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Need better traction on dirt roads (light mud) in 17 forester.

Considering A/T tires (Continental in OEM size), or doing 2" lift and moving to 215/75R15 BF Goodrich A/T KO2 (with new 15" MR502 wheels). Option 1 is $750, option 2 is $2500. Is lift worth the difference?
 

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Following as I am curious about this also on my 2014 Forester

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If you are only talking light mud and not rock climbing you have a few options. The continentals, yoko G015's pirelli AT plus (225/65r17) to stay with the stock rims. You could even go to KO2's in 225/65r17 but that is a heavy option.
 

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Honestly, KO2 are over kill for most and come with lots of penalties.

217/75/15 is the same diameter as stock, no lift would be required.
 

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225/65/17 should fit with the geolandar g015. I have been reading a lot on this and some say that some have experienced very slight rub on their aftermarket flaps when wheels are turned to full lock on brand new tires, but that was it.



hijacking incase anyone reads this and missed my post haha
very curious if anyone knows how to come up on a single stock 17" wheel. I have a 2015 xt and went down to 17x7.5s and will be running the 225/65/17 g015s but didnt have enough for 5th wheel with the ones I bought.
 

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Yes - rural roads that are mostly dusty with a few ruts, but after rains have light mud. I have made it through with OEM tires, but had to do a lot of wheel spinning, etc., in spots.
 

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thanks - after putting my hands around these tires in a store, I agree. I am leaning toward a Continental A/T tires in OEM wheel size. will price out and review with a local shop, and may spring for 2nd set of wheels to allow easy change.
 
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