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  • #31
    Since I am pretty frugel [(spl)cheap] I have gone three years with the cheapest set of snow tires I could find. The tires I have I think are called Monarch and they are a Goodyear Ultragrip copy not the new style tread though they are the multi blocks non symetrical. So far I have been really happy with them they can handle about 20-25 degrees in yaw while still staying in the lane, easy way to get ride of people on your tail. I have 205/55R16 and I paid 64 for each tire and I use all four.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by JoeT
      Were having a group buy shortly for winter tires...

      Here's an example:

      Subaru WRX, Legacy, 2.5RS
      Winter Tire Size: 205-55-16
      Brand: Kumho KW-11
      Price: Under 400 bucks total, out the door. This includes taxes, mounting balancing.

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      • #33
        Quick question:

        I have a 2001 Outback with 225-60-16 Summer tires on it and I am looking for a new set for the winter.

        I want to go with a narrower tire for the winter (205 or 215).
        Now somebody is trying to sell me 215-65-16, which I don't believe is the right size.
        As far as I understand tire sizes, if I go narrower, the height (60) still stays the same??
        It's only if you increase Rim diameters you need to decrease Sidewall height.

        This guy (Tire salesman) tells me that if I go narrower, I have to increase the proportion in height.

        Somehow it does not sound right to me.

        I am trying to decide between Pirelli Scorpion ICE, TOYO G02
        PLUS or YOKO GEO IT.
        I have never heard anything about the KUMHO KW-11. How is it on Snow, Ice and Dry?

        I live in the Country, so lots of snow, but I also want good Dry-road grip. Not the squirmy Blizzarks. I don't need a 'H' rated tire, because my last ones were Michlein Pilot Alpin, which were good on dry roads, but not that good in the snow.

        Thanks,

        Klaus
        Klaus
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        Solo 2 D/Mod, # 192

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        • #34
          Actually Klaus your tire salesman is right, but a tire width of 205 would be better for speedo/odo readings. Follow this link - it illustrates the effect of tire width, rim size and aspect ratio changes very effectively. It's a good way to check up on the "advice" we get...
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          • #35
            Thanks for the link, carguy, this explains it very well.

            However, Joe T. from the Subaru Club is offering this group buy on the KUMHO, and they go with a 205-55-16.

            I thought the regular tire size on the WRX, Legacy and RS is the same size as mine, 225-60-16?

            That would be quite a reduction??
            Klaus
            BMW 325es
            Solosprint SGT2, #192
            Solo 2 D/Mod, # 192

            The older I get, the faster I am ...

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            • #36
              No worries,

              Like the post says, if you want other sizes just let me know when I post the group buy details.

              It's as easy as that. We don't make a cent off this, it's a committment we make to our sponsors. So the savings are great!!

              I'll be posting details shortly. Within the next couple of nights.

              BTW: OEM Tire size for the Legacy / WRX is 205-55-16
              OEM Tire Size for the Outback is 225-60-16

              I own an Outback VDC as well as a Legacy.
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              • #37
                Joe, are you able to do group buys on Kumho race rubber also?

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                • #38
                  Doug,

                  We usually do that for the Subaru gang in the spring time. But the answer to your question is: Yes!
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                  • #39
                    mmmm 710 group buy...

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                    • #40
                      Thanks for the clarification guys,

                      Now, how does the KUMHO KW-11 compare to other Winter tires??

                      Klaus
                      Klaus
                      BMW 325es
                      Solosprint SGT2, #192
                      Solo 2 D/Mod, # 192

                      The older I get, the faster I am ...

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                      • #41
                        Okie Dokie,

                        Winter Tire Grop Buy pricing has been posted on our web site. Check out the rules on the main page.

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