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Old 04-06-2012, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm preparing to get rid of the stock Conti's on my 2012 Outback. Yes, it's wasteful to toss a relatively new set of tires, but they simply do not hold their balance, and I'm suspect of their quality. My dealer has suggested that the Michelin Latitude Tour HP would be an ideal match (albeit expensive) for the vehicle, and has assured me that the ride would be much more refined. Do any of the fine folks on this forum have any thoughts about the Latitude's? Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow...that's an expensive tire....and the ratings on Tire Rack leave something to be desired. I'd avoid them.

The general recommendations on this forum for all-season tires are:
Michelin Primacy MXV4, Hankook Optimo H727, Nokian WRG2. Note that the WRG2 is more of a snow tire that can handle the other seasons, whereas the typical all-season tire is a three season tire that can handle a little snow. I'm guessing you get some good snow in NE Ohio. I personally run dedicated snow tires and love it. AWD helps you go.....snow tires help you turn and stop.

If you're looking for an all-terrain tire, people generally go for either the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S, or General Grabber AT2. Why? Those are pretty much the only ATs in our sizes ^_^
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Oh wow do I hear ya! I kept the "shipping tires" for about 1200 miles and that was it for me.

I got these: x-ice-xi2

BUT if you don't want a winter tire and want an All Season I highly recommend these: Costco X's
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have some yokahama's on my outback and I think they are great. I have had them for about a 1,000 miles and they seem to be a pretty nice replacement for the Continentals. Keep in mind though, I thought the continentals were fine, but one was damaged and I hate to replace one out of 4 tires so I replaced the entire set so the tread and wear would be the same all around.

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