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Old 02-19-2014, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey there guys, new to the forum. A little history first... So last month my STi died and it was time for a new car. I was getting a little fed up with the STi beating me up anyway since I put a lot of highway miles on it every month. With the police in Canada impounding cars lately when they're a little bit "too spirited" I decided to go for comfort. I was just about to grab a new Caddy ATS but I decided I'd be right back where I started, a car with stiff suspension and begging for speeding tickets. So to be honest, an outback never once crossed my mind but while I was waiting to get my STi towed to the dealer for a repair estimate, the salesman managed to talk me into sitting in an Outback. Soooo, here I am, owning a car I never would have thought I'd own. I love it. Anyway, down to business, Even though I love this car I'm not a fan of the stocker Halogens (Retrofit on the way) the "chrome" everywhere (waiting for spring to paint) and the minute I bought the car I brought it to get real winters with studs put on. All season are no good to me on a Subaru. So since I spent well over a grand on the STi swapping rubber every season I've opted to just buy rims for summer tires and be done with the tire shops for awhile (except for rotations). Since I'm out at work I don't have access to my OB and I can't for the life of me find a reliable source for what the stock 17 inch rims offset is on the 2014 3.6 Limited is. I plan on going up to 17s for the summer, probably with these bad boys
https://www.canadawheels.ca/index.ph...&selectcheck=1
Anyone know what the ET is on my rims (and I do match the ET on new rims right? Even if they're 17s) I'm also a little perplexed with the whole "upsizing" tire sizes but the shop can probably help me with that. Sorry for the long rant for such a short question but I've been reading this forum for weeks and I might as well jump right in here! Thanks for the help
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Stock offset is +55 I believe. +45 will work fine. I have +45 on my 2012. It's hard to find wheels with an offset as high as +55.
You'll want to get hubcentric rings for the wheels to match up the hub size. Also you'll likely need "tuner" lug nuts as the stockers usually won't work with aftermarket wheels. You may want to check out:http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/home.do? and http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/resul...r=3.6R+Limited

The prices are much better than in Canada. They will ship to Canada will all duties, taxes and shipping included in the price.
If you happen to live near the border, have them shipped to the nearest The UPS Store on the USA side and pick them up there. Discount will do free shipping to the USA plus free mounting and balancing if you buy the wheels and tires from them.
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Perfect, I appreciate the help.
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Stock offset is NOT +55, it's +48. Between +35 and +50 is a safe range.
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Hey there guys, new to the forum. A little history first... So last month my STi died and it was time for a new car. I was getting a little fed up with the STi beating me up anyway since I put a lot of highway miles on it every month. With the police in Canada impounding cars lately when they're a little bit "too spirited" I decided to go for comfort. I was just about to grab a new Caddy ATS but I decided I'd be right back where I started, a car with stiff suspension and begging for speeding tickets. So to be honest, an outback never once crossed my mind but while I was waiting to get my STi towed to the dealer for a repair estimate, the salesman managed to talk me into sitting in an Outback. Soooo, here I am, owning a car I never would have thought I'd own. I love it. Anyway, down to business, Even though I love this car I'm not a fan of the stocker Halogens (Retrofit on the way) the "chrome" everywhere (waiting for spring to paint) and the minute I bought the car I brought it to get real winters with studs put on. All season are no good to me on a Subaru. So since I spent well over a grand on the STi swapping rubber every season I've opted to just buy rims for summer tires and be done with the tire shops for awhile (except for rotations). Since I'm out at work I don't have access to my OB and I can't for the life of me find a reliable source for what the stock 17 inch rims offset is on the 2014 3.6 Limited is. I plan on going up to 17s for the summer, probably with these bad boys
https://www.canadawheels.ca/index.ph...&selectcheck=1
Anyone know what the ET is on my rims (and I do match the ET on new rims right? Even if they're 17s) I'm also a little perplexed with the whole "upsizing" tire sizes but the shop can probably help me with that. Sorry for the long rant for such a short question but I've been reading this forum for weeks and I might as well jump right in here! Thanks for the help
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