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Hi so I just got a '16 forester and I want to change my wheels out to a more off road capable set up without lifting it. I live in south Florida so mostly mud sugar sand nothing very rocky or steep. Thinking about going w 16s or staying with OEM size and getting 17s. I was thinking either AT KO2 or the Grabbers. Any advice or info can offer me would be greatly appreciated
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Welcome to the site, Nmart88!

You could also go 15-inch and run all-terrain tires. The taller sidewall you'll get with a 15-inch combo may increase off-road performance and a 15-inch combo is typically easier on the wallet.

Check out this thread: 15" Method Rally Wheels | SubaruForester.org
 

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If you stay with 17's you can go with Conti AT, Pirelli AT Plus, Toyo AT2 or KO2's. The KO2's look most aggressive but add more weight per wheel. I am looking at the Pirelli AT plus myself. There is another person on here suing those too, don't remember the name but you can use the search to find the thread.
 

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New wheels for '16 Forester

Thanks!
Gonna look into those. Do you think 225/70/17 will fit without rubbing or at least not rubbing too bad?
 

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Thanks for the link that's definitely an option just not sure if I want such tall sidewalls for my daily driver.
 

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Gonna look into those. Do you think 225/70/17 will fit without rubbing or at least not rubbing too bad?
That is almost 2 extra inches of tire. Some have run 235/65r17 which is right around the 29 inch mark. The 70 would be an additional .4, might be too much depending on the tire manufacture as not all 225/70's will be the exact same height. I did the compare on tire size comparison, not sure there are any made that size, you probably have to drop to 215, those would fit as they are 28.9 but there are only 3 options.
 

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225/70/17 are most likely going to rub, and Canada2018 is right about diameter.

I just wrapped 17x8 et40 Black Rhino Boxer rims in 225/65r17 Yokohama Geolandar G015 tires after doing a ridiculous amount of research. If I were lifted, I'd probably have gone 235/65r17 after seeing a couple others' cars.
 

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Been loving my KO2's. 225/65's. Stock wheels just picked up a 5th on eBay.
Oooohhhh! I need these!!

@Damien M - so after months of driving how did the KO2's work out? I do 75% highway so any idea how they perform in those conditions? Cheers
 
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