wider.
#1043 of 1296 Rear sway bar upgrade for 2010 Outback/Legacy
Apr 19, 2010 (11:15 am)
If you have been considering taming your 2010's body roll, there an excellent deal via a group buy over on subaruoutback.org. Deal ends April 23.
There are many posts on the subject starting here: http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24159&perpage=20&- pagenumber=3
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