I am running 215/70x16's, which are almost 28" in diameter.Can I add 225/65/16 to my forester? Since the stock dueler are crap... I want soft ride and a tad higher...
is the ride better then the duelers? i want a smooth ride and quite too..I am running 215/70x16's, which are almost 28" in diameter.
If you wanted a meaty look, you could go with with 235/60x16's as well. One problem with 225/65's is the very limited selection of tires in that size. Michelin Primacy MXV4 if you want a nice car like ride. This size is used on the recent Chrysler minivans, so I'm guessing there will be more of those on the market when the Chryslers start wearing out their tires.
For what it's worth, I am extremely happy with my BFG Long Trail T/A tours in 215/70x16; they ride well, don't make a lot of noise, and they seem as though they'll last a long time. I have 13-14k miles on them. There is a thread where I showed some pics...http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/215-70x16s-09-a-43823/. I like the taller look; closest spot is at the front of the rear wheel wells.
What pressure are you running in the Duelers? Stock recommendation is 30 front, 29 rear. I run maybe 33-35 in the fronts, with 1 or 2 lbs less in the rears. Lower pressures will reduce fuel mileage.is the ride better then the duelers? i want a smooth ride and quite too..
I wouldn't worry about the few lbs of extra weight. The off road type tires like Grabbers and AT/S's are probably more like 30 lbs. A bit more weight to accelerate and brake, and a bit more unsprung weight for the suspension to deal with.Got the tires everyone and I must say they are awesome. Is like I ride on clouds. One thing I am concerned is the weights. The Dueler were 23lbs and this new ones are 27. Something can go wrong? Let me know.
I agree. The car now feels like a town car but but a bit noisier in the suspension department. This tires are just awesome. Thank you again. The good thing is that I found someone to get my other tires for 250 and had the new ones installed for 640. Not a bad trade.I wouldn't worry about the few lbs of extra weight. The off road type tires like Grabbers and AT/S's are probably more like 30 lbs. A bit more weight to accelerate and brake, and a bit more unsprung weight for the suspension to deal with.
Like I said, I've had the MXV4's in four different generations on different cars, and when I've changed over, it has been amazing. My wife's 07 Civic has a set on it, and it made the car ride like the chassis was $10k more expensive.
They will also last you a LOT of miles.