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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: 11,149
    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.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
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