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Old 07-01-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Please help me out - Forester tire question (too much sidewall?)

Hello,

I have the opportunity to buy a set of local Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor tires in size 225/75/16 (they are LT tires). I tried to search but am at work so don't have a ton of time to put into researching this today.

They will be strictly winter tires, and I'd like to know if they will cause any issues on my otherwise bone stock 2004 Forester XT.

OEM specs:

Wheel: 16 x 6.5"
Tire: 215/60/16
Sidewall: 129mm

Wranglers I want to buy:

Wheel: same 16 x 6.5"
Tire: 225/75/16
Sidewall: 168.75mm

I realize the sidewall will be increased by 40mm, and, assuming this will fit in the wheelwells and not cause any rubbing, does anyone know if other more sinister problems can occur from bigger tires, say damage to the AWD system, suspension components, etc.?

The price for these (nearly new) tires is unbelievable, but there's another buyer so if I don't commit today I'm out of luck!

Thanks in advance!!

Tyler
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #2
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the 225/75-16 is over 3" taller and will not fit your car
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Yep, too tall. There is only one truck tire on the market that I'm aware of that will barely fit the car. That's the General Grabber AT 2. However, as a winter specific tire, I would not buy it for that purpose. There will be much, much better winter tires. On a relative scale to a true winter tire, the General Grabber will suck.

Your best option is to stick to around 26" to 27" tall tires of 225 width or narrower. You will be looking at true winter tires for this purpose. If you want good on-road/dry performance too, you will want to look at the various and good performance oriented winter tires.
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