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new tires for a 2005 subaru forester x

mr10mr10 Posts: 4
edited July 23 in Subaru
what type of tires do you recommend for our 2005 subaru forester x

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,567
    What do you want from the tires? :D
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • mr10mr10 Posts: 4
    We live north of Boston so we are looking for something all seasonal with good treadwear.It is used mostly around town with some highway driving...Thanks
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    I recommend the Nokian WR G2. It is a fabulous tire which is snow-rated but which you can leave on year-round. Do some research on it. You will be impressed.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,567
    In addition, the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred can't be beat for treadwear and has very respectable snow and ice traction.
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • Second the recommendation for the Nokian WR-G2. I installed on my 03 Forester in Minnesota last fall, and we're having a mega-snow winter. The Forester/Nokian combo is unstoppable.

    My previous tires were the Nokian WR, great tire also but wore out in 30K miles. I left them on year-round.

    Sennat
  • Can I put larger tires on my 2006 Forester?
    I have 15" on it now.
    What size up is acceptable?
    I want mor eheight and hopefully lift.
    Also, please tell me where to get a fair priced body lift kit?
    any feedback is appreciated, thanks
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,567
    edited July 2010
    There is not a lot of clearance fore and aft in the wells, so you will not be able to up-size by much... maybe 1" of diameter. I think the stock size on that car is 215/60/R16, so another inch takes you to what, 215/65/R16. You might get away with 225/65/R16. It really all comes down to what the car will tolerate without rubbing. Stock on the 2009+ is 225/60/R16 (about 1/2" larger diameter than yours), and I am confident that could be interchanged with the older models.

    As far as a lift kit goes, I cannot help you...
    2010 Subaru Forester, 2011 Ford Fiesta, 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup, 1974 Ford Pinto Wagon
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I ran 225/60R16s on my 1998 and it never rubbed. Stock size was 215/60R16.

    That's not a big difference, though.

    Not sure about the 06s, but I doubt there is any less space in the wheel wells

    The Aussie Forester owners would swear by Lovell Springs, which gave you a 2" lift. They were never sold here because Americans rarely go beyond an orchard.

    Careful - some Ozzies lifted theirs 4" but they had issues with the driveshaft. There just isn't as much "slop" built in to these tight-tolerance Japanese cars.
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