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Old 11-10-2001, 08:05 PM   #1
FormerSubTech
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Default torn between Potenza 950 and Dueler H/L for Forester

I'm getting ready to replace the 205/70-15 tires on my 2000 Forester. the Dueler H/L's seem like a logical upgrade over the Dueler H/T's that it came with. the potenza RE950 alos looks like a god choice, especially since it can be had in the slightly lower 65 series profile.

we do go camping several times a year where we need to drive on gravel rods and off road a bit and perhaps once or twice a year to the snow. other than that, the car sees all highway.

I know with the 65 series, I'd loose a little tire circumpherence but it seems minimal.

would appreciate any advice.

oh, and I plan to install the FHI 18mm rear sway bar if that matters.

thanks!

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Old 11-11-2001, 08:48 AM   #2
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Got to http://tirerack.com They have all kinds of info. If you go with a 215/65/15 you will have a wider tire with better handling than you'd have with 205/70/15 tires. At Tire Rack take a look at the specs of the tires you're interested in. Some of the 215/65/15 are just about the same overall diameter as the 205/70/15 H/T's.

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Old 11-15-2001, 05:30 PM   #3
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I'd also go with 215/65R15s. The extra width helps in sand because they float better. That compensates for the tiny loss in ground clearance. 215/70R15 will also fit.

I was in the same boat last year, and ended up getting an aftermarket Plus One set of alloys and 225/60R16 tires, which I love. Mine were $643 delivered, but I got a special on wheels from http://www.discounttiredirect.com/.

They were just $75 per rim, and I sold my steel ones for $100 for the set, so my net cost was just $200 for the upgrade. Totally worth it.

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Old 11-16-2001, 07:01 PM   #4
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FomerSubTech:

Off topic, but can you fill us in about being a former Subaru technician? I noticed your interesting username and saw the brief description in your profile. Which dealer did you work at? Any interesting behind-the-scenes stories about our vehicles?

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Old 11-16-2001, 07:34 PM   #5
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I worked at Diablo in Walnut Creek between 1985 and 1992. I did a lot of transmission (manual & auto), electrical, fuel injection and engine work. I avoided regular maintenance work like brakes & services etc. too boring.

I'm a computer weenie now working in silicon valley at a (still profitable) high tech firm.



I even know what an FF1 is and what a 360 is. :P
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