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I have a Stock 2018 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring. What is the largest tire size I could install with no issues? I have two ideas for the wheels, either the stock alloy 17" or 16" steel wheels. I have 16" steelies on for winter and I love them. The roads are rough where I live and I like having a wheel that can bend a little, be repaired easily and allows tire with a larger sidewall. Probably going to use a 16" wheel.

What is the largest tire size I could install with NO ISSUES (rubbing, ect...) on a 16" and/or 17" wheels?

Recommendations for all terrain tire brand?

I tried searching for this info on other posts, but there are a lot of posts to sift through. It was a little bit of a overload. I have also learned that sometimes if you want a specific answer maybe you should ask a specific question.

Thanks for reading and any and all help will be appreciated!
 

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What size tires did you put on Canada2018?

I am thinking about buying a set of WRANGLER TRAILRUNNER AT - SIZE: 225/75R15 or GEOLANDAR A/T G015 - SIZE: 225/70R16. From what I read those shouldn't rub, if they do they shouldn't rub much.
 

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Mine are 235/65/17 which is approx 28.2 the size you are looking at is close to the same. I didn't compare 225 I did compare 215 which is also 28 inch.

Edit: Size should have been 235/60/17.... not 65, that would make then 29
 

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225/70R16 are 28.4, like you wrote, pretty much the same as yours Canada 2018. Do you have any issues with rubbing?

I am now leaning toward a set of TOYO OPEN COUNTRY A/T 2 225/70R16. I don't think they make GEOLANDAR A/T G015 in the size I want anymore, I found them on Tire Rack, but no where else. The TOYOs look pretty bad ***.
 

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If you want an even smoother ride you can go down to 16" wheels, super smooth!

Picked up the Toyo tires today, they do not look as aggressive as they did in the pictures online, but they will do. Will give me an extra .5" lift over stock, smoother/softer ride and a lot better off road traction.
 

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I've been looking at the g015 in a 225 65 17 ornl the cooper's at3 in a 235 60 17. From what I've seen online both of these should work without issue

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I installed the Toyo Open Country A/T 2s (225/70/16) and I love them. They fit with no issues, but I wouuldn't go any bigger. No rubbing, but they have filled the wheel wells pretty good. Ride is better and there is noticeable ride height increase.

Natedog and orgwizard you guys might want to look at 235/65/17 too. Canada 2018 says they fit good.

Awesome and fun site to play with and compare different sizes: https://tiresize.com/calculator/
 

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Man that's a thing of beauty, and a bit more ground clearance to boot


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I installed the Toyo Open Country A/T 2s (225/70/16) and I love them. They fit with no issues, but I wouuldn't go any bigger. No rubbing, but they have filled the wheel wells pretty good. Ride is better and there is noticeable ride height increase.

Natedog and orgwizard you guys might want to look at 235/65/17 too. Canada 2018 says they fit good.

Awesome and fun site to play with and compare different sizes: https://tiresize.com/calculator/
Sorry guys, I went back and edited that post... should have read 235/60/17 in Cooper AT3, although people have used 235/65/17 some have experienced negative results, Barkley for one from here, there is a thread with his experience. Other have had success so I think with stock rims it might not work but if your buying rims then probably 38 to 42 offset for this size would make it a better experience. That being said, I love the 235/60/17 in the Cooper, with the swaybar upgrade it still corners quite nicely also :)
 
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