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Old 07-12-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Hello, I bought my first Subaru Impreza in 08. It is just the standard 2.5 sedan. I have roughly 35K miles on it and need new tires. Looking for any guidance, advice, etc. on what my best bang for my buck is. The dealership is wanting $700 a tire and I'd rather not spend that. Please help.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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$700 PER TIRE?!?!

I can get a 36" tire for 20" wheels on my truck for 450/pc. And that is a pure off road tire. They are stupid expensive.

You should be looking at 700 TOTAL for your tires. STi tires are probably under 300 each for the new 18" wheels.

Like stated above. Go to tirerack and put in your vehicle info. It will point you in right direction.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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700 a tire? Do this ^^^ or discount tire
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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where do you live? snow?

I like my continental extreme contact DWS tires for an all season, non-tracked daily driver. I haven't tried them in the snow yet, but they feel nice in both wet and dry conditions and are pretty quiet.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:53 AM   #6
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I have potenza 760 sports and they are good. maybe these will work for you? e-mail tirerack and ask them to make certain it's a perfect fit 1st.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....0Valve%20Stems
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:54 AM   #7
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^^ +1 for tirerack

And look at the surveys there

I just got these from a Goodyear store for the 06 Forester, and if you got one of their credit cards, there was a $160 rebate. Just pay it off right away and cancel it. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....0Valve%20Stems
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:59 AM   #8
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Ok I just looked.

It seems you have a 205/55-16 tire if I put in your info correctly. 2008 Impreza 2.5i sedan.

It says the tires factory are B-stone potenza re92a. A set of 4 is 992.

If you went with the Potenza RE970AS tire(for example) you can get 4 for $532. They are a great looking all season performance tire too.

You can get some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus for $580. Those are one of the highest rated tires for that size. You should look into these IMHO.

Good luck. I'd tell that dealership they would never see me again.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:01 AM   #9
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Round ones. Im also hoping you mean 700 for all 4 tires OP because 700 for 1 for that car is just more than stupid high. Yes tirerack.com or dicounttire direct.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #10
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You haven't really told us what you want in a tire. What kind of weather/ road conditions do you drive in? Are you the type of driver who just wants "the cheapest tire" or do you care about how your car performs in different conditions?
Oh, and the stealership isn't the place to buy tires if you haven't noticed yet.


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Also look in the tire & wheel forum. read sticky "best tires"
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:24 AM   #12
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If you are just looking for a basic all season tire, there are some low priced options. As a reference, on my Hondas I've had 3 sets of Yokohama AVID TRZs which would run you $372 a set. They are nothing special but they last a long time and have been fine for basic daily driving. Not saying you have to buy them, just giving an example.

If you are looking for something specific - cornerning performance or good snow traction, you'll want to factor that into your choice.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:43 AM   #13
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Awesome. Thanks for your help everyone. Great info!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:49 AM   #14
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There is no way the dealer quoted you $700 a tire. You had to have misheard them. If it is true, post the quote.

I personally love my Dunlop Star-specs.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #15
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I personally love my Dunlop Star-specs.
That would only be a good recommendation for someone who values dry road performance above everything else, is willing to buy new tires frequently, has a 2nd set of tires for winter (or doesn't have winter ), and rarely encounters heavy rain at highway speeds.

(I do own a set of Star Specs and agree they are great for the one thing they do well)
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I love my Star Specs too but they're not for every one. $6-700 for a set of tires that could last less than a year of hard DD duty isn't what some would consider economical.
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I love my Star Specs too but they're not for every one. $6-700 for a set of tires that could last less than a year of hard DD duty isn't what some would consider economical.
No, not at all. But then again, maybe you just need a lighter car! My GC doesn't burn through them at all really. I have a set with over 20K on them, but they are almost done for. I will be getting a set for my Wagon soon too, but that drives like 3K-5K a year so I'm not worried. Sick tires though!
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I wasn't referring to myself there. I've had the Dunlops for about a year and a half (~10k mi) and they're still in great shape. My previous set of Falken RT615's lasted about 2 years. Pretty respectable I'd say.
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I wasn't referring to myself there. I've had the Dunlops for about a year and a half (~10k mi) and they're still in great shape. My previous set of Falken RT615's lasted about 2 years. Pretty respectable I'd say.
those are some magic RT615's! mine lasted about a year in the AZ heat and trips to and from LA and Vegas, but i loved those tires.

to the OP,.. the Falken Ziex line is pretty good for daily driving and still has firm shoulder..much better than the Sumitomo HTRZ.
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I have the exact same car. Around 32,000 I put Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500's on mine. Seem to be a great summer tire, even in very heavy rain the traction is very good. Road noise is significantly less than the stock Potenza's, granted those were pretty much shot. I got 4 225/45R17's (put them on aftermarket rims) and paid just over $500 mounted, balanced, the whole deal at a local Firestone dealership. Just need to get them off before winter, if that's applicable for you (fill in your profile).
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Ok I just looked.

It seems you have a 205/55-16 tire if I put in your info correctly. 2008 Impreza 2.5i sedan.

It says the tires factory are B-stone potenza re92a. A set of 4 is 992.

If you went with the Potenza RE970AS tire(for example) you can get 4 for $532. They are a great looking all season performance tire too.

You can get some Michelin Pilot Sport A/S plus for $580. Those are one of the highest rated tires for that size. You should look into these IMHO.

Good luck. I'd tell that dealership they would never see me again.
B-stone potenza re92a suck! yesterday my tire just blowed up! just accidentally hit the curb ran 5mph here in our apartment! and the tire is very expensive! it's $270 up each! now im researching online what is the best tire to replace on 2011 impreza 2.5i...
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can not believe people posted a reply to op!
I know it's the newbies thread, but really!
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #23
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B-stone potenza re92a suck! yesterday my tire just blowed up! just accidentally hit the curb ran 5mph here in our apartment! and the tire is very expensive! it's $270 up each! now im researching online what is the best tire to replace on 2011 impreza 2.5i...
and there is the "bang for your buck".
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i have goodyear eagle gt's on my wrx and love them. great all season traction and for a good price
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I'm happy with my bf goodrich force sport. Good treadlide, good dry, and decent wet traction. However, they are summer only tires. About 90 bucks each on tire rack for 205/45r17

Continental contact dw extreme or Yokohama advan ftw, but you will pay upwards of 135 per tire, and have a shorter tread life. I got about 30k on my last set of g force sports on my Integra, but the other two will be done by 20k. And noisy.

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