Subaru forester 2.5xt Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Chengshan Sportcat CSC 701 (3) 95% 90% 100% 50% 100% 100%
Fulda SportControl (39) 92% 87% 84% 83% 85% 86%
Nexen N Fera SU4 (66) 91% 88% 84% 80% 80% 88%
Falken ZE914 (98) 89% 81% 84% 81% 82% 82%
Dunlop Winter Sport 5 (38) 83% 85% 78% 78% 87% 84%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003 (87) 91% 78% 83% 87% 71% 73%
Vredestein Quatrac 5 SUV (4) 87% 73% 80% 80% 70% 90%
Maxxis Victra Sport 5 (24) 86% 80% 78% 82% 62% 78%
Nexen N Fera RU1 (21) 82% 74% 75% 75% 75% 81%
Neuton NT Sport 2 (3) 87% 70% 67% 70% 73% 83%
Falken ZE912 (200) 82% 74% 75% 70% 71% 79%
Triangle TR998 (1) 80% 70% 70% 80% 60% 80%
Yokohama Geolandar G055 Blue Earth (12) 77% 55% 74% 66% 79% 77%
Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season (64) 80% 65% 75% 74% 72% 69%
Falken FK453CC (3) 77% 67% 63% 67% 63% 57%

Subaru forester 2.5xt Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Maxxis Victra Sport 5 given 89% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30 spirited miles
Maxxis really blew me away with this tyre. Not only did it outgrip my old potenza re003’s which I previously used as a benchmark, it also lasted longer. Only in one or two very rare occasions did I find myself struggling with grip and usually that was due to suspension components at their limit. I felt very comfortable driving with these tyres and would definitely buy again
tyre reviewed on 2023-02-28 02:48:41
Writing about the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season given 92% (225-55-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 spirited miles
Replaced Bridgestone Duellers at 37000kms on Subaru Forester. Scorpians have very good grip wet and dry are quieter and give better fuel economy. Subaru also handles better, feeling steadier while cornering fast. So far I would buy again
tyre reviewed on 2022-06-21 10:51:53
Writing about the Nexen N Fera SU4 given 81% (225-55-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 25000 average miles
Excellent on wet track! I've traveled more than 40,000 km and are still very good. Attention to the correct calibration (use 33lbs).
tyre reviewed on 2020-07-01 16:19:10
Writing about the Falken ZE914 given 87% (215-55-17-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 2000 spirited miles
These Falkens replaced a set of barely worn Fuldas, whilst no complaints about grip in any weather the road noise and ride quality became unbearable. Decided to try this set after my daughter's good experience with Falkens on her Honda Civic, they were really well priced too. Only been on a couple of thousand miles but am impressed, especially considering how cheap they were to buy, reasonably quiet and the ride quality is much improved, dry grip is good enough, wet grip is superb, though a Forester is forgiving anyway the car feels extremely stable on the road, i've tried to unstick it on some quiet wet surfaces today, nope won't have it. Can't comment on wear rate obviously, but daughter's Honda is driven rapidly, scratch that, it's thrashed mercilessly and the wear rate has been impressive, seeing as they only come with about 7mm of new tread it's just as well they wear ok. Will definately buy Falkens again if they continue in this manner. Regards Lew
tyre reviewed on 2020-04-28 16:00:06
Writing about the Chengshan Sportcat CSC 701 given 100% (245-40-19-S)
Driving on a combination of roads for 40000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2020-02-26 23:02:50
Writing about the Fulda SportControl given 80% (215-55-17-W)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5000 spirited miles
These were fitted to the Forester XT 2.5 turbo when we bought it used.
I cannot fault them for grip wet or dry, never once did the traction control light flash up, never once did the car feel light no matter how hard it was pushed or how fast one might pull away on a roundabout or junction wet or dry.
They were not used during winter because we have a full set of winter tyres on wheels.
However i have removed and replaced them, barely worn, and the reason is the hard ride and the road noise, but they were probably 6 years old as the car does very little mileage, even now it's only covered 33,000.

If you don't mind road noise and ride quality then these are really very good.

Just out of interest they have been replaced with Falken ZE914 (not yet driven on the road as it's January so still on the winter set) , purely because they have proved to have good grip in normal wet or dry conditions and are wearing well on my daughter's hard driven Civic.
tyre reviewed on 2020-01-15 22:07:27
Writing about the Vredestein Quatrac 5 SUV given 50% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2019-12-17 17:53:59
Writing about the Dunlop Winter Sport 5 given 73% (215-65-16-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 5000 spirited miles
I put these tyres on my Subaru Forester XT just before the first snow storm of the winter. It hit pretty hard wit a lot of ice and very very slippery snow, quite deep at some places. I drive through one of the hardest mountain passes where i live almost on a weekly basis and a good tyre is crucial. The Dunlop WinterSport 5 preformed much better than i expected initially in acceleration, corner grip and braking in dry and uncleaned snow. We had some heavy rain since and the tyre preformed very well in the wet as well. Very little aqua planning in some big puddles but all well controlled. In short - The tyre is predictable with high levels of grip. I dunno about noise - i drive a subaru - everything is noisy on a subaru.
tyre reviewed on 2018-12-05 22:22:49
Writing about the Yokohama Geolandar G055 Blue Earth given 56% (215-55-17-)
Driving on for 0 miles
I bought geolandar SUV (G055) on 7/2015 for my MY 2006 Subaru forester xt ( 230 ps) with the expectation to be the closest equivalent to factory fitted GEOLANDARS.
The absolut dissapointment...
Fyi the country used is Greece. 70% road usage, 15% snow usage for skiing and 15% semi off road for hunting or vacations. To make the long story short.
Cornering and braking in wet road is simply impossible. Snow behavior was simply ok , noise level was quite noticeable especially at speeds above 120 kph. The only remarkable point with these is the extreme duration they present. After 70k klm in 2 years they seem to have life for 15-20k klm more... But No thanks ... time to try Crossclimates +

Best regards
tyre reviewed on 2017-08-16 10:36:39
Writing about the Neuton NT Sport 2 given 80% (225-45-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 average miles
Really good tyres, plenty of grip in the dry or wet, great for road noise.
tyre reviewed on 2017-07-26 10:10:40
Writing about the Nexen N Fera RU1 given 82% (225-50-18-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
Coming from Fallen Azenis Fk453CC 235/50R18, the Nexen N'Fera RU1 225/50R18 were lighter in weight and on the steering column. The ride is comfortable and quieter while fuel consumption seems to be better as expected switching from 235 to 225 width!

For the price, Nexen RU1s are definitely highly recommended tires!
tyre reviewed on 2017-04-13 04:29:59
Writing about the Triangle TR998 given 74% (215-65-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 600 easy going miles
We bought one for our Subaru Forester as we needed one before we went away to ingelmills so we bought one and I must say for a budget tyre it's not that bad other people have said don't go near them but as I work in the tyre industry fitting and balancing them they are great will buy again
tyre reviewed on 2017-03-11 19:04:45
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