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Hi everyone. I just picked up a new (to me) 2017 Forester 2.5i and it's going to need new tires soon. I have seen that people are putting 15" wheels on after usually having a lift kit. Im wondering what size tire i can run on a 15" wheel with no lift? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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G'day & Welcome aboard @CentralCoastFoz17

A lift makes a bit of difference but not a lot as the size is still limited by the front spring perch.

The size you fit will depend on the 15" wheel and its offset plus if you're using spacers (which I do not recommend BTW).

Browsing some of the existing threads here may give you some idea:
https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/2017-touring-235-65-17-no-lift-possible-796919/

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/will-235-65r17-hankook-dyapros-fit-784901/

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbul...eel-change-better-traction-dirt-roads-796473/
 

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225/70R-15 works well and no lift kit is required. This size is just slightly taller when compared to the stock tire size.

There are quite a few solid wheel choices to select from such as the KMC Bully, Method MR502, Method MR701, Black Rhino Boxer, and Black Rhino Rumble - just to name a few.

If we can help you select a new combo that's right for you shoot us a PM and we'll make sure you're taken care of!
 

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205/75-15 will be just a tiny bit smaller or the same size as stock depending on the exact tire used. BFG KLO2 will be at the same 27.6 inches, the Geolander GO15 all terrain tires are just a little smaller.

Even with a lift you can't go over 28.5 or so inches because at that size you'll have like a pencil's width between the tire and the spring perch. If you had some extreme offset wheels you could go larger I suppose, but that would require some fender modifications because the tires would be sticking out a lot further then normal.
 
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