Last post on Jun 14, 2012 at 9:41 AM
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Subaru Forester, Tires, SUV
#1 of 3 tires on 2012 forester
Jun 13, 2012 (2:49 pm)
Our lease is up and it looks like we will move to a 2012 forester. I notice that it has low profile tires. Anyone notice a harsher ride with these tires over previous models with "normal" tires?
#2 of 3 Re: tires on 2012 forester [robert142]
Jun 14, 2012 (7:26 am)
Not at all, our 09 has the 17" rims and it's got a very compliant ride. The suspension has plenty of travel in it.
My only complaint is the tires cost a bunch more than before.
#3 of 3 Re: tires on 2012 forester [ateixeira]
Jun 14, 2012 (9:41 am)
That's for sure. I spent about $800 (after rebates!) on a new set for my '10 Forester a couple months ago.
I think the ride is firm, but, yes, compliant. I put 16" rims (from a previous gen Forester) on it with my winter tires, and I don't notice a change in the ride, though the winter tires do muffle the road noise bit more.