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Old 04-15-2009, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for tire recommendations. I purchased a used 1999 outback sport last week and it came with brand new snow tires, so now I am faced with the decision of what summer/all-season tires to put on. Looking for a performance all-season tire that performs well in the dry/wet of the city driving but can also handle a logging road, mountain bike or fishing trip.

BF Goodrich Radial T/A?
Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring?

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Both of those are great tires. You could also go for a goodyear triple tread or michelin hydroedge. Just never get a bridestone potenza. see the thread on here for that one.
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Yo, thanks for the suggestions. Yeah, I've taken a look at several of the potenza threads, don't think I'll go there.

I like the looks of the HydroEdge, but am concerned about how they would be on rough logging roads or off-road, do you happen to know how they would do for that?

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Not sure in that respect. My car came with new michelin x radials when I bought in Nov 08. I like them and they are a good all season. The X Radials are somewhat like the bargain Michelin, I have only been able to find them on Costco's and michelin's websites.
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I had a set of Michelins on my 99 Outback that were called "X-1." They worked great for me in a variety of conditions, including rain and occasional snow and dirt roads. Much better than the OEM tires that came with the car.
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Right now I am leaning towards getting the Tiger Paws


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Now I have flip flopped and am thinking about the Yoko Avid H4S, or Advantage T/A... ugh too many choices

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I am currently replacing my Yoko H4S's. I am really disappointed with this tire.

They are less than a year old...

I would not recommend this tire at all.
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Did they just not hold up? They have a fairly soft compound from what I've been told,

Looking at these ones here now:

http://www.1010tires.com/tire.asp?ti...&pc=28-922-661


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After a lot of debate and research, I just put a set of Michelin Primacy MXV4s on. Pricey, but a nice tire. I had actually bought a set of BFGoodrich Touring T/A Pro Series tires (a Costco-only tire) but thought they were noisy and had them switched for the Primacies. The Primacies are quieter on the highway, but not at any other speed so I kind of wish I had kept the BFGs. The Primacies are superb tires, don't get me wrong, but they cost me $100 more for the set, with a $70 off coupon.

I would still recommend the BFG Touring T/A Pro. It has a nice blocky tread and plain sidewall that fit the off-road aspects of the Outback if that's what you're into. The Advantage T/As also look like a great way to go -- Costco can order those, too. (I'm not really advertising for Costco , but you do get a lot for your money there.) The Primacies are one of the best riding/handling tires on the market and heavily siped for rain and snow. They're smooth riding yet still communicative and I've noticed less steering effort over my worn out Yoko AVID V4S tires.

Anyone else have issues with tire noise in their Outbacks? It's been so long since I had a good set of tires on that I don't remember anything but deafening road noise (the Yokos were unevenly worn after 15k miles due to bad alignment, I hung on to them as long as I could...another 30k actually. )
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