TripleTread discontinued my size??? - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 2
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: Forester
TripleTread discontinued my size???

I want Goodyear Triple Treads for my 2001 Forester L but they have discontinued my OEM size 205 70R 15. Can I substitute 215 70R 15 or 205 65R 15 tires that will fit? If so what would be the advantages/disadvantages?

I've used the various tire calculators and both sizes seem like they would fit.

I really want the Triple Treads.

Thanks for your advice.
WB
wiiamcthomas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-19-2010, 07:52 PM
has awakened!
 
2.5x_sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Newberg, OR
Posts: 20,469
Car Year: 2007
Car Model: Forester Sports XT
Transmission: 4EAT
I see this is your first post, so welcome to the forum from Oregon!

Did you use this tire/wheel calculator? To me the 215/65-15 is a better match than the 205/65-15 or 215/70-15 & 225/65-15 is even better.

Disadvantage - larger/wider tires cost more & more traction may reduce your gas mileage.
Advantage - more rubber on the ground means better traction.

Bobby...

My MODding Journal

'07 FSXT - COBB Surgeline dyno Protune - Stage 1+
'03 X +AVO turbo kit = XT (son's)
'95 Neon Sport

Last edited by 2.5x_sleeper; 02-20-2010 at 09:22 AM.
2.5x_sleeper is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 06:22 AM
Super Moderator
 
flstffxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Coon Rapids, MN
Posts: 7,771
Car Year: 2008
Car Model: Forester X Premium
Transmission: 5MT
I really like my triple treads for just about every thing. However I was robbed of a little bit of fuel mileage, I also went from 215/60-16 to 225/60-16 so 10mm wider and 12mm taller. The added tire size may be to blame in my case.

I also agree with Bobby on the 215/65-15 tire size being a better fit.

His - 08 X Prem 5mt
Hers - 08 X 4EAT
flstffxe is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: virginia
Posts: 2
Car Year: 2001
Car Model: Forester
Thanks for your advice.
WB
wiiamcthomas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > Technical Forums and Vehicle Assistance > Tire and Wheel Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome