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posted November 12, 1999 06:12 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I live in MN and just bought a new Subaru Legacy GT. It came with Bridgestone RE92's (205-55-16). I'm concerned that even with AWD these won't be good on snow and ice. Considering either Nokian, Vredestein Wintrac or Michelin. Anybody have an opinion? If the Nokian, which model?

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posted November 14, 1999 04:11 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Very good car for winter, traction is phenomenal but the problem with AWD vehicule is that it does'nt stop as fast as they accelerate. I would recommand Nokian tires,
either Hakka 1 (T-Rated 190/km/h) or Hakka
NRW (H-Rated 210/km/h) wich ever suited your
driving style.

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posted November 16, 1999 12:55 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I just got a used Legacy LS with RE92s. I've read someplace that snow traction with those tires is nothing to be excited about. I got the Roo for winter driving, and I figured I'd give it the best tires I can. I agress with the previous post: the AWD will be great for getting going, but good tires are essential for stopping and control. I got Michelin Arctic Alpins and rims from www.tirerack.com (all told, about $475). They even compare the Mich's with Blizzaks on that site. Anyway, I got the Mich's so I could still handle well in wet and dry conditions.

I am eager to try my Roo out in snow. Let me know your experiences - check out www.subaruadventures.com messageboard.

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posted November 18, 1999 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sleffler   Click Here to Email sleffler     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Well guys I'm a tire dealer who sells both Michelin and Nokian. My wife and my kids drive on the Nokians. Hands down a better tire.

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