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jaschonhjaschonh Member Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Subaru

I heard a rumor and don't know whether it is true or not. I own a Subaru Legacy. Subaru's as you probably all know are all wheel drive. My front two tires are wearing down, the back two are okay. I could rotate them, but I guess the back two are worn badly because I needed an alignment, but failed to get one. News to me...the car seemed to be driving straight.

Anyhow, here is the rumor/question...do I need to replace all of the tires on my car, or just the ones on the same axle?

Do the tires I used to replace my current tires need to be the same brand/model as those that I currently have, or can they be different.

My last car was front wheel drive. I rotated my tires often and would buy tires an axle at a time. No big deal. I feel, however, as though someone mentioned that since my car was now all wheel drive, I could no longer do that.

Please let me know what to do for those of you out there that know.



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    mknmkn Member Posts: 35
    I would appreciate it if someone could tell me as to which tires might be the most optimal for my 98 Camry LE. There is considerable snow and ice in the winter here but this place is not flat country, which is the worst problem. What tires would be optimal if I am NOT exclusively looking at winter tires? Any recommendations? There is just too much info on Tirerack. com that it is difficult to home in on the right one. Thanks
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    shortlidshortlid Member Posts: 50
    I own a '98 Legacy L wagon AWD and you do need to replace all the tires at once. Other wise the diameter difference could mess up the computer controller for the AWD!
    I work for Toyota so the best tires to buy for just about any passenger car is anything one of these brands. Dunlop, Michelin, Sumitomo, or Yokohoma
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    namfflownamfflow Member Posts: 202
    There is an existing tire thread under "Aftermarket Accessories" called:"Tires, Tires, Tires".

    Lets not start another thread on the same thing.

    For the 1st poster. If the replacement tires are basically the same as what you have now you can buy a pair. If not get 4. Yes your rear end alignment could have been out and you wouldn't have noticed it.
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    seeligseelig Member Posts: 590
    and this should be a good place to discuss this.
    my question has always been, why do pickup builders set an off angle on the rear axle? is it to counter torque? and is there a max to this offset?
    seems to me thaat it causes undue wear on tires.
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