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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, new to the group..

I'm a 2012 Sub Outback 2.5i Premium owner who gave the car to my wife....long story short...she got a flat, front pass, it's been a huge issue...towing, not having the spare ( donut ) in the front, etc....getting new tires PLUS a full size spare.....I could really use some honest advice on a solid set of Winter / M&S / All Season tires.....and which best complement the AWD.....I've read a TON of East coast post stating that running All Season tires, like the stock OEM ones they're sold with, counter acts the AWD system all together???? Very much appreciated, Mark

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I am in Vermont (we get snow)

For many MANY years, I used to keep two sets of wheels/tires (summer / winter) and religiously swap them fall/spring. It is trivial to find cheep 2nd hand wheels for winter tires.

When we bought our most-recent vehicle, it was our VERY FIRST vehicle with TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

My wife and I discussed at-length the added costs that TPMS adds to having TWO sets of wheels/tires. We consciously decided to NOT have two sets of tires/wheels and instead get an AWD vehicle and run all-season tires.

There are some folks in Vermont who put studded Hakkapeliittas on their Subarus in the winter. These vehicles can all but climb trees.

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Thanks Bruce, I did a TV show in Vermont, nice place good people.....yeah, even though we don't get snow here in Silicon Valley I do work a lot in Tahoe while my wife works in the city. I'm trying to balance both with a set of tires...if possible? I'm looking at the Michelin Premier A / S tires...expensive, but it's my wife. I'm figuring good for her in the wet and okay for me in the snow....we'll see?
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