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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
I got a nail through my side wall and was informed that it could not be repaired... I am quoted prices by several places in town for $175 for ONE tire and NO ONE HAS THEM IN STOCK!

They are on factory back order from everyone, I have called every yokohama tire dealer within 50 miles of where I live... the subaru dealer doesnt even have any :yell: :yell: :yell:

And to top it off, these damn 17" wheels, 225/55/R17 have NOTHING good available otherwise...

I am so pissed right now, I am going up to the woods this weekend and now I cant because im driving around on a freaking doughnut tire because apparently Yokohama temporarily stopped making a tire offered standard on brand new 09 vehicles :yell: W T F


What other tire sizes fit on the 09 17" XT rim?... I'm looking for something with a larger diameter.

edit: ok i've been playing with tire sizes, I'm looking for something with a longer sidewall to get a big more ground clearance... Does anyone know how large I can go before I start to rub?

Stock = 225/55/R17

Could i get up to 235/65/R17?
 

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Links to Tirerack won't work here (for reasons beyond our control), as you'll see if you click that link. Go there directly, and/or check out our supporting vendor Discount Tire Direct, who promises to match Tirerack's delivered price.
 

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Discussion Starter #4 (Edited)
Yea im on tire rack does anyone know if this will fit without rubbing?
Could i get up to 235/65/R17?

There are much more options for all-terrain tire at that size. (will they fit on the stock wheel?)

(approx 2.3" more diameter and 1cm wider)...
(not concerned about speedo)

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I just checked out the Discount Tire site - it has exactly the same sort of tire finder. And they have stores in Ohio! Yippee!

The reviews I've read on the OEM tires have not been very good, though I realize that getting something different means getting four new tires. While I would probably use a single punctured tire as an excuse to replace all four with the best I can find, I'm mad. Your mileage may vary.
 

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I just checked out the Discount Tire site - it has exactly the same sort of tire finder. And they have stores in Ohio! Yippee!

The reviews I've read on the OEM tires have not been very good, though I realize that getting something different means getting four new tires. While I would probably use a single punctured tire as an excuse to replace all four with the best I can find, I'm mad. Your mileage may vary.
Off topic, but when did you join? Glad to see another local.

On topic.

Good luck finding them. I would rather buy something a tad better, or maybe a member might be selling just one.
 

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I feel your pain! I had to replace one of my Geolanders with less then 1000 miles on it when i first got my forester. My situation was different (vandalism).

NO one had one locally and the only place that carried them was the dealer at $210 EACH! A local tire shop could order one for about $15 less and i'd have to wait. So i chose to go to the dealer.

I can't believe they stopped making them temporarily...In less then a year that i've owned the Forester, i've had to have the front passenger side tire repaired twice for getting punctured.
 

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I had a sidewall puncture about 4 months ago and I thought I had to buy new tires....well, good thing I didn't co'z the tire shop in my neighborhood fixed it up. I was skeptical at first, but after driving my "supposedly" unfixable puncture (per Costco etc.) for the last 4 months it's still good. I went on a mountain, unpaved, rough road just to test it out and it's still going strong. And that was a good $15 spent!
 
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