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Old 11-12-2009, 07:02 PM   #1
slicksboy
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Default Need Tires

I thought there was a sticky re tires, guess not. Anywho, I've got to get new tires quick and I'm looking for suggestions. Don't need/want any radical treads for that one day of snow every two years, just want a tire that has decent traction on wet pavement and gives a good ride, should I stick with the Potenzas? Local Firestone quoted $634 for Turanza and $602 for Potenza. Help!!
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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Turbo or Sport?

On my Sport the Potenzas have given me all the traction I've needed for most of the year and I've only recently started to slide the rear end in hard wet turns.

BUT I run Blizzaks for winter, so for most snow and ice I dunno how they'd fair.
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:23 PM   #3
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bridgestone re960 as pole positions are what I use most of the year and work fine on those awkward snow days, super grippy. $122 each on tire rack.com
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:28 PM   #4
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bought these for our Corolla. I just had them mounted and haven't really driven the car much b/c it needs an alignment badly. This might be my next tire for the baja. I like the looks of them and I like what I have read about them. have a look:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....autoModel=Baja Sport AWD&autoModClar=
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:25 AM   #5
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It's a Sport, thanks for the replies.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:33 AM   #6
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i've heard good things about the goodyear tripletreds but have never had them. the stock tires on the baja are crap imho. i personally am going with the general grabbers.

the sticky your looking for is on scoobytruck.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:39 AM   #7
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Currently have Michelin Primacy MXV4's on our Baja turbo. Ride is quiet, good all around tire, but you certainly won't be able to autox in them. When they lose grip, you'll know it. But great in daily driving.

I avoid Dunlop since they have non-existent wet traction after a couple thousand miles.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:34 PM   #8
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I liked my goodyear tripletreads - superb handling in all weather. But they all wore out at 40k miles and I was shafted by my tire dealer. their "pro-rated warranty" means that you'll be getting very little back if your tires wear out prematurely.

Went with some Michilen HydroEdges now. So far, so good. Expensive, but it's worth it to get awesome tires on an already awesome vehicle.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:41 PM   #9
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Michelin's for me.

I have a friend that worked for a tire reseller, everyone that worked there, they only ran Michelin's on their personal vehicles. Quiet, durable, decent all weather.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:09 PM   #10
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I prefer the Nokian WR. Been running them for 2 years on the Baja and 2 years before that on a Saab, and must say that they are the best wet weather tire I have driven on. Not sure about other manufactures, but the siping (sp) is molded, not cut, into the tire. I have about 50% tread left and they still have the siping. As a plus, if the conditions warrant it, they are rated as a "studless snow", so with the AWD of the Scoobie, no chaining needed, at least in Oregon.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:41 PM   #11
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I have Sumitomos HTR+ 225/60/16 and the RR is almost down to the wear bars and the other three are at 6/32+...

I do have lotsa left turns...

hehe....

but in all seriousness, they suck, but they wre $68 each (I work for a dealership)
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:40 PM   #12
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Not sure where you live.... I live in the North and need all season. I just put on a set of Dayton Quadra LE's on my Baja. It is a much quieter tire than the Potenza's.

I have had the Dayton Quadra's on my wife's Outback also and have been very impressed with snow, ice, and water traction on her car. My impressions on her car is a good all around performer at a reasonable price.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #13
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I have an 06 sport. I just got the Tripletreads. They're great in the wet. We'll see how they are in the snow. They're supposed to be 80,000 mile tires... I'll be ticked if they only get 40k!

They ride a little better than the Bridgestones... but thats not saying much... I hated those tires. They rode like iron. But they did last over 80,000 miles... and frankly, they we're fine for the smallish amounts of snow we get around here.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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I've had the Goodyear TripleTred for over 1.5 years. I've taken them through mud, snow, dry roads, and our all day NASIOC sponsored drives. They haven't failed me yet! Great traction in all areas.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:02 PM   #15
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I went with bfg kdws and they are great but i see no weather so i don't know if that helps...
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:03 PM   #16
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OK, update: we had some serious rainfall a couple weeks ago... Tripletreads are REALLY good in the wet. Not even a hint of aquaplaning, and the water was deep enough, and moving enough to make me uneasy about venturing into it.

And of course, we just had 24" of snow deposited on us. TripleTreads are good in the snow. Not great, but good. I never felt like I was ever even close to getting stuck... but I did get the Baja sideways a few times (which was kind of fun actually!).

We don't get 24" of snow that often, so... I'm pretty happy with the TripleTreads.

Now... if I could figure out some way to soften up the ride on this Baja... I'd be eternally grateful.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #17
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Default Re: Need Tires

I work at Becker Subaru in Allentown Pa. My wife leases her cars. She's going from an 06 Outback XT Ltd. To a 10 Legacy 3.6R Ltd. We are putting the new Nokian WR G2s on it as soon as it arrives (they're sitting in the parts department already lol) and throwing the stockers in storage till the lease is up. Dedicated 4 season tire with studless snow tire designation. 170 a tire. 400 treadwear. We put a set on my buddies 06 WRX Ltd. They are amazing. Good luck.


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Old 01-18-2010, 04:45 PM   #18
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Default Another vote for Goodyear Triple Treads. They were on my Baja

when I bought it. Brand new from the looks of them. Now, two years and 30,000 miles later I am still running them. I live in Wisconsin. Snow is a given. They are VERY good dry road tires. Plenty of grip and quiet. Wet roads? I've driven the freeways at 60 mph and the only problem I had was losing speed due to the fact I was literally plowing my way through 8 inches of water. I've never had them Hydroplane on me, ever. Snow? They were better last year, and 15,000 miles ago, but I drive through 12-18 inches of unplowed snow without a worry. There have been times it's only been me and the snow plows out. I've driven off road for firewood through 6-24 inches of snow. There were a few times I had to back up and hit the drift again, but I NEVER got stuck. Last winter I had to push my wife's Sable out of a 36 inch deep drift. I felt the LSD kick in a couple of times, but no problem. Considering the cost of the tires I can't complain at all.
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