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RailKill 08-16-2011 02:28 PM

All Season Tire Recommendations
I recently got my hands on a set of the stock GT rims. I would like to purchase a set of All Season tires and was wondering if anyone on here replaced their summers with all seasons and recommends a certain brand. If so, have you used them in the winter yet? I will be using these all year long and my work requires me to be there no matter what the weather conditions. I don't want a set of wheels/tires dedicated just for the winter (probably will next year but right now the funds aren't there, unless someone here is a good talker and could talk my wife into it);) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Also, once my new car comes in, I will be selling the 16" premium wheels and tires w/o TPMS. They will have about 30 miles on them, give or take. If anyone is interested, let me know (I will post them in the for sale section when the time comes) :)

Wheels and Tires are now posted in the FS section

acumenhokie 08-16-2011 02:58 PM

No experience specific to the Legacy but I've owned several sets of All Seasons.

The best I've ever had were the Michelin Pilot Sport All Seasons (issue is they are very expensive).

Others I'd recommend are the Continental Conti-Extreme Contact.

There are also lots of good videos and reports on the Tire Rack site.

CL21376 08-16-2011 04:24 PM

I ran pirelli p-zero nero A/s tires last winter, they did fine locally and were more than adequate when I was in ne Ohio over Christmas.

I've also had good luck with Toyo proxes 4s, but I'd give the nod to the perilli tires.

Magic Marker 08-16-2011 04:31 PM

Your 2.5i is going to look great with LGT rims!

RailKill 08-16-2011 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by Magic Marker (Post 3513105)
Your 2.5i is going to look great with LGT rims!

It would look better with a turbo! :cool:

coppertone 08-16-2011 06:25 PM

Turbos are over rated, just ask my wife the next time you come to my house. By the way, my dog says woof. Lol

todd3.6 08-16-2011 06:30 PM

I've been checking out tires for both my 3.6R (17" tires) and my wife's Toyota RAV (V6).

Funny thing...
I've found a tire that fits both vehicles and has pretty high ratings for all seasons:
Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring(Grand Touring All-Season)
Not sure if they will have an 18" size for the GT wheels.

Otherwise, the next best tire (in my humble opinion) is this:
Continental ExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season)

RailKill 08-16-2011 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by coppertone (Post 3513259)
Turbos are over rated, just ask my wife the next time you come to my house. By the way, my dog says woof. Lol

LOL, tell her I said woof back :lol:

killerniceguy 08-16-2011 06:39 PM

I have a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS(Ultra High Performance All-Season)on my LGT, quite like them (8,000kms now). Very quiet, confortable, excellent wet weather behaviour and should be very good in the snow the reviews say, hasn't snowed here yet.

What is said about the soft side walls is true, increase tire pressure a bit and in a week you won't really notice. Of all the all seasons I have run (lots of set up here in Canada over the years) I have the most faith in these and will buy a set for my wifes car when hers are due.

There are higher performance all seasons available but less capable in the 'all season' departments as the DWS. As a bonus they are fairly cheap too.

slimjim2 08-16-2011 06:40 PM

I strongly recommend looking at nitto neo gen for the performance end of all season and Goodyear eagle gt for bad weather high performance AS. Goodyear has a softer sidewalk, a little quieter, and has a 50000 mi warranty! Both are great quality that won't cost you an arm and a Michelin:)

Have had both on manual LGT wagon. Recommend Goodyear if you are at all concerned about snow!

hmmrdwn 08-16-2011 07:23 PM

Nokian's are great tires. According to the reviews, the Yokohama Avids and Continental Eco's look good.

Nokian's have great reputations for making all season tires that perform well in both winter and summer. A little more expensive and hard to find.

Hammer 44 08-17-2011 02:55 PM

Fletch113 08-17-2011 03:38 PM

Not trying to threadjack but I have a related question. if I get winter rims & tires do I need to get TPMS for those or can I run without them? Im new to those sensors haha.

Post pics once rims are on, im thinking about going that same route. Any suspension mods to go along with the rim swap?

minuccims 08-17-2011 03:41 PM

Yup, you can run without them. The TPMS light flashes for about 30 seconds when the car is started and then stays on.

Oculusauto 08-17-2011 04:10 PM

Perfect thread timing! I've been looking and had some of the Nokians and Goodyears in mind.

What's everyone got for mileage out of the stock Potenza RE050s?

I think I'm passed the expected lifespan as I'm coming up on 20K miles;)

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