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tires on 2012 forester

robert142robert142 Posts: 18
Our lease is up and it looks like we will move to a 2012 forester. I notice that it has low profile tires. Anyone notice a harsher ride with these tires over previous models with "normal" tires?


  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Not at all, our 09 has the 17" rims and it's got a very compliant ride. The suspension has plenty of travel in it.

    My only complaint is the tires cost a bunch more than before.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,507
    That's for sure. I spent about $800 (after rebates!) on a new set for my '10 Forester a couple months ago. :cry:

    I think the ride is firm, but, yes, compliant. I put 16" rims (from a previous gen Forester) on it with my winter tires, and I don't notice a change in the ride, though the winter tires do muffle the road noise bit more.
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