Looking for tire replacement experiences. I love a lot of things about my 2015 Forester 2.5 Touring, but I am disappointed by the jittery ride, especially with passengers. I just crossed the 5000 mile mark. I can feel every uneven wrinkle in the pavement. The dealer told me that this is to be expected and they won't help me make it better.
Today, I was on smooth pavement by my work, and after taking off from a light, and slowly rolling over some ridges in the road and getting my kidneys shaken, I thought I would explore what new tires could do.
I have the stock 18" Bridgestone Duelers 225/55/R18. The tread doesn't look that offroad-aggressive to my eye, but I'm not an expert. I've seen the references on this site and reviews on Tirerack that reflect poorly on this tire.
Should I expect tires to help with this, or is it purely of a suspension issue?
What I'm looking for are first-hand accounts of replacing the stock tire with a road tire to eliminate the jitteryness on the road. Does it make sense to use a passenger-vehicle tire like the Michelin Sport 230/50R18m, in order to achieve this? My climate is the Northwest, so it's generally rainy and rarely snowy. I'd keep the stock tires for snow if the better riding tires are no good in the snow.
I'd love to make the car more easier riding for long trips, too.
is improved dry/wet ride quality and reducing jitteryness and #2
is quietness. I can live with reduced capability on the trail, as this is more of a comuter, safe kid-hauler. At least for the next few years.
Thank you for reading. Looking forward to a solution,
EDIT: TIRE PRESSURE IS SPEC: ABOUT 31 PSI.