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1986 Subaru XT Tires Sizes, Speed Ratings, and Inflation

Not sure about your Subaru XT tire size? Use the following chart to find information on tire size, speed rating, and inflation.

Trim Level Tire Size Speed Rating Inflation in PSI F/R
1986 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo 185/70HR13 H 28 PSI/28 PSI SHOP THIS TIRE
1986 Subaru XT GL 185/70HR13 H 28 PSI/28 PSI SHOP THIS TIRE
1986 Subaru XT DL 165SR13 S 28 PSI/28 PSI SHOP THIS TIRE

1986 Subaru XT GL-10 Turbo

- Size: Shop 185/70HR13

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

1986 Subaru XT GL

- Size: Shop 185/70HR13

- Speed Rating: H

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

1986 Subaru XT DL

- Size: Shop 165SR13

- Speed Rating: S

- Inflation F/R: 28 PSI/28 PSI

* Note: these models have different tire sizes depending on vehicle options.

Recommended Tires for Your 1986 Subaru XT

What tires are best for a 1986 Subaru XT? The following tire brands and types are a great fit for your Subaru XT.

Affordable 1986 Subaru XT Tires

Shopping for tires can be overwhelming, but not when you're equipped with the right information. That's why you should head our way when it's time to put new tires on your  1986 Subaru XT. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for  Subaru XT tires for winter, spring, summer, and fall. Whether you need a tire that's designed to handle diverse terrain, improve fuel-efficiency, or take tight corners, you'll find good tires that match your budget.

View the tires Subaru recommends for 1986 XTs, plus helpful information about Subaru XT tire size, speed rating, and tire pressure. Take it from one of our tire technicians, Brianna: "You want to find the correct size for your tire. It matters in alignments and keeping your vehicle driving the way it’s supposed to.”

Apart from finding the right tire size, there are a couple of other factors to consider when buying Subaru XT tires like how and where you drive, and how much you want to spend. If you live in Louisiana, you probably won't need heavy-duty winter tires. Somewhere like Colorado or even Kansas is a different story. You may want to invest in a set of Subaru XT snow tires for one part of the year, and all-season tires for the rest of the year.

When evaluating your driving conditions, think about where you live (countryside vs. city vs. mountains) and the kind of unexpected weather you're likely to experience. Drivers in states that fully experience all four seasons often buy two sets of tires: one for summer and one for winter. That way, they can maximize their Subaru XT's performance during both seasons. Other drivers prefer the convenience of all-season tires. They make one trip to the tire shop and they're pretty much ready for rain, light snow, or sun!

Next, consider your driving style. Do you enjoy challenging the limits of your Subaru XT? Going where no vehicle has gone before? If you're an avid off-roader who yearns to pioneer new paths, you have very different tire needs than a highway commuter who doesn't hit the hills very often. You'll want strong tires that can take on dirt, gravel, stone, sand, and more. You might want to look at bigger tires with stiffer sidewalls and wider tread patterns to help protect against punctures and maintain balance on bumpy roads. But if you mostly drive around the city, a Subaru XT tire that offers low rolling resistance for better fuel efficiency might be exactly what you want. Talk to a tire technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care for help choosing the best tire for you, or start shopping for Subaru XT tires online. You're only a click or two away from a new set of 1986 Subaru XT tires.

Tire Brands for Subaru XTs

You have so many options when it comes to tire brands that work for Subaru XTs. Firestone and Bridgestone are two of the most popular. Firestone tires for Subaru XTs always deliver! Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900 in Akron, OH. He was a boundary-pusher from the start. Firestone saw a future in automobile tires, so he began testing and producing farm, truck, and passenger tires. One of the company's pioneering efforts was the introduction in 1908 of the first all-rubber, non-skid tire! Thanks to Harvey Firestone, Firestone Tires has been committed to staying ahead of the curve since day one. Firestone now makes about 8,000 different tires for all kinds of vehicles — including tires for 1986 Subaru XTs.

You can't go wrong with Bridgestone for Subaru XT tires, too. Bridgestone Tire Company Ltd. was founded by Shojiro Ishibashi in Japan in 1931 and merged with The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1990. Today, Bridgestone Tires has more than 50 production facilities and 55,000 employees throughout the Americas! It remains a global leader in tire technology and rubber products, providing exceptional service, tires, and more to drivers around the world. As Shojiro Ishibashi put it, Bridgestone is dedicated worldwide to "serve society with superior quality." That means you can find superior quality Bridgestone tires for a 1986 Subaru XT and drive with peace of mind.

Subaru XT Tire Installation & Rotation

Firestone Complete Auto Care installs more tires on more cars than most other companies. We're your one-stop shop for tire installation, rotation, and ongoing maintenance! Buy 1986 Subaru XT tires online and schedule your installation when it's convenient for you. Many stores are on weekends and into the evening to fit your schedule.

1986 Subaru XT Tire Questions

Inspecting and caring for your tires is one of the best ways to help them last. Get answers to common Subaru XT tire questions and learn how to care for new tires.

  • Why check Subaru tire inflation? The right tire inflation helps increase fuel economy, improve braking time, and boost tire lifespan! The right tire pressure can make all the difference. Even a small change in tire pressure can impact your driving.
  • Why are there numbers on the side of my Subaru XT tires? Your tire sidewall numbers tell you the recommended load carrying capacity, speed rating, treadwear, traction, and tire size. Talk to a tire technician to learn how to read Subaru tire numbers.
  • Can I check the tread depth on my Subaru tires at home? Stay on top of your tire tread depth to help avoid a dangerous drive. You can check tread depth with a penny. Hold the penny so that Abraham Lincoln is facing you, then place your penny into a tread groove upside down. If you can see the top of Abe’s head, your tread is shallow and it might be time for new Subaru XT tires.