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Greetings forum! Time to buy new rubber for the wife's Forester. Any recs/testimonials/warnings on 17" tires you've purchased to replace the OEM Geolanders? Snow and rain aren't typically an issue - nor do we need off-road capabilities. Looking forward to suggestions.l
 

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We now have more than 10k miles on the Michelin X-Tour A/S tires we bought at Costco in Fall 2018. These are the "big box" version of the Defender, by all accounts identical, but when on sale very cheap at Costco.

Very happy with them for normal highway and local driving, including trips from Philly to Detroit, Vermont, and South Carolina. Quieter and better-riding than the Geolandars, and comparable fuel economy. I've never pushed the car hard enough to notice any difference in handling, but these tires are very highly rated by Consumer Reports.
 

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There are many solid tires now days for your Subaru Forester. Tires are a product of compromise, or in other words, no single tire can score 5 out 5 in all performance areas. Ultimately the right tire model for you will depend on the conditions in which you drive most as well as the performance attributes you need the tires to deliver. If we can help you choose the right tire for your conditions please let us know.
 

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I have 15K miles on Continental TerrainContacts and am very satisfied.
Ride quality is the same as the Yokohama Geolanders that came with it. I sold the new take-offs for $100 each.

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We now have more than 10k miles on the Michelin X-Tour A/S tires we bought at Costco in Fall 2018. These are the "big box" version of the Defender, by all accounts identical, but when on sale very cheap at Costco.
I called Costco last week and this is what they pushed. This is also the path of least resistance. Having said that, I'll do a bit more research.
 

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Anything is better than the Geolanders!

Currently have Bridgestone RE003, with 57,000 km’s On them. No complaints, but I had the RE002 and RE001’s on a previous car, so I knew I’d like them.

Next set will be either Michelin Pilot Sport 2’s (235/50/17), Pilot Sport 4 (225/50/17, or 215/55/17).

If the Pilot Sport 4S is available in the 17” in your Country, they are worth a look. They get an excellent rating all round, especially with wet and dry handling and braking.

Checkout:
tyrereviews.uk
1010tires (tyre calc with optional sizes)
willtheyfit (tyre and wheel calc)
 

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What are your thoughts on the Permier A/S on the 2015 Forester? What kind of driving conditions do you usually encounter?
Hi sorry so tardy. I like them. Stiffer sidewall. do fine in Winter in Maine for 2 seasons. I compare them to the original geos.
mileage reduced 1.5 mpg. But they feel stickier. Much better at speed on the interstate with the stiffer sidewall. much better than the geo in rain. Including heavier than I would have thought.

giant difference: Grooved pavement. geos I had to slow down to 70 or 65 at least. It was squirrelly. Premiers: Noisy ain’t it 🤪. I do take a foot out but stability really is different. 80 is feasible. Two handed.

I generally drive mixed rough Maine secondary roads with multiple runs down I95 to Boston. On 128 around Boston I don’t want hydroplaning or any tire problem. Th


they are quieter than the geo

they look runty is a negative. Look funky with an empty gas tank. The tread doesn’t look deep. It just takes a long time to wear off. I would love a more aggressive looking tread and tire, but these do what I need going down the road.

War and Peace for ya 🤓. Any specifics ask i will try and check in a couple days. I have problems with the site now, this the inactivity.
 
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