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Old 12-23-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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what is a good all season tire to run on a awd legacy MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:05 PM   #3
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+123 for the re-92's!!!
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:41 PM   #5
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lol, I think they're messing with you just a little

I'd recommend Kumho ASXs as a decent cheap allseason, but you'll probably have better luck checking the tire & wheel area, anything that works well on an impreza will be just fine for your legacy too.
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:33 PM   #6
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dunlop sp5000
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:43 PM   #7
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Yeah, I was just playing. RE-92s are pretty well hated by almost every Subaru fan because they come stock on most subarus (or used to, I think Subaru has a deal with Yokohama now) and they're pretty terrible in bad weather and suck at handling.

If you look them up on tirerack, you'll see.

Anyways, for a good all around tire, Goodyear Tripletread tires work pretty well on my mom's civic.
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Old 12-23-2006, 06:55 PM   #8
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i thought the goodyear eagle rs-a were pretty decent
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Old 12-23-2006, 08:39 PM   #9
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i put yokohama avid...better than RE-92.
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Old 12-23-2006, 09:10 PM   #10
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I have yohohama yk420 (discount tire co specific model) and they get the job done. I've heard that the avids are also good. BFG traction TA's are supposedly nice tires with good snow and dirt traction. Check out the reviews on tirerack.com and you'll get a good idea.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:58 PM   #11
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:14 AM   #12
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Rolling Pzero Nero's. I think they are great in dry as well as wet pavement.
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Old 12-24-2006, 10:11 AM   #13
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Jonathan, awesome as the RSi are they're not exactly cheap, or all-seasons. The WR are more of an all-season, and great tires.

That said, if you don't have the budget to roll with Nokians you can't go too far wrong with most of the other tires mentioned in this thread. Tirerack reviews and comparisons are definitely a good source of info, here are a couple to get you started:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...ay.jsp?ttid=52
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...ay.jsp?ttid=73
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Old 12-24-2006, 12:27 PM   #14
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Jonathan, awesome as the RSi are they're not exactly cheap, or all-seasons. The WR are more of an all-season, and great tires.

That said, if you don't have the budget to roll with Nokians you can't go too far wrong with most of the other tires mentioned in this thread. Tirerack reviews and comparisons are definitely a good source of info, here are a couple to get you started:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...ay.jsp?ttid=52
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/...ay.jsp?ttid=73
I would avoid the use of Bridgestone RE92 tyres.

While the Nokian RSi is indeed marketed more as a serious severe-duty winter-tyre than as an All-Season tyre, they are suitable for all season usage. While there is nothing wrong with the Nokian WR, it isnt as strong a winter tyre as the RSi. Yes, Nokains are certainly more expensive than many other brand tyres, but in the long run they are worth it.

http://www.nokiantires.com/en/tire_hakkarsi.aspx
http://www.nokiantires.com/en/tire_wr.aspx

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Old 12-24-2006, 01:21 PM   #15
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How much treadlife does the RSi have in warmer weather conditions? That would be what would stray me away from using them as an all season if they're more of a winter tire.

Really any winter tire will be fine in Summer, except for the fact that you'll be leaving massive amounts of rubber on the road.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:02 PM   #16
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i thought the goodyear eagle rs-a were pretty decent
i dunno, i didn't like the ones that i had. of course, it might have had a lot to do with my blown OEM suspension, but when i had RS-As on my car, it absolutely refused to work with me in the corners.

right now i have Kuhmo Ecsta 711s on my car. i won't say that they're the best tires out there, but for the $200 i paid, they're pretty damn good. too bad i have to get skinnier tires now, cause i really do like these.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:05 PM   #17
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Unless you actually have snow, ice, or similar conditions, I'd suggest a Summer tire. Better traction, handling, etc. If you actually do see snow, ice, or similar, then you might want to get a dedicated summer tire and a dedicated winter tire. All seasons ftl.
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:28 PM   #18
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How much treadlife does the RSi have in warmer weather conditions? That would be what would stray me away from using them as an all season if they're more of a winter tire.

Really any winter tire will be fine in Summer, except for the fact that you'll be leaving massive amounts of rubber on the road.
And winter tires have SUPER mushy sidewalls that aren't very good for driving in dry conditions.

If snow is an issue either go with dedicated snows or check out the ones I posted, Dunlop SP5000. They were the tops in TR snow tests for AS.

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:10 PM   #19
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Unless you actually have snow, ice, or similar conditions, I'd suggest a Summer tire. Better traction, handling, etc. If you actually do see snow, ice, or similar, then you might want to get a dedicated summer tire and a dedicated winter tire. All seasons ftl.
Summer tires in cold weather FTL. Hard as a rock and no traction

If he only sees a little bit of snow or slush then some good open All seasons are the best route to go.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:53 PM   #20
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If you have crazy winters, all seasons are not the way to go. Friday night I was driving through some hellish snowfall (plows couldn't keep up by a long shot, people were off the road everywhere, power was out in places) and my Xice tires were amazing. I got home late and tried some brake testing from 40mph and could effectively stop without setting off the ABS or losing any kind of control. <3
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:49 PM   #21
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If you have crazy winters, all seasons are not the way to go. Friday night I was driving through some hellish snowfall (plows couldn't keep up by a long shot, people were off the road everywhere, power was out in places) and my Xice tires were amazing. I got home late and tried some brake testing from 40mph and could effectively stop without setting off the ABS or losing any kind of control. <3
+1 to that. i always ran all-seasons on my civic, and they were terrible in the snow.
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Summer tires in cold weather FTL. Hard as a rock and no traction

If he only sees a little bit of snow or slush then some good open All seasons are the best route to go.
Really? I put some brand new summer tires on my BE, then it snowed like a month later.

I drove my mom's outback wagon with studded snow tires around the neighborhood, then drove my car with the summer tires on it. The summer tires got better grip and traction than my mom's studded snow tires.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:18 PM   #23
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Just put a set of Toyo Proxies 4 on my car and am heading up to snowy lake tahoe this week, I'll let you know how they fair.
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Continental ContiExtreme. Best all around tire that I've used. If you see mostly summer, then go with a stickier all-season like the Pnero's. But if you're going to be seeing more than a couple of inches of snow, these are a better choice.
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Old 12-24-2006, 08:44 PM   #25
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Really? I put some brand new summer tires on my BE, then it snowed like a month later.

I drove my mom's outback wagon with studded snow tires around the neighborhood, then drove my car with the summer tires on it. The summer tires got better grip and traction than my mom's studded snow tires.
No doubt the summers had a better response, but they would reach their limit faster for sure, especially on icy surfaces. Theyre not called summer tires for nothing.
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