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Old 02-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #201
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195/65R15 works well.
have a picture? that would be the cheapest solution/softest sidewall for winter
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:52 PM   #202
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have a picture? that would be the cheapest solution/softest sidewall for winter




I bought the tires off craiglist, they came with rims, but the rims would not fit the subaru so I bought the cheap(isn) MSW rims (not from but are the same as the lowest price alloy sold by tire warehouse) and sprayed them with black plastidip.

Tires are Nordman 2, a Chinese made Nokian-ish tire (i.e. some Chinese company bought the mold from Nokian and continued making them).

Loud but have amazing grip in the snow.

On a side note, even with the taller sidewall I have no issues with the handling of the car, and might run this rim with a tire like the Nokian WRG2 year round, and sell the original wheels, maybe.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #203
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have a picture? that would be the cheapest solution/softest sidewall for winter
I'll take one after work, and yes they do help with potholes.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:00 PM   #204
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thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #205
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I bought the tires off craiglist, they came with rims, but the rims would not fit the subaru so I bought the cheap(isn) MSW rims (not from but are the same as the lowest price alloy sold by tire warehouse) and sprayed them with black plastidip.

Tires are Nordman 2, a Chinese made Nokian-ish tire (i.e. some Chinese company bought the mold from Nokian and continued making them).

Loud but have amazing grip in the snow.

On a side note, even with the taller sidewall I have no issues with the handling of the car, and might run this rim with a tire like the Nokian WRG2 year round, and sell the original wheels, maybe.
what is the treadwear on those tires.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #206
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what is the treadwear on those tires.
snow tires don't get treadwear ratings
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:50 PM   #207
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Even though not rated. About 2 years/30k miles or four winters (if used only in the winters) - whichever comes first.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #208
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what is the treadwear on those tires.
don't know, but by comparison the snow tires have twice the tread depth as my OEM tires that have under 8,500 miles on them.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #209
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Even though not rated. About 2 years/30k miles or four winters (if used only in the winters) - whichever comes first.
2-3 winters in my case, I guess that is what I was expecting.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:48 PM   #210
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P195/65R15 X-Ice2 on Outback wheels.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:52 PM   #211
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This afternoon on a 1 076 km2 frozen lake.


That's an infinite playground... Fawking VDC. I hate that shït so much. I think I will sell the car before next winter just because of that


By the way, here in Quebec-Canada, winter Tire are required from December 15 to March 15. I bought a set of Nokian Hakkapellitta 7 205-55-16 for about $1000 canadian. I know it's expensive but it is an incredible tire... I drive a lot on country roads in northern Canada, where conditions are extreme and where the temperature is very cold (up to -40) ... I can easily drive 120-130 km/h in any snowstorm.


Sorry for my bad english
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #212
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Ahaha !! Thank you !
I understand all I read, but I use a little bit of Google Translation to write :P
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #213
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snow tires wouldn't have helped me this morning. there was maybe 2" of snow on the ground, but visibility was to my hood and occasionally just to my windshield
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #214
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:17 PM   #215
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I'm completely unamused with how aggressive the traction control is even when it's supposidly turned off.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 AM   #216
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I have to say I am so impressed with my 2013 5dr in the snow storm a few weeks ago. I was out playing in it as soon as the travel ban was lifted (Mass) and I could not get this thing stuck if I tried. I have the OEM tires on and this thing just stuck to the road and plowed through it. Only issue was the height...Front bumper acted like a plow pushing through the snow but that was ok. I cant even imagine driving this think with some good snow tires. Cheers!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:36 PM   #217
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was out driving through 4-6" of snow yesterday and today with the stock Yokos, overall did a great job even with 15.5k on the tires now.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:33 AM   #218
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I have to say I am so impressed with my 2013 5dr in the snow storm a few weeks ago. I was out playing in it as soon as the travel ban was lifted (Mass) and I could not get this thing stuck if I tried. I have the OEM tires on and this thing just stuck to the road and plowed through it. Only issue was the height...Front bumper acted like a plow pushing through the snow but that was ok. I cant even imagine driving this think with some good snow tires. Cheers!
Find yourself another set of rims and throw some winter tires on it. Then you will be blown away with how it gets through the snow.

Unbelievable! Fantastic! Amazing!

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #219
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Anyone know if the factory snowflakes I believe they were called actually came in yellow? I have seen a few cars with them and I'm not sure if they are painted or factory. I think those are what I want for snow tires.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #220
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Anyone know if the factory snowflakes I believe they were called actually came in yellow? I have seen a few cars with them and I'm not sure if they are painted or factory. I think those are what I want for snow tires.
Snowflakes?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:31 AM   #221
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Snowflakes?
I think they are stock legacy wheels on a previous generation. Im not sure why they have that name other then just the amount spokes? It doesnt really look like a snowflake.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #222
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Its snowing!!!!!

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:54 PM   #223
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all ready for the snow now! Bring me 2 feet please.






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Old 03-08-2013, 05:45 PM   #224
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I'm completely unamused with how aggressive the traction control is even when it's supposidly turned off.
The traction control doesn't do anything when it's turned off. I don't know what problem you were having cause you made a very vague statement, but you were likely experiencing the VDC, which CANNOT be turned off.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #225
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all ready for the snow now! Bring me 2 feet please.
nice center caps. you bought extras?
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