Last post on Sep 01, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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#12 of 13 Replacement tires
Sep 01, 2011 (12:50 pm)
I Have a 2009 Forester with 115,000 miles on it. Hated the original yokohama tires. Replaced them with the Michelin HydroEdge. Have since put on about 80,000 miles on the tires and have started the research for the next set of tires. My review of the Michelin tires would be as follows: Great tread wear. (still have 7/32 left). Moderately noisy especially as the tires have worn. The edges of the tires are far more worn then the center. Great handling in the rain. Best I have ever driven in rain. You don't even notice the water. I drive into the mountains of NC often. Tires did really well in snow for the first 50-60,000. Was in Ny for the big snow storm last X-mas and the tires did not grip well at all. Not sure if that was due to the large snow amounts or to the fact that the tires seemed to pack the snow into the tread. Dry handling is excellent. Reason for my shopping around for a new tire is the snow handling. If I only had a day or two of snow a year I would replace with the Michelin's in a heart beat. Honestly not sure what I am going to replace my tires with just yet. Will keep reading what others have to say.
#13 of 13 Re: Replacement tires [ericbecho]
Sep 01, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Well, if you're saying that the HydroEdge is worse on snow/ice than the Geolandar, I can certainly see your desire to switch models/brands! The Geolandar is absolutely pathetic on snow and ice.
If you really liked all the other qualities of the Michelin (treadwear, wet/dry handling), give the Goodyear TripleTred a try. It handles snow and ice very well for an all-season.