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|General Altimax Arctic||Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated|
2009 Subaru Outback Wagon
|Miles driven on tires:||200|
|Location:||Incline Village, NV|
|Driving Condition:||Easy Going|
Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
This was the second winter for the set of Yokohama M/S tires on my Outback. Last year they did OK, but I was disappointed with the acceleration while turning swerving, blaming it on what I thought was a poorly designed "Symmetric AWD system" on the Subaru. This winter the tires got truly dangerous on the hard packed snow/ice in our recent storm here in Tahoe. I slid through a stop sign, nearly rear ended a plow at a signal and, when my wife got stuck in the snow and ended up partially imbedded in a snow bank, I ordered a set of steel wheels mounted with these Altimax tires. I had the tires studded to minimize any chance of having further traction issues. The set of wheels/tires arrived promptly, mounted and perfectly balanced. I put them on the Outback, brought the tire pressure up slightly to specs and was amazed on my test drive around town. Great traction!