have you driven them in various road conditions? gravel, snow, rain, etc... how did they hold up?
I think the OEM Continentals initially got a bad rap because so many people had famous shaker issue and they were looking for somewhere to place the blame. I had over 30k on them when I traded in my 2010 OB. Rotated every 10K. Great tires, I would get them again. In fact I did get them again. They came on my 2013.
Have you tried those BFGs in snow or anything? I have a friend who has got them on his Forester and he says they're scary in snow even in comparison to the Continentals (I think the same ones that are stock on the new Outbacks) he had before. Apparently he managed to put a rock through the sidewall on the Contis when going up his driveway. Not sure if the BFGs are really bad or it's just the fact that he drives like an idiot though . Looking at them, they look beefy enough to me to handle snow at least halfway decently.I have about 1800 miles on the BFG Touring Tires very big difference regarding tire quality they hold balance - stiffer side walls have resulted in slightly sharper handling better cornering the treads are similar to the Continentals mileage has been dead on similar though I suspect these tires might have slightly lower rolling resistance another few thousand miles and a road trip or two will give me a better idea if mileage has increased some with these tires.
You should work on reading comprehension.......I said lots of people hate them........And went on to say nothing but good about them, so clearly I am not one of those people.OP post says he hates the tires. I read nothing as to why. I am a Michelin guy through and through but these tires seem pretty good.
This is an OB not a high performance sports car and I am very happy with how these Contis work for me.
Make a few happy kids this Holiday with 4 tire swings. HA HAI picked up my 2013 3.6r ltd on Wednesday ( during a snow storm ). Thursday i drove straight to the tire Shop. In -15 and colder with snow and ice the OEM tires just don't cut it from a traction perspective. Now after putting some new 4 season ( not all Season ) rubber for some snow traction, I was surprised at the performance difference between them on bare roads/hwy. It stears nicer,rides quieter and just has a better connected feel. The Conti's will not see my OB again. Guess I will have to find someone to sell them to.
That's a great idea!Make a few happy kids this Holiday with 4 tire swings. HA HA
Always good to qualify a comparison in a review. Comparing a snow-rated tire against a standard all-season isn't exactly a fair test since they have different performance characteristics. I'm not sure if you had them on there long enough, but how is the fuel economy of the Hanooks compared to the Continentals if you can comment?That's a great idea!
Hey, I put on a tire that I don't think is available to our USA friends. It is a Hankook Optimo 4S, a 4 season tire that competes directly with Nokian WRG2SUV up here. (which I have had several sets of) I must say I am pretty impressed so far, having never used a Hankook tire before.
Sorry I guess that's a thread hijack