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    Default Subaru forester xt tire size increase question

    Morning Forester Gents/Ladies

    My Dad drives a Subaru Forester XT and standard tire size is 215/55R17.
    I want to replace the now worn tires for him as a gift. I want to increase the size a bit.
    Would a 215/60R17 (Dunlop AT3) work or can one expect rubbing? It is about a 3.4% increase.
    Are we to expect problems with the spare wheel bed space?

    Thanks in advance
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    Default Re: Subaru forester xt tire size increase question

    Don't think you will get rubbing, but the space for the spare is tight.

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    Default Re: Subaru forester xt tire size increase question

    I drive 2007 model XT
    I have 215/60R17's on and there is no rubbing and it is no closer than the 225/55R17's I had on previously

    Only issue is spare wheel but you can keep existing one and just advise that he must not exceed 80 if he needs to have it on

    Or you can push it in with some effort and possibly deflating slightly (so you will need pump then)
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    Default Re: Subaru forester xt tire size increase question

    Thank you ever so much.
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    Default Re: Subaru forester xt tire size increase question

    Hi.

    I drive a 2011 S-Edition Forester with a tyre size of 225/55/17 and some manufactures have discontinued that size. I have replaced then with 235/55/17 and Im having no issues other than my spare wheel which I will replace next month.

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    Mike

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