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All-Terrain Tires for 18" Limited

There are a lot of options for the 17x7 wheels but looking for 18" tires has been disappointing. I really liked the bfg all terrain and they even make it in the oem size for 17's which seems like a cruel way to punish me for buying the limited. Is my best option going to be to downsize the wheels or has anybody fitted all terrains to the 18's?

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No 18" all terrains available as far as I've seen. Best option would be to shop for some 17x7's and then have your pick of all terrain tires.

I'm looking at a set of these at some point....

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There is a pretty substantial tire & wheel thread , but....

Yokohama Geolander G015 in size 235/60-18 work just great.
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No 18" all terrains available as far as I've seen. Best option would be to shop for some 17x7's and then have your pick of all terrain tires.

I'm looking at a set of these at some point....

Method MR502 VT-Spec | Method Race Wheels
Sorry, but the VT-Spec MR502 only comes in a 15" diameter and that will not fit an Outback. They do come in 17x8" and 18x8"sizes, but only in Bronze and Titanium colors. I chose the Bronze and love them.
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I feel your pain!

I have been wanting to swap out my 18" for 17s and BFG AT for a while. My plan had been to do it when the OEM tires wear out (hoping for just before next winter) On Friday my Outback went in for the 24K service. When I picked it up they told me that the tires were wearing prematurely and that they replaced them with a set of Yokohama AVIDs under warranty. The local tire shop wants 2K for new 17s and a set of BFG AT 225/65/17s. It is hard for me to justify that expense now!
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When I picked it up they told me that the tires were wearing prematurely

Why? Bad set of tires or???

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There is a pretty substantial tire & wheel thread , but....

Yokohama Geolander G015 in size 235/60-18 work just great.
On the stock rims? Or do you need rims that are spaced out more from the struts?


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There is a pretty substantial tire & wheel thread , but....

Yokohama Geolander G015 in size 235/60-18 work just great.
I looked through the thread but everything I found was 17" wheels so I wanted a thread exclusively for 18" wheels

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I have been wanting to swap out my 18" for 17s and BFG AT for a while. My plan had been to do it when the OEM tires wear out (hoping for just before next winter) On Friday my Outback went in for the 24K service. When I picked it up they told me that the tires were wearing prematurely and that they replaced them with a set of Yokohama AVIDs under warranty. The local tire shop wants 2K for new 17s and a set of BFG AT 225/65/17s. It is hard for me to justify that expense now!
That's terrible, the bfg is the tire I really want so I found a set of brz 17's on craigslist hopefully I can scoop them up for cheap
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On the stock rims? Or do you need rims that are spaced out more from the struts?


Yes. There are folks here who have that size G015 on stock wheels. No issues and no rubbing.
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When I picked it up they told me that the tires were wearing prematurely

Why? Bad set of tires or???


I think it was an alignment issue but I am worried it might be signs of bigger problems. Last year I had them replace a bearing and a control arm that "apparently" got damaged on a big snow day. In other words - I sure don't remember hitting anything. Now I'm worried it wasn't fixed right.


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