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Just got done installing this setup onto my stock 09 Forester XT. Wheels are Method 17x8 +42 offset and tires are General G-MAX AS-05 S 235/55ZR-17. Fits is pretty good with no rubbing. Planning on doing struts sometime soon and might pick up a set of Swift spring to drop it down a little bit.

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Note that this thread is to record "proven setups" and not for fitment questions
For example:
-Tire brand and size (important since section width/ tread width/ overall diameter are different between manufacturers)
-Rim width and height
-Rim offset
-Any rubbing...if there was...was it minimal and bearable -or- too bad to keep going.
-Suspension (though this may change dynamics please verify all sizes used with X suspension)
-Using any spacers?
 

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2017 XT
Hankook Dynapro AT2 235/65r17 tires
LP Aventure LP-1 wheels 17x7.5 +35 offset
Slight rubbing on plastic fender liner at full lock, but nothing major.
Quieter than stock tires so far.
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2017 XC
Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons G2
235/65R17
BBS SR 7.5 x 17, offset 48
No spacers
Stock/factory suspension (no mods)
No rubbing at all. Ride is much smoother and quieter than with smaller tyres.
36 PSI

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2010 forester man I recently changed the stock 16" rims for old (around 2000) VW Golf 15" X 6" 38 offset. I then mounted BFGoodrich A/T 215/75 15 K02 tires. No lift on suspension. This setup works perfectly with no rubbing, very quiet on the road/hiway and the car still handles the twisties like it still had the connies. I run 35lbs on the street and air down for dirt. I am super happy with this setup and I gained about 3/4" lift since the tires are on nice narrow 6" wheels. This setup also doesn't change my speedo away from accuracy. The speedo and my gps read the same on flat straight roads.
 

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2010 Forester X mt 5speed, not lifted. I'm afraid I had a senior moment yesterday when I posted. The correct tire size on my car is LT 215/75 R15 A/T. Please forgive me. I'm pretty sure that 225s would definitely rub without some massaging on the fender linings. I believe the 2018s have larger wheel well openings so can fit larger tires without rubbing.
 

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Tyre brand and size: Yokohama Geolandar A/T 225/70/R16
Rim width and height: Sparco Assetto Gara MGS 16x7
Rim offset: +48mm
Any rubbing: no
Using any spacers: no
 

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@RuRuNV The info would be even better if we knew what model you have ;)

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Hi Kevin, I quess I dont understand what you mean. the little square above my name in all my posts has a vehical description of my car under it. Am I leaving something out of that description that people need to know? here in the states most cars don't have a diesel option. Some of us would like it if we did but sadly we don't. So our non turbo (X) models have the 2.5 petrol engines and the Xt models are 2.0L petrol engines. To my knowledge none of the foresters come with the 6 cyl engine. I prefer the low engine torque of the non turbo 2.5L engine plus a manual trans rather than the higher rev 2.0 turbo that some folks prefer with the 4EAT automatic trans.
 

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2017 Forester XT touring
Tire and size: Continental TerrainContact A/T 225/60/R17
Wheel: O.Z. Alleggerita 17 x 7.5 +48mm/ in anthracite finish
OE Suspension
No rubbing
No Spacers (although I am considering adding 3mm spacers, if I do I will re-post)
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Nothing fancy but encase anyone is searching for tire options I replaced factory Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 225 / 55R18 with Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus II 235 / 55R18. No problems with fitment and seem good so far. Haven't had them long enough for a real comparison but will share more after a few months of driving.
 
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