Join Date: May 2010
Car: 2010 Subaru Outback
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Ok folks, this discussion needs more air............so I'll put it in here for general consumption and comment:
I believe that I noted Continental tires on my new 2010 Subaru Outback (base model with add ons), and I'll know for sure, tomorrow, when I pick it up.
A current conversation I'm having with Porky, has to do with the recommended tire PSI -vs- preference.
I come from a world where most tires have 35 PSI recommendations for Max pressure (obviously for typical sedan type vehicles), and yet I'm hearing that some folks (like Porky, for example), run their PSI at about 44 PSI.
First off, I didn't know that a "typical" sedan tire can TAKE "44 PSI" or higher. I'd think you'd run the risk of blowing a seam where the tire meets the wheel.
Secondly, I guess I figured that anything in excess of say 40 PSI due to heat (like when you take a trip and set them at 35 PSI and they expand to 40), would BLOW a tire!
So it begs the question........because my Owners Manual (I downloaded the .pdf yesterday) seems to indicate 30 - 33 PSI (front to back depending).......are the tires that come "Stock" on a 2010 Subaru Outback (Base Model) BIGGER than what are typically put on "sedan" type vehicles (as opposed to say, a Jeep)?
As I was telling Porky, I prefer a softer ride, (more forgiving on the bumps in the road), but not so soft as to wear down the treads any faster than necessary.