2017 Forester XT touring CVT
I am about to replace the worn out Dunlops on the wifey's Mazda MPV so I have been doing some serious tire research. To some degree I have narrowed it down to either the Falken Ziex ZE-512 or the Kuhmo Solus KH-16. Her tire size is as odd as our Forester oem tire size being that hers is 215/60/17 which is just 1" larger in wheel diameter. Since there are limited tire choices in that size I am either going to go with a 225/55/17 which drops the speed to 59mph when the speedo reads 60mph or I can also go with a 235/55/17 which puts the speed at 60mph when the speedo reads 60mph. I have a greater selection in the 225/55/17 where the 235/55/17 is somewhat limited but there are some good options. I have read many reviews on various sites but I cannot fully convince myself on a tire. I have read many Falken reviews where people either like em or hate em. The kuhmos on the other hand have had less negative reviews. I have also looked into Good Year Tripletreds, Toyo Proxes TPT, Michelin Hydroedge, & Cooper lifeliner sle. At this point Falken is my 1st choice with Kuhmo coming in 2nd. I know some of you guys are riding on the ZE-512's so I want to hear your thoughts. If anyone is riding on the the other tires I mentioned please let me hear what you have to say as well.