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Replacement tire for a subaru outback #5412198 04/24/20 06:40 PM
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The thread on the Subaru outback 2011 is still good, but it's been a few years and I am looking for a future replacement. Current tires are a set of Goodyear TRIPLE Assurance Tires. I live near Chicago and so get a moderate amount of snow and the snow tend to stick around.

I have notice that several Michelin have gotten good rating lately. I have been thinking about Michelin Crossclimate SUV, anyone have experience with them? I notice that they also sell a Premiere and Defender. The Premiere supposedly is sportier but have terrible thread life. I want something that works in dry, wet and snow.

Paul

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I had an Outback and I put Nokian WG5 great tires, Michelin's crossclimate were a few years away, also another one to consider is the Toyo Celsius which I have on my Lexus RX350

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General RT43 . When i had them on my CRv it was a great tire. priced well also

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+2 on the Toyo Celsius.

Re: Replacement tire for a subaru outback [Re: Paul_Siu] #5412292 04/24/20 08:23 PM
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I'm running a set of Continental ControlContact Tour A/S on my wife's Outback, and I've been very happy with them. Great handling. Quiet. They are wearing very well. But I can't speak as to how they handle in the snow, as I run a set of Bridgestone Blizzak DV-M1 on it during the winter.

The ControlContact tires replaced a set of Michelin Defender tires. They were good tires except for tread wear. I had to replace them at only 40k miles - way short of the 80k mile warranty. The good news is that Michelin makes good on the tread wear warranty, so that went a long way to helping pay for the set of ControlContact. So you probably wouldn't go wrong with either.

But if I were putting a new set of tires on my Outback today, I'd put another set of the ControlContact Tour A/S on.


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Re: Replacement tire for a subaru outback [Re: Paul_Siu] #5412378 04/24/20 10:26 PM
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We have RT43's on our '13 outback (17" rim) , great performers in the rain and snow. They are a very good value. The CrossClimate+ has better ratings but is a lot more expensive.

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The Michelin Crossclimate SUV seems to be a noisy tire.
Just looking over the reviews on Tirerack for this tire.
Quite impressive.

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Re: Replacement tire for a subaru outback [Re: Paul_Siu] #5412383 04/24/20 10:35 PM
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Out of the Michelin options you listed, the Cross Climate will be the best in snow.

Other good options, if available in your size:
Vredestein Quatrac 5
Toyo Celsius
Nokian WRG4
Goodyear Weatherready

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No need to spend over 100 bucks a tire to get and excellent tire.

We have some inexpensive - but Tirerack TOP rated - Sumitomo's on the Crosstrek They are very very good, and ride much smoother than the OEM tires.

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According to CR Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 got 47 Pts and is really bad in snow traction and rolling resistance.
Expected tread life 35K.

They placed 2nd from the last in their test.

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Thanks for your input. based on the list here:

Vredestein Quatrac 5 seemed like the best deal. It's fairly inexpensive, has a mountain snowflake rating, and perform well. Not the best but near the top. However, it does not seemed to be available in my area. The same can be said about Toyo Celsius. . Goodyear Weatherready appears to be one of the more expensive, but available.

Paul

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Originally Posted by BHopkins
I'm running a set of Continental ControlContact Tour A/S on my wife's Outback, and I've been very happy with them. Great handling. Quiet. They are wearing very well. But I can't speak as to how they handle in the snow, as I run a set of Bridgestone Blizzak DV-M1 on it during the winter.

The ControlContact tires replaced a set of Michelin Defender tires. They were good tires except for tread wear. I had to replace them at only 40k miles - way short of the 80k mile warranty. The good news is that Michelin makes good on the tread wear warranty, so that went a long way to helping pay for the set of ControlContact. So you probably wouldn't go wrong with either.

But if I were putting a new set of tires on my Outback today, I'd put another set of the ControlContact Tour A/S on.


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Originally Posted by Paul_Siu
The thread on the Subaru outback 2011 is still good, but it's been a few years and I am looking for a future replacement. Current tires are a set of Goodyear TRIPLE Assurance Tires. I live near Chicago and so get a moderate amount of snow and the snow tend to stick around.

I have notice that several Michelin have gotten good rating lately. I have been thinking about Michelin Crossclimate SUV, anyone have experience with them? I notice that they also sell a Premiere and Defender. The Premiere supposedly is sportier but have terrible thread life. I want something that works in dry, wet and snow.

Paul


You can never go wrong with Michelin, especially if there's any rebates or anything. For full price, there are some definite competitors that are great value. Check Consumer Reports.

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Originally Posted by Paul_Siu
Thanks for your input. based on the list here:

Vredestein Quatrac 5 seemed like the best deal. It's fairly inexpensive, has a mountain snowflake rating, and perform well. Not the best but near the top. However, it does not seemed to be available in my area. The same can be said about Toyo Celsius. . Goodyear Weatherready appears to be one of the more expensive, but available.

Paul

Can you explain availability/where you looked?

(there are walmarts, costco, sam's, discount tire and many installers around you)

The biggest local tire distribution center (can't remember who owns them... tire rack or disocunt tire) is somewhere in Indiana, about 1.5-2 hours from you...They ship to your door/preferred installer


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Agree , RT43 H rated or the new generation Uniroyal Tiger Paw Touring A/S . See here , https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/foru...iroyal-tiger-paw-touring-a-s#Post5380448 , pictures included . Keep us informed . Not sure if the Tiger Paw have silica , like those of the RT43 . Used the RT43 (H) for 1 winter with good results . Been using the RT43 for about 5 years . Have little impact on gas mileage .

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