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Old 07-16-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default New tire time!

It's time to replace the tires on my 2006 2.5i impreza, any suggestions as to which tires are the best investment, I love to take advantage of the amazing AWD so they gotta have nice grip. I don't know much about tires so feel free to explain why you think the tire you suggest is the best decision.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Plenty of resources in this thread here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4&postcount=47

But to be serious, there's an entire sub-forum dedicated to tires and wheels. Not to mention Tirerack, which has reviews in color coded pretty colors, so you don't even have to know if 9 is better than 8.
We also don't know where you live, so we can't recommend summers only, winters, no-season tires. Personally, I run a set of winter's and summer's. What's your budget?
Are you doing autoX?
Are you tracking the car?
Off-roading it?
Rally?
Racing baby-carriages?

Need a little more info, man.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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Sounds like you need steel-belted radial tires. 4 of them, iirc.

There is bound to be TONS of posts about this topic. I'm sure you will find the information you need by searching NASIOC or a tire site as Loyale93 suggested.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Just buy used tires. You can use any age and make/model/size of tire as long as the sizes on the opposite corners are the same.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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Dunlop Graspic DS3. I'm driving my wife's outback wagon that we bought with 18k miles on it as a former dealer rental, since we bought a new Wrangler that she'd driving now. We immediately had the dealer replace the RE-92s with these dunlops. By the weekend, I will hit 85k miles. We may trade the car in soon with the same tires they bought for us.

If you live in Texas or Florida, why are you driving an AWD car. Since your profile is empty, I will assume you live in Ontario, Canada, where by law, you must have winter tires on the car during winter months. eh?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Dunlop Graspic DS3. I'm driving my wife's outback wagon that we bought earlier this week with 18k miles on it as a former dealer rental, since we bought a new Wrangler that she'd driving now. We immediately had the dealer replace the RE-92s with these dunlops. By the weekend, I will hit 85k miles. We may trade the car in soon with the same tires they bought for us.

If you live in Texas or Florida, why are you driving an AWD car. Since your profile is empty, I will assume you live in Ontario, Canada, where by law, you must have winter tires on the car during winter months. eh?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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Dunlop Graspic DS3. I'm driving my wife's outback wagon that we bought with 18k miles on it as a former dealer rental, since we bought a new Wrangler that she'd driving now. We immediately had the dealer replace the RE-92s with these dunlops. By the weekend, I will hit 85k miles. We may trade the car in soon with the same tires they bought for us.

If you live in Texas or Florida, why are you driving an AWD car. Since your profile is empty, I will assume you live in Ontario, Canada, where by law, you must have winter tires on the car during winter months. eh?
Actually for snow tires in Canada you are required by law to have them in northern Ontario, BC in certain mountainous regions and Quebec.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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Plenty of resources in this thread here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...4&postcount=47

But to be serious, there's an entire sub-forum dedicated to tires and wheels. Not to mention Tirerack, which has reviews in color coded pretty colors, so you don't even have to know if 9 is better than 8.
We also don't know where you live, so we can't recommend summers only, winters, no-season tires. Personally, I run a set of winter's and summer's. What's your budget?
Are you doing autoX?
Are you tracking the car?
Off-roading it?
Rally?
Racing baby-carriages?

Need a little more info, man.
I live in Westchester ny, we get ****ed by snow every year, I mostly just do racing with my friends thru route 9, and back roads because of the windy turns and straights. My budget is around 500 dollars
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:25 PM   #9
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You have two choices:

1. Buy M+S tires in your budget to suit the fact that you have snow in your area and they will save your life.
2. Buy performance tires in your budget to suit your "racing" which will kill you when you get snow as during cold periods they will have all the traction of shopping cart wheels.

I would default to item one and visit tirerack.com and look up adequately sized M+S rated tires within your budget.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #10
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I went with Goodyear westlakes everyone incase anyone cared haha
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