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Old 12-18-2012, 10:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Jeez. This is what I get for asking about car modding on a weenie car forum.

I've been lifting and 4X4ing and real trailing my Toyota trucks for years and I've lowered and resprung etc my cars forever. If you're careful and do things right, you're going to be fine and usually better than stock. Stock is meant to be conservative, soft and mainly cheap to produce. Aftermarket parts and tuning are nearly always better unless you do something wrong. Bigger tires when going from stock 265 to 305 like my FJ, yes, to you put more strain on the hubs axles etc but you learn to accept that for the better performance where you want it with that vehicle. Off road. Subie needs to be better in snow and rain and on the road. Slightly wider tires that are a much better tread and compound should help out quite a bit.
Subarus aren't Toyotas.


Well, AWD Subarus, anyways...


Meh, I put slightly bigger tires and lifted mine. If the axles go at 80,000 instead of 100,000 then I'll put new axles in and move on. No big deal.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:21 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Where did you find these? Tire rack isn't listing that size.

I got them at America's Tire, apparently they are a "weird" size that only a couple of different lines of tires come in.
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I got them at America's Tire, apparently they are a "weird" size that only a couple of different lines of tires come in.
It is an oddball size. I was looking at the wrong tire anyway. They list your tire in the size.
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Old 12-24-2012, 12:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ninja.... I am no parking garage expert, but that looks like The Ridge at Tahoe. Thanks for the pics. I am not in need of news tires yet, but will check them out as the time gets closer.
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Here are a couple photos of my meaty tires. Good quiet ride, very capable tires, loved them in south lake this past weekend.
Looks good! Since the OP was talking about Toyotas, here's a Tire Size Calculator at the Tacoma World website that shows the difference between any two tire sizes and how the change effects the speedometer/odometer:

Tire Size Calculator - Compare Tire Sizes
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Ninja.... I am no parking garage expert, but that looks like The Ridge at Tahoe. Thanks for the pics. I am not in need of news tires yet, but will check them out as the time gets closer.

Hey Sammy,
Good guess, as we are up in Tahoe a lot, but that's back at home in SJ. We will be up there again soon in the New Year.
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Whoa..... Not even close! Missed it by 250 miles and 8000 feet.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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There are no Michelin 235x60 - 17s, I think he meant 235x55-17 which is what I have been rolling on with 2011 for 30K miles. No problems
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Michelin sells the Primacy MXV4, the Xice xi2, and the Energy LX4 in the 235/60-17 size. See Tire Rack.
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I'm interested in the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 in 235/60/17. If your Michelins in that size dont rub then the Coopers shouldn't either. I really like the additional siping on the Coopers vs the Yokohamas.

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