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Old 12-05-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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Default Tires for Impreza Outback Sport

I have a 2002 Impreza Outback Sport.

The OEM tires are set a Potenza's that are V-rated.

I have been informed that I should stick with V-rated as that I should replace with the same rating.

After speaking with tire rack, I have been informed that Subaru lists H-rated or better for my car.

Should I stick with a V-rated tire?

I have been looking at V-rated tires and have a few that have been recommened.

BF Goodrich T/A Pro Series
Yokohama AS430 (local tire shop)
Yokohama AVid 4S

Does anyone have any recommendations what to put on this car?
Any other tires to consider?
Should I drop down to H-rated?

I drive alot of highway miles.
I want this to perform in the rain and snow.

Thanks
Bill
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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V-rated if you like to drive very fast (i.e. track).

H-rated are fine for most typical drivers.

There are a lot of people using winter tires that are only Q-rated!
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:17 PM   #3
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Does anyone have a recommendation about specific tires that they like?
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:26 PM   #4
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Where do you live? (climate)

How much $$ do you want to spend?
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:56 PM   #5
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falkine ziex 512
Pirelli PZero Nero M+S
Bridgestone Potenza 960 PP

would be excellent choices.
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:00 PM   #6
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Default I live in MD

It is not a WRX and I do not drive it as such.

I typically drive 55 - 75 mph
it should never see 90 - even if I am in a huge rush.

However, I do like the way it handles exit ramps.

I wasn't looking to spend a ton of money on them.
I am hearing prices from $90 and up.
I wasn't looking to spend $135 for tires.

Thanks for the help
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