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Hey guys,

Looking for the tire sizes I'd be safe to slap on my new subie without a lift (for now). I may be lifting it in the future, but am looking for a tire/rim combo that'd work for now and later with limited/no rubbing. I see reddit threads where guys are throwing on BFGoodrich KO2's or Grabber AT2's.

What sizing am I looking at that would work? Or am I out to lunch here trying to get away without a lift? Sorry I don't have a ton of experience with even simple car mods and could use a hand.

Stock Tires: 225/60 R17 Yokohama

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You can fit a pretty sizable tire on a stock height 2nd Gen. I’m running 225/70/16. They don’t rub at all at stock height. They are very close but totally clear the wheel wells.
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Ok that's good to hear. I'm looking to use these mostly for winter driving in the mountains (Great White North) then run the stocks as summers for commuting. Think I may have any major issues with snow/ice buildup?
 

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Ok that's good to hear. I'm looking to use these mostly for winter driving in the mountains (Great White North) then run the stocks as summers for commuting. Think I may have any major issues with snow/ice buildup?
Canadian checking in. I use 16"Forester XT rims with slightly narrower 215/70/16s for the winter. Slightly more space left in the wheel well over the 225/70/16. For the record I buy Walmart's Weathermaxx winter tires which are re-branded Nexen Winguard SUV winter tires.

For summer you can fit a 225/65/17 on the stock rims for a slightly larger size with no rub issues. That's where the KO2s come in.

Personal opinion: If you're looking for AT traction and aggressive look without sacrificing as much highway noise or loss in MPGs, the Falcon Wildpeak AT are available in stock size 225/60/17. Some major retailers (Costco, Walmart, Canadian Tire, etc) won't fit non-OEM sizes if the rims are on the car, so this is also a great option if you're in that situation.
 
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