Thanks for all the suggestions.
Basically I'm not pushing tires on him. He knows I'm picky about tires and wanted to ditch them all on his own (lol). Its not time sensitive.
It will probably wait till mid/end of september when everyone does their pre-winter sales.
There are limited tires available.. Believe me I have a few goto tires I would buy/highly recommend.. and exactly 0 are available in that size.
some are available in the 225/55r17 but thats too small.
235/55r17 is an odd size so that doesnt help even if its fairly close to the stock size.
235/60R17 has 1 additional tire the cooper AT3
not sure if hes going to opt for an AT tire, or a more carlike tire. 95% of the time hes on highway 5% is gravel/chip or grass.
Good snow/ice traction is a plus he wont be buying snowtires.
The goodyears may be an option but he doesnt like goodyear much.
Finally, I'm not really keen on nokian all year winter tires.
I do love their snow tires. They also seem to cost about 30% more and are hard to get here. No one local sells them and DTD/TR dont sell them (at least in my size)
so that kinda kills that.
Nondirectional is a plus, as is higher than H speed rating.. H-minimum.
Edited by Rand (08/21/12 03:39 PM)
2015 Forester I-Premium 6MT