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Old 03-21-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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I almost wish I didn't look at tirerack.com reviews of the OEM Eagle LS tires that come on the Tribeca. I didn't think a tire could be more hated than the wrx/legacy RE-92's. I am not expecting too many miles out them.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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I know for a fact that they REALLY suck in snow.
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:30 AM   #3
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Man, just get some 255 RT-615s on the Tribeca, and it is good to go!

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Old 06-11-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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I almost wish I didn't look at tirerack.com reviews of the OEM Eagle LS tires that come on the Tribeca. I didn't think a tire could be more hated than the wrx/legacy RE-92's. I am not expecting too many miles out them.
This thread didn't generate much interest, and I didn't find anything on tirerack.com specifically about the tires and Tribeca.

However, we just took delivery of a 2006 A4 2.0T with the 17 inch wheels and guess what tires are on it!

Amazing
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:40 AM   #5
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I know for a fact that they REALLY suck in snow.

Any tire of the Tribeca size will suck in snow unless it is snow tire. Think of your Tribeca riding on 4 snow boards.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:02 PM   #6
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the review sucks... my subjective review is that they are quiet and provide a lot of grip. So far I'm enjoying them.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:38 PM   #7
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Lets see now... I drive 365 days a year...

May be its 300 dry days, 60 wet days and 5 snow days. I have all wheel drive, variable torque distribution and stabilty control. I think I'll be ok in the snow.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:18 PM   #8
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the review sucks... my subjective review is that they are quiet and provide a lot of grip. So far I'm enjoying them.
There have enough grip for dry pavement for sure. However, in snow, taller and narrower tires are preferred, not the super wide Tribeca OEM tires. I've driven through deep snow once and icy driveway a few times in the past winter (that's all we got last winter). It did slip a few times. Nothing out of ordinary. It performs as I expected.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:35 PM   #9
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Any tire of the Tribeca size will suck in snow unless it is snow tire. Think of your Tribeca riding on 4 snow boards.
Well since there was less then a half an inch I dont think it should have mattered. The 94 Mustang GT did better.

OK I know for a FACT that they suck worse then the RE92s on the WRX. How as my WRX was OK in the rain, these goodyear piles of **** slip at 5mph going around a slight cornering in light rain.

I wouldnt use them as a spare to get me off the road.

I got some Falkens and now it actually feels safe.

The goodyears are bad all the way around except for maybe wear. I had 33k on them and still had 75% of the tread. But 75% of monkey snot is still monkey snot.

Southern Kalifornia dosent get weather. You would more likely get flat spots from waiting in the traffic then even try to drive in damp weather. 22 years of living in San Diego and Riverside taught me that.I got smart and left.
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Old 06-14-2006, 12:00 PM   #10
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AWD if mostly useful for getting the vehicle moving, less with cornering, and not much at all for stopping.

After years of getting by without winter tires, I bought Michelin PA2s this year. HUGE difference.

It's amazing how few people realize how important tires are to snow and rain traction. Most think it's the car's fault, when it's actually the tire's.
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:47 PM   #11
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AWD if mostly useful for getting the vehicle moving, less with cornering, and not much at all for stopping.
Um...gee...SO I guess Subarus marketing that the AWD will help you steer around accidents is all BS.

Your statement is just wrong.
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Old 06-15-2006, 11:08 AM   #12
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Um...gee...SO I guess Subarus marketing that the AWD will help you steer around accidents is all BS.

Your statement is just wrong.
If you're talking about the recent TV ads about a Tribeca swing around a parked car with door open, that's VDC in action not AWD. AWD will do nothing for you in that situation. AWD helps in cornering when you use it correctly.
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Old 06-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #13
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Actually I was thinking of the ads they have had for many years.
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