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timandgail
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posted April 14, 2001 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for timandgail   Click Here to Email timandgail     Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
I bought a 99 Outback with Haka winter tires, and need to switch to some 4 season tires for the other three seasons. Any suggestions would be appricated.

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Skibum
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posted April 18, 2001 02:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Not sure what you mean by "4 season tires for the other three seasons" but I put a set of Nokian NRW's on last year and they have been a good all season choice. I was debating going with snows for the Michigan winters, but was very satisfied with the snow traction. Highly recommended.

Note: For some reason people posting on this board have been very "anti-Nokian". I'm not sure if the company hasn't been contributing enough to the "save the whales" campaign, but they sure make tires that stick in the snow!

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Skibum
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posted April 18, 2001 02:54 PM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Oh yeah, I almost forgot - my car's a '97 Outback. I was looking for an all-season that would be good in the snow. Very satisfied!

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GregZ
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posted April 26, 2001 11:32 AM           Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
What size ? I have been shopping hard for all season radials for my Van, its a 'mini' but at over 4200lbs and 5600 GVWR I think it oughta have REAL tires. Anyway, I like the look of-hear good things about, the Bridgestone Dueler HLs (less agressive tread, quieter on the highway) the Bridgestone HTs (more agressive tread, noisier) and the Kelly Springfield Safari SUV tires (considerably cheaper in price if thats a factor). I personally have no experience with the following; other popular tires from my research used on the luxury SUV segment (Lexus, Mercedes, Infinity...) with probably a more car-like ride (suitable to an Outback, I guess,) are: General Grabber ST, Dunlop Grandtrek, General Grabber AW, Michelin Cross Terrain SUV, and of course the Dueler(s) which I already mentioned... DO some careful measuring of the wheel wells, you might be able to step up an aspect ratio or two (@ same width ie: from a 60/65 series to a 70/75 series) for a taller, better riding tire when the conditions are really bad...(albiet a bit less cornering power due to sidewall flex).

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I bought a 99 Outback with Haka winter tires, and need to switch to some 4 season tires for the other three seasons. Any suggestions would be appricated.

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