Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday September 2, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #3301
Nomarac
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 322484
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Massachusetts
Vehicle:
2012 WRX
WR Blue

Default

I'm looking on Craigslist for winter tires for my stock 2012 wrx. I managed to find:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/pts/3450737094.html

I'm not good at all with tires. But I noticed the lug pattern matches and the size looks like it is what a lot of people run for winters. With the information in this ad, can you tell if they will fit?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Nomarac is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Old 12-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #3302
sreggie101
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 337458
Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Queens,NY/Boston,MA
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Hatch
PBP

Default

^ those should fit. the 55 makes up for the 16 (feel free to correct me on this)
sreggie101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:20 PM   #3303
SubLGT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 207528
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Idaho
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomarac View Post
I'm looking on Craigslist for winter tires for my stock 2012 wrx. I managed to find:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/pts/3450737094.html

I'm not good at all with tires. But I noticed the lug pattern matches and the size looks like it is what a lot of people run for winters. With the information in this ad, can you tell if they will fit?
What width are the wheels? Do they have the correct offset for your WRX?
SubLGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:19 PM   #3304
Ronen91
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324810
Join Date: Jul 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2013 STi
DGM

Default

Year: 2013
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza STI
Tire size: 225/45R17
Wheel Size: 2006 gold BBS wheels (17x8 +53 offset)
Location: Chicago


So after hours of research, a good deal came in.

I was planning on putting a set of General Tire Altimax Arctic next week from sears for $570. I stumbled upon a good deal, and for the same price ($570) OTD tax included, I ordered a set of 225/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from Discount tire.

I am using a set of '06 BBS I purchased for $100 from a guy off Nasioc Classified.

So my question is, which would be the better buy? They both cost the same. What do you guys recommend?
Ronen91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #3305
trev762
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 280572
Join Date: Apr 2011
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: southern ontario canada
Vehicle:
2011 sti sedan
plasma blue pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronen91 View Post
Year: 2013
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza STI
Tire size: 225/45R17
Wheel Size: 2006 gold BBS wheels (17x8 +53 offset)
Location: Chicago

So after hours of research, a good deal came in.

I was planning on putting a set of General Tire Altimax Arctic next week from sears for $570. I stumbled upon a good deal, and for the same price ($570) OTD tax included, I ordered a set of 225/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from Discount tire.

I am using a set of '06 BBS I purchased for $100 from a guy off Nasioc Classified.

So my question is, which would be the better buy? They both cost the same. What do you guys recommend?
Definitely the blizzak lm-60's great performance winter tire.
trev762 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #3306
nighthawk06si
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267490
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch S2+SF

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronen91 View Post
Year: 2013
Make: Subaru
Model: Impreza STI
Tire size: 225/45R17
Wheel Size: 2006 gold BBS wheels (17x8 +53 offset)
Location: Chicago


So after hours of research, a good deal came in.

I was planning on putting a set of General Tire Altimax Arctic next week from sears for $570. I stumbled upon a good deal, and for the same price ($570) OTD tax included, I ordered a set of 225/45R17 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 from Discount tire.

I am using a set of '06 BBS I purchased for $100 from a guy off Nasioc Classified.

So my question is, which would be the better buy? They both cost the same. What do you guys recommend?
I would say your choice depends on how the road conditions are in your area of Chicago... Do you see a lot of unplowed roads or more cleared roads?

LM-60 are good tires but you do sacrifice some winter performance for dry/clear road performance. If you drive more highways/plowed roads they'll end up lasting you longer than a set of General Altimax tires with highway driving.
nighthawk06si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:40 AM   #3307
Ronen91
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324810
Join Date: Jul 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2013 STi
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trev762 View Post
Definitely the blizzak lm-60's great performance winter tire.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nighthawk06si View Post
I would say your choice depends on how the road conditions are in your area of Chicago... Do you see a lot of unplowed roads or more cleared roads?

LM-60 are good tires but you do sacrifice some winter performance for dry/clear road performance. If you drive more highways/plowed roads they'll end up lasting you longer than a set of General Altimax tires with highway driving.
I'm leaning towards the LM-60's but my main concern is how fast the tread goes. I've read some blizzak's tread goes quick, and can only be used for about 3-4 winters.

What's your opinions on that?
Ronen91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 05:56 AM   #3308
nighthawk06si
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267490
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch S2+SF

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronen91 View Post
I'm leaning towards the LM-60's but my main concern is how fast the tread goes. I've read some blizzak's tread goes quick, and can only be used for about 3-4 winters.

What's your opinions on that?
i personally have never experienced the wear of blizzak's so I can't say that my opinions will serve you in seeing how fast those tires will wear. It all comes down to your driving style, the type of roads and speed you drive on those tires.

My opinion is that those lm-60's will last you longer than the general altimax tires just cause they're performance winter tires so they're designed to be useful on dry roads also w/o wearing out as fast because they're made of a bit harder compound as the general altimax is made of soft compound that won't harden in very extreme temperatures (dedicated studdable winter tires).

Here's a little description of the difference between your two choices category, hope it helps with your decision.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/types/snows.jsp
nighthawk06si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 12:18 PM   #3309
boilermaker29
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 278025
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: PA
Vehicle:
2011 IMP 2.5i HATCH
BLUE

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronen91 View Post
I'm leaning towards the LM-60's but my main concern is how fast the tread goes. I've read some blizzak's tread goes quick, and can only be used for about 3-4 winters.

What's your opinions on that?
I had LM-25's and they didn't wear fast. I got about 25,000mi out of them. The LM series doesn't have the multicell compound layer like the non-performance Blizzaks so they wear better.

I agree that the LM's will last longer than the Altimax's. However, comparing the two is like comparing apples to oranges. The altimax is a squishy snow tire, while the LM is a stiffer performance winter.
boilermaker29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #3310
SubLGT
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 207528
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Idaho
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy GT

Default

I also have a set of LM-25 Blizzaks (predecessor to the LM-60). I believe when new they had 11/32" tread depth, and now with 13,000 easy miles on them they are down to 7/32".
SubLGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 02:48 PM   #3311
Ronen91
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324810
Join Date: Jul 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
2013 STi
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SubLGT View Post
I also have a set of LM-25 Blizzaks (predecessor to the LM-60). I believe when new they had 11/32" tread depth, and now with 13,000 easy miles on them they are down to 7/32".
Okay, sounds promising. Does anyone have any experience with the arctics?
Ronen91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #3312
08OBS
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 274397
Join Date: Feb 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: NNJ
Vehicle:
2005 WRX
V7 6spd, vf37

Default

I just got some new Dunlop Graspic DS-3's for winter. Does anyone have some on their car? How are they for winter?
08OBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 11:15 AM   #3313
xluben
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 261612
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
9.9s @ 140mph

Default

2011 WRX OEM 17x8" Wheels
General Altimax Arctic 225/45R17 Tires













xluben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #3314
xDRAN0x
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 163085
Join Date: Oct 2007
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: Montreal, QC
Vehicle:
2009 3.0R Legacy
Urban gray

Default

Got the General Altimax too on my '11 WRX (stock wheels)! I was about to get Toyo GaritKX but really heard good stuff about the Generals (I have the AS4 on my Legacy 3.0R and very good experience). The GaritKX are on the Legacy for winter.

Right now, I am 100% satisfied (ok we only got 1 snowstorm, the good one is tonight )
xDRAN0x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2012, 11:00 PM   #3315
MoRex
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 231966
Join Date: Dec 2009
Chapter/Region: VIC
Location: Victoria, BC
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
Pure Silver Metallic

Default

so uh, is that a regular impreza hood then? I've actually never seen that, lol.
MoRex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 04:34 AM   #3316
nighthawk06si
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267490
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch S2+SF

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xluben View Post
2011 WRX OEM 17x8" Wheels
General Altimax Arctic 225/45R17 Tires

Did you notice any difference in snow performance while driving the stock wheels with the general altimax this season then before when you had the same tires on the steelies Ben?
nighthawk06si is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 04:29 PM   #3317
jbose
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 335343
Join Date: Oct 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Durham, NH
Vehicle:
2013 WRX Limited
Ice Silver Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nomarac View Post
I'm looking on Craigslist for winter tires for my stock 2012 wrx. I managed to find:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/pts/3450737094.html

I'm not good at all with tires. But I noticed the lug pattern matches and the size looks like it is what a lot of people run for winters. With the information in this ad, can you tell if they will fit?
Just a heads up... I inquired about these for my '13 wrx. Guy posted the wrong lug pattern, they're actually 5x110. He had them on a 2006 Saab 9-5.
jbose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #3318
WRXinpa
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 306708
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Philly
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Hatch SWP
TP Stage 2

Default

I swapped over to some OEM 16" WRX rims with Michelin X-Ice 3 tires for the winter. First impressions is that they are significantly quieter than the stock Dunlop summers. They are getting slightly better mileage too in the 200 miles I've ridden on them (from thinner tires, I presume). I can't speak for their ice/snow traction yet, but all reviews from the 3-series and 2-series X-Ice tires say it should be great.

The one downside is that the steering is noticeably looser. Is this just because they are breaking in, or is it a result of the skinnier tires?

EDIT: I should say the steering is LIGHTER, not necessarily looser...The car still tracks straight and feels pretty confident, but I'm not ready to push it into corners yet, even on a dry day.
WRXinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #3319
Breezio
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 234357
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Meridian, ID
Vehicle:
2009 WRX
Sportwagen zum einbauen!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WRXinpa View Post
EDIT: I should say the steering is LIGHTER, not necessarily looser...The car still tracks straight and feels pretty confident, but I'm not ready to push it into corners yet, even on a dry day.
Same thing here. When I put on the X-Ice 2's from my Conti DW's. I noticed the steering was way lighter, but not 'loose'.
Breezio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 07:51 AM   #3320
SWP n Gold
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 110783
Join Date: Mar 2006
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Stamford, CT
Vehicle:
2010 WRX
Satin White Pearl

Default

Yeah the wheel is much easier to turn with snows on, definitely noticed that when I put mine on this year.
SWP n Gold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 08:07 AM   #3321
WRXinpa
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 306708
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Philly
Vehicle:
2012 WRX Hatch SWP
TP Stage 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breezio View Post

Same thing here. When I put on the X-Ice 2's from my Conti DW's. I noticed the steering was way lighter, but not 'loose'.
Ok, good know its not just me...thanks guys
WRXinpa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #3322
Breezio
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 234357
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Meridian, ID
Vehicle:
2009 WRX
Sportwagen zum einbauen!

Default

I would guess it's just because of the taller, more flexible tread.
Breezio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #3323
patrickrobare
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324177
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Plattsburgh
Vehicle:
2012 impreza WRX
pearl blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Breezio View Post
I would guess it's just because of the taller, more flexible tread.
Yes and because of the soft rubber composition with the "tread slits" the word escapes me at the moment but because the main contact lugs aren't one solid piece it definitely changes the tire characteristics and how it feels.
patrickrobare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #3324
Web Foot STi
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 39086
Join Date: Jun 2003
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Portland, OR
Vehicle:
2004 STi
White

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickrobare View Post
..."tread slits"...
Sipe.
Web Foot STi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 01:11 PM   #3325
patrickrobare
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 324177
Join Date: Jun 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Plattsburgh
Vehicle:
2012 impreza WRX
pearl blue

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Web Foot STi View Post

Sipe.
Thank you! Lol
patrickrobare is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This here is the Android OS thread. All phones, news, general info welcome. under pressure Off-Topic 10849 12-13-2011 10:10 PM
WTB: Winter wheels/ or All season tires on wheels, or just all season tires! Robstunner MWSOC Private Classifieds 0 10-29-2009 11:42 AM
Winter Tires vs. All Season Tires wrx425 Tire & Wheel 22 01-15-2009 11:34 PM
same tire thread all around for AWD? MystikalDawn Newbies & FAQs 6 10-15-2008 11:28 AM
Anybody get tired of all your mods and go back to stock or somewhere in between?? Farnsrocket Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo) 31 09-11-2007 10:06 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2015, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.