Last post on Mar 23, 2012 at 4:04 AM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Tires, Hatchback, Wagon
#4 of 6 Re: Replace tires on 1999 Forester [xwesx]
Mar 22, 2012 (2:30 pm)
I'm doing the tire sizes by memory so I may be off on the middle numbers. I haven't yet tested fit because the potential replacements are on other rims and even if the bolt pattern fit, I'd probably have them remounted on the original rims.
I know that the spedometer and odometer would be off. What I'm more concerned with is the AWD. Will I mess up the AWD or something else by using the 225 tires?
#5 of 6 Re: Replace tires on 1999 Forester [bluefireangel]
Mar 22, 2012 (2:42 pm)
Regarding the AWD, it won't likely affect it as long as all four tires are the same size. If you need to use a spare at any time, though, it could be a bit of an issue (assuming stock spare) if used for any appreciable length of time.
#6 of 6 Re: Replace tires on 1999 Forester [bluefireangel]
Mar 23, 2012 (4:04 am)
You should most concerned about the tires rubbing. That's a potential safety issue - as in sudden blowout - life threatening.
Don't bother to go any further. This is a terrible idea.