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Looking for options-Lifted FXT

I'm having trouble finding the right AT tire for my lifted 07 FXT. Most guys are running a 215/70-16, but for a variety of reasons I am looking to keep my OE 17x7 et48 wheels.

I would like to find something in a 215/65-17, but have so far found nothing. The only tire close is the 225/60-17 Geolander AT-S, which you don't carry?

What would you recommend for these type tires (Toyo Open Country H/T, General Grabber AT-2, Yokohama Geolanders AT-S, Maxxis Barvo AT-771, and Bridgestone Deulers H/T 689) in a 27.5in-28in tall tire with 215-225 section width for a 17x7 wheel?


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In a 215/65R-17 the tires are all street tires. Have you seen this thread showing an off road look? It sounds like you are after a look like this?

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...er-now-332377/


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In a 215/65R-17 the tires are all street tires. Have you seen this thread showing an off road look? It sounds like you are after a look like this?

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...er-now-332377/
Those are the tire types I am after, but I want to run LGT brakes so 15" wheel is too small.

Can DTD get the Geolander AT-S in 225/60-17?

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I bought my 225x60x17 Geolander Ats' earlier this year at Discount Tire. Did they drop this tire?
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I bought my 225x60x17 Geolander Ats' earlier this year at Discount Tire. Did they drop this tire?
Not on their site.

How's your fitment? I figure I'l need to massage the front fender liners with a heat gun, but otherwise they should clear the rear spring perch OK.

Edit: I see you have an SH, so fitment will be different.

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Fitment is good, absolutely no rubbing . Front perch to tire clearance is roughly about an inch. I was thinking that a slightly taller (65 series) might fit, but rubbing on full lock would become an issue.
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my dad lifted his forester by pulling shock mounts and drilling new holes a couple inches lower he fits toyo mud terrain under his 2001 not a lot of lift but clears his over sized tires and he tows a tent trailer everyweekend and no problems till you turn sharp.
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215/65/16 General Grabber AT2. SKU# 15463700000
16"s should clear your calipers. My local dealer is putting those on crosstreks with a one inch lift. I ordered some on Friday for my 03 running a 1.5" lift.
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If your running lgt brakes a 16" wheel will not fit. I have the same issue. I am going to try and run the cooper discoverer in a 235 60 17 if I can manage it to fit. Although I'll be running a wheel with a 42 offset and 17x7.5
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215/65/16 General Grabber AT2. SKU# 15463700000
16"s should clear your calipers. My local dealer is putting those on crosstreks with a one inch lift. I ordered some on Friday for my 03 running a 1.5" lift.
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If your running lgt brakes a 16" wheel will not fit. I have the same issue. I am going to try and run the cooper discoverer in a 235 60 17 if I can manage it to fit. Although I'll be running a wheel with a 42 offset and 17x7.5
Yoko makes a 225/60-17 AT-S. I just can't find anyone online that has 'em.

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Yoko makes a 225/60-17 AT-S. I just can't find anyone online that has 'em.
Discount tire carries them. They ordered them for me when I went in store.

Tirerack and discount tire both should carry them online.

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Discount tire carries them. They ordered them for me when I went in store.

Tirerack and discount tire both should carry them online.

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I swear that wasn't on their site when I posted

Edit: Just says what they say below, special order available.

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Those are the tire types I am after, but I want to run LGT brakes so 15" wheel is too small.

Can DTD get the Geolander AT-S in 225/60-17?
Yes, we don't stock them but we can special order them in for you. Give us a call for a price and an accurate ETA. We're finishing up some Pre 4th of July weekend sales/rebates so if you are serious about buying, now is a great time to call: 1.888.459.4080

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Yes, we don't stock them but we can special order them in for you. Give us a call for a price and an accurate ETA. We're finishing up some Pre 4th of July weekend sales/rebates so if you are serious about buying, now is a great time to call: 1.888.459.4080
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