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Greetings,
I'm looking for a more aggressive offroad tire for my OBXT. I'm currently running with Hankook Optimo H727 and I'd love to have something with a more aggressive offroad tread, maybe even raised white letters. I do a fair amount of trail running and I want to make sure that I don't have any issues with traction when the going gets sticky.

Any suggestions?
 

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Greetings,
I'm looking for a more aggressive offroad tire for my OBXT. I'm currently running with Hankook Optimo H727 and I'd love to have something with a more aggressive offroad tread, maybe even raised white letters. I do a fair amount of trail running and I want to make sure that I don't have any issues with traction when the going gets sticky.

Any suggestions?
Yokohama Geolander ATS

I read nothing but good things about these tires. I've also read good things about General Grabber AT2s but from reading around, the Geolanders are more road worthy.

Andre
 

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Meh.
I has wagons.
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The Yoko's are the only thing that will fit in a stock or close to stock size.
 

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I do a fair amount of trail running and I want to make sure that I don't have any issues with traction when the going gets sticky.
I suggest downsizing to 16 inch wheels and installing a set of the most excellent Geolander A/T-S tires. The smaller wheels give you a larger sidewall, which increases comfort on rough roads and protects the wheel rim better. The 16 inch tires are cheaper too. These tires work absolutely great on forest roads. They are acceptable in fresh snow, but nowhere near as good as a real winter tire on packed snow and ice - the compound is too hard.

There are lots of threads here about these tires. Here are a few that I started to get you going:

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...ridgestones-may-have-ruined-our-vacation.html

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...t-s-215-65r16-tires-gen-3-outback-please.html

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...40107-yokohama-geolander-t-s-snow-report.html

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...its-spare-tire-well-after-some-hammering.html

John Davies
Spokane WA USA
 
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