('14-'18) Why I went with 235/60 R17 on my stock '18 XT. Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S to be exact. - Page 2 - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for posting the awesome photos as well. That was a ton of snow in a couple of them. Glad to hear you are happy with their performance.
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Haha, got it man. I updated my profile a bit. So when can I group all the photos under the original post instead of having like 4 separate replies? And to hotlink the photos do I need one of those optional memberships?



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Just saw this thread and my mention in it. Glad my Foresters and pics helped you to go a similar route with yours. Sorry I haven't been as active on the forum as I used to and didn't see/answer your PM in time.

The 235/65 17 would have only given you very minor rubbing on the fender liner with or without a lift. Lift doesn't really affect it. Tires only slightly rub when steering near full lock at slow speeds like mostly in and out of parking spots. Just a minor amount of noise, but not enough for me to even put the effort into getting rid of it by heat gun and massaging the plastic. The rubbing gets less as the tires wear down.

Either way looks like you made a good choice that you are happy with in the Coopers. They definitely look good. I just went with the Hankooks because I wanted maximum lift, weight savings, and snow performance. The Coopers at the time didn't seem as good in the snow, which is very important to me but maybe the new model is comparable to the Hankook. Happy trails!


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So I figured out why my linked images aren't working. They're not on a SSL website meaning mine isn't https, and I think that's required here for hot linking which isn't on NASIOC. I tried to enable SSL on my site but man is that a job.

So yeah, back to Flickr for ease haha.

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Just saw this thread and my mention in it. Glad my Foresters and pics helped you to go a similar route with yours. Sorry I haven't been as active on the forum as I used to and didn't see/answer your PM in time.

The 235/65 17 would have only given you very minor rubbing on the fender liner with or without a lift. Lift doesn't really affect it. Tires only slightly rub when steering near full lock at slow speeds like mostly in and out of parking spots. Just a minor amount of noise, but not enough for me to even put the effort into getting rid of it by heat gun and massaging the plastic. The rubbing gets less as the tires wear down.

Either way looks like you made a good choice that you are happy with in the Coopers. They definitely look good. I just went with the Hankooks because I wanted maximum lift, weight savings, and snow performance. The Coopers at the time didn't seem as good in the snow, which is very important to me but maybe the new model is comparable to the Hankook. Happy trails!
Thanks man! And keep in mind they have a newer Hankook also.
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Well the XT didn't last long. Switched out for a 2019 Forester Sport. Don't miss the power as much as I thought I would. Then again, I'm at sea-level and it would probably be a lot different in the mountains.

Way cool that the Drag wheels did fit the new 2019 which has 5x114.3 as opposed to 5x100 of the 2018 Forester. Some quick phone pics.





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Awesome photos hotrodguru. Love the look of your new Forester. Your tire wheel package really complements the car.

We also appreciate the shout out on the Cooper Tire website.
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Awesome photos hotrodguru. Love the look of your new Forester. Your tire wheel package really complements the car.

We also appreciate the shout out on the Cooper Tire website.
It's the least I could do. Discount Tire has always taken care of all my tire and wheel needs.
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Thanks for the info and the great pictures. That is the same setup that I am planning to do. Still have to decide on a rim.
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It's the least I could do. Discount Tire has always taken care of all my tire and wheel needs.
Wish we had a Discount tire in Canada.

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Wish we had a Discount tire in Canada.
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