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What do you guys think about the

BFGoodrich-Long Trail T/A® Tour

I want these tires for all-weather, because I go up to tahoe occasionally and have no ability to change tires for winter tires. Would this be a good option? I own a 2010 Subaru outback 2.5i base model.

They are a pretty good price at both Costco and Discount tire:

Costco.com - Shop for Tires

BFGoodrich tires for your 2010 SUBARU OUTBACK 2.5I in the S.F. East Bay Area - Discount Tire/America's Tire

Though costco has a lower out the door price it seems. (<600)

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That is a light truck tire I wouldn't put that on the OB for the classic Tahoe from SF type of use. I live in SF by the way been doing that trip with subarus since I bought my new 2001 back in 2001.

The 2010 OB running the crappy Continentals were fine till about 35K then the snow traction was pretty lame. My tires are totally bald getting them done next week WC Discount tire Store - these are the two I'm looking at. They have far better stippling and tread for the Tahoe trips and are proper car tires.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Grand Touring All-Season

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Size: 225/60R17
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 99T
UTQG: 680 A B
Price: $131.00 (each)
Estimated Availability: In Stock
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Optional Road Hazard Program: Add $14.27 per tire

Add Road Hazard: $57.08

Set of 4: $524.00
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BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Performance All-Season

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Size: 225/60R17
Modified Tread For Mustang OE
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 98H
UTQG: 620 A B
Price: $128.00 (each) Special
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Add Road Hazard: $56.24

Set of 4: $512.00
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A few reviews like this has me thinking the touring all seasons are a pretty fair value
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A (Grand Touring All-Season) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.83


2009 Subaru Outback Wagon 2.5I Limited More Tire Reviews for This Vehicle
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BFGoodrich Advantage T/A
Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Fort Washington, MD
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Initial Review, 350 Miles on Tires
December 21, 2010

I have only had these tires for a short while. 350 miles exactlty. But, here in Maryland we have had 2.5 inches of new snow where I live. I got these tires and put 100 miles on them the first dayy in the new snow. They performed great. Went through it like nothing. They are quiet and smooth. I will let you know how they are 20,000 miles from today. So far, so good.

Follow-up Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
May 09, 2012
Well, I now have 42,000 miles on these tires. I swear I think I am going to get around 80,000 out of these. They have worn exceptionally well. No problems what so ever. I drive 100+ miles a day 6 days a week. 98% highway. I will definitely buy these again!! I have BFG tires on my Tahoe also. Great tires for the money. Best I have ever owned.
 

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Discount tire by the way will put any tire you want on the car you just need them to order the tire. They will however try to push the tire they have in the shop which case the tire you pointed out looks like something they have locally and I wouldn't put that tire on the OB. Not enough tread stippling for Tahoe use that is more of a high mileage truck tire not a all weather All Wheel drive car tire.
 

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That is a light truck tire I wouldn't put that on the OB for the classic Tahoe from SF type of use. I live in SF by the way been doing that trip with subarus since I bought my new 2001 back in 2001.

The 2010 OB running the crappy Continentals were fine till about 35K then the snow traction was pretty lame. My tires are totally bald getting them done next week WC Discount tire Store - these are the two I'm looking at. They have far better stippling and tread for the Tahoe trips and are proper car tires.

BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Grand Touring All-Season

Consumer Rating
Warranty Rating


Size: 225/60R17
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 99T
UTQG: 680 A B
Price: $131.00 (each)
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Estimated Arrival: Get Estimate
Qty:
Optional Road Hazard Program: Add $14.27 per tire

Add Road Hazard: $57.08

Set of 4: $524.00
Shipping
QuoteAdd To
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Additional Tire Information
Product Description | Specs | Surveys | Reviews | Warranty
BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec Performance All-Season

Consumer Rating
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Size: 225/60R17
Modified Tread For Mustang OE
Sidewall Style: Blackwall
Serv. Desc: 98H
UTQG: 620 A B
Price: $128.00 (each) Special
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Estimated Arrival: Get Estimate
Qty:
Optional Road Hazard Program: Add $14.06 per tire

Add Road Hazard: $56.24

Set of 4: $512.00
Shipping
QuoteAdd To
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Product Description | Specs | Reviews | Warranty

Thanks for your help! I agree-- the contiprocontacts are a terrible OEM tire. I am at 30k and they are failing the Penny Test. I will look into these two tires. Would be willing to spend $40 more total for more tahoe grip.

ETA: neither of these are available for my car: 2010 Outback 2.5i base. Tire size: 215 70R16
 

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I wouldn't say those are strictly a light truck tire. They say "crossovers and SUV's" right in the description, plus they are not a LT tire, they are P rated.

I don't even know if they make any in non-dedicated winter tires in this size, but any tire with the winter RMA "snowflake" emblem on the side is going to be a good snow tire. IIRC, having a tire with that symbol allows you to run on mountain passes where chains would otherwise be required.

Info: Winter Tech - How to Confirm a Winter Performer

I have Goodyear Duratrack tires on my Jeep that aren't a winter specific design, but they have the RMA snowflake stamp. They are fantastic in the snow!

How [email protected] would THESE look on a Subi? LOL SuperView of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac
 

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Thanks for your help! I agree-- the contiprocontacts are a terrible OEM tire. I am at 30k and they are failing the Penny Test. I will look into these two tires. Would be willing to spend $40 more total for more tahoe grip.

ETA: neither of these are available for my car: 2010 Outback 2.5i base. Tire size: 215 70R16
Be sure to double check the size I only ran them for the 17inch wheel. The 16's actually have a larger number of tires available than the 17's
 

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There was a Michelin tire folks were throwing out that they had great luck with. Anyone have the specifications of those?
 
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