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General Information

Name
: Grey Car
Year
: 2015
Make
: SJ
Model
: Ltd
Color
: grey (Ice Silver Metallic? [shrug] Grey.)

Modifications

Drivetrain
: Primitive lift, Whiteline rear LCAs, Cusco Touring-A struts, King Springs, '06 WRX STI 4-pot brakes (f), Cusco strut towers front and rear,
Interior
: AutoAnything CalTrend NeoSupreme seat covers (front),
Exterior
: Primitive skids (front, trans, r diff), Wilco Hitchgate Solo HC, Primitive rock rails, Superwinch Terra 45 on a Primitive winch mount, Rally Armor mudflaps
Audio
: factory
Lighting
: All incandescent bulbs inside and out swapped for LEDs, Morimoto 2-Stroke headlamps, Morimoto XB fogs, some DRL fog bezels I got from SubiSpeed, rear fogs with sequential turn and hazard, OEM JDM liftgate panel light,
Exhaust
: factory
Wheel and Tire
: Sparco Podio 17x7.5, Michelin Premier LTX 225/60R17; Sparco Terra 15x7.5, BF Goodrich KO2 235/75R15
Likes: OneAUout

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nice, the first and fourth shots look like they're straight from an ad!
 

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Your ride looks great and it also looks like you have a lot of fun with it. Thanks for sharing!

I just purchased a 2017 SJ Limited and have been pondering the Sparco Terra 15x7.5's and the BFG KO2 215/75R15's. (The just is super literal and this is actually my first post to this forum, hurrah!) I am wondering your thoughts on the ride of these tires on the Forester. (I have run these tires for a decade on my 2002 4Runner so know how they generally ride, but wondering specific ground feel on the Forester.) Also, have you collected any data on your fuel-economy loss in your car's shoes? Thanks so much for any beta.
 

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nice, the first and fourth shots look like they're straight from an ad!
Thanks! The first is somewhere up in the Sangre de Cristos, and the fourth is just below Cuchara Pass, both in Colorado. I think the camera on my phone is better than any actual camera I still have (do I still have one? hm.).
 
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Your ride looks great and it also looks like you have a lot of fun with it. Thanks for sharing!

I just purchased a 2017 SJ Limited and have been pondering the Sparco Terra 15x7.5's and the BFG KO2 215/75R15's. (The just is super literal and this is actually my first post to this forum, hurrah!) I am wondering your thoughts on the ride of these tires on the Forester. (I have run these tires for a decade on my 2002 4Runner so know how they generally ride, but wondering specific ground feel on the Forester.) Also, have you collected any data on your fuel-economy loss in your car's shoes? Thanks so much for any beta.
First, congrats, welcome, and good choice! On the highway, I run them at 37psi cold, and they do fine. They track well at speed and don't do anything weird if I have to brake hard. In town, they do very well and I haven't had any traction issues in the wet, but I drive like a grandpa so I'm not really pushing it. On dirt, even at 30psi, they are super comfy; at 25psi, they're downright luxurious. Going with the 15" Sparcos is a great call, I feel, especially if you're going to do more than just easy softroading. As far as mpgs, it's tough to say since usually when I'm wearing the BFGs, I also have the rack and basket on (I switch back to my all-seasons immediately after road trips), but in the few times I've headed to the local ORV areas without stuff on the roof, I'd say that I lose about 6mpg. It's noticeable but it's really not too bad (29-30ish down to 24-25ish on the highway; 24ish down to 17-18ish in town).

I will say, though, that the 235s do rub at full lock, and in reverse you can tear out pop clips on the part of the lower bumper where your fogs are. Honestly, I just kinda ballparked it when I got mine ("other folks on the forum say 235s will fit so I'm gettin' 235s!") without measuring or testing. I'm pretty curious about the difference between 215s and 235s. I don't have any experience with other brands, but these BFGs are wearing really well after about 9000mi, and I can see why there's more than a little brand loyalty.

Welcome to the family, cousin!
 

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First, congrats, welcome, and good choice! On the highway, I run them at 37psi cold, and they do fine. They track well at speed and don't do anything weird if I have to brake hard. In town, they do very well and I haven't had any traction issues in the wet, but I drive like a grandpa so I'm not really pushing it. On dirt, even at 30psi, they are super comfy; at 25psi, they're downright luxurious. Going with the 15" Sparcos is a great call, I feel, especially if you're going to do more than just easy softroading. As far as mpgs, it's tough to say since usually when I'm wearing the BFGs, I also have the rack and basket on (I switch back to my all-seasons immediately after road trips), but in the few times I've headed to the local ORV areas without stuff on the roof, I'd say that I lose about 6mpg. It's noticeable but it's really not too bad (29-30ish down to 24-25ish on the highway; 24ish down to 17-18ish in town).

I will say, though, that the 235s do rub at full lock, and in reverse you can tear out pop clips on the part of the lower bumper where your fogs are. Honestly, I just kinda ballparked it when I got mine ("other folks on the forum say 235s will fit so I'm gettin' 235s!") without measuring or testing. I'm pretty curious about the difference between 215s and 235s. I don't have any experience with other brands, but these BFGs are wearing really well after about 9000mi, and I can see why there's more than a little brand loyalty.

Welcome to the family, cousin!
Thanks so much for the reply. I really appreciate it!
 
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