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Having relocated to Florida I am wondering if anyone has had good experiences with other brand tires that are not from the dealer? I am looking if I should go with a Michelin or equiv tire made for rain since M&S will not be an issue for me. I have all sorts of noise from the last set of dealer tires we purchased. Yes it is aligned balanced etc...Just making sure I can use other brands and not hurt my Suby...2005 Outback, 4cyl...Thank you for any and all input. Not alot of Outbacks here..I get funny looks...lol:D
 

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you might search through TireRack's reviews, paying close attention to other Floridian's opinions.

i like my Kumho ECSTA ASXes on my WRX (maybe superseded with a new model designation now) the are sticky and they run well thru the water. But they won't have a long lifespan. Cheap!

tire discussions can be as animated as oil discussions but, there probably is no reason to go back to the dealer for tires. TireRack and Discount Tire have always treated me well.

Your local Yelp or Google reviews might steer you away from a shop with a bad reputation.
 

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Adding I would never go to the dealer for tires, limited choice and why wait to have them installed or rotated when as Lucky Texan pointed out go to Discount Tire, good reputation and always great sales persons.
Michellin Defender are the new one out since late last year and they are m/s but that still gives great traction. In a few years when my Toyo run out if by then I probably will go to them if nothing is out thats better.
 

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Besides Michelin, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 and the Bridgestone [S03 Pole Position are both excellent wet traction tires.
 
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