I was told the full size spare will not fit where the donut spare is stored, you will not be able to shut the trunk lid entirely.Yeah, glad my '03 came with a fullsize. Altho I do have to deflate it almost completely to get it to fit in the spare tire well with the bigger A/T tire on it.
Nonsense. See: http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f72/full-size-spare-09-forester-52279/I was told the full size spare will not fit where the donut spare is stored, you will not be able to shut the trunk lid entirely.
Anyone tried this on the 2009 - 2010?
Why take a chance. It takes about a minute to install the Fuse. Its not a big deal.After further questioning of their manager they got back to me the next day and said that the ¼ was really more of a “Subaru cover your donkey” measurement and they believed that you could actually go up to 1 inch circumference difference but would not want to go over this.
I'd rather have it on the bottom so I don't have to empty the entire boot of camping gear if I get a flat!You could look at the bright side of this situation: At least the tire is inside the car instead on the bottom of it like many others! And I do believe others are right; you can fit a full size in there. It's not a bad idea to keep a pump attached somewhere in the trunk as well because yes, it seems like it'll be a tight fit.