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post #1681 of 1920 (permalink) Old 09-11-2018, 11:47 AM
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Assuming they do fit without a spacer I wouldn't go bigger than a 245/50/19.

I was going to run the 245/50/19 and a 3mm spacer on stock studs. Based on other people using 18x8.5 STI rims and 245/55/18 and having clearance, I figure this should work out pretty well. Will be very very close, but worth a shot.

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I’m considering Sumitomo Encounter HT’s in 235/60R18 to replace OEM.
Specs and warranty look good.
Does anyone have experience with these?
Thank you in advance for your comments.

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I have Vxx Danzas (8x18 ET40) wearing 245/55-18 Falken Pro G5 Sport A/S tires with no rubbing issues at all -- including stressful turns with the steering wheel cranked all the way. HPH



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Combing through 166 pages of useful information but I cant find if anyone is running 2017 18" WRX wheels on their 2018 outback. I have a line on take off 18" WRX wheels on the cheap and would love to put together a set of winter wheels. if anyone is running this combo please let me know what tires etc.
I run 245/55/18 all season nitto motivos on 2015 STi Enkei 18s. Close fit but no rubbing. I believe these wheels should be same spec as the ones you're mentioning.

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BFG KO2 245/65/17 on Motegi MR118 17x8 +45. Absolutely zero rubbing in any direction. LP lift going on next week!
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How are the ultimate grip levels of the Nitto motivo? Usually have trouble finding good reviews on Nitto.

Also how is noise levels? I've been in friends A3 with Nitto Neo Gen tires and they aren't the most comfortable or quiet ride.
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I’ve only got a couple hundred miles on them to make a good review. Plus my wife mostly drives it.
So I will report back.
It seems similar noise level. Not really louder or quieter than the oem. Feeling the tires when I mounted them, they feel noticeably stickier than oem. And the rail channels look much bigger than oem. I gotta believe they are a better tire. But I chose the nitros cause they are affordable ,made in USA , and fit the summer 8” wide wheel better. I’m still going to use oem setup for winter.


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@bmobuell , @SomeIslandBoy,
How are the ultimate grip levels of the Nitto motivo? Usually have trouble finding good reviews on Nitto.

Also how is noise levels? I've been in friends A3 with Nitto Neo Gen tires and they aren't the most comfortable or quiet ride.
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After reviewing many wheel posts...what is the main reason for Subaru owners upgrading to Motegi MR118's? Is it the look, durability? Also, anyone own them long term notice the black fading?



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Ive only got a couple hundred miles on them to make a good review. Plus my wife mostly drives it.
So I will report back.
It seems similar noise level. Not really louder or quieter than the oem. Feeling the tires when I mounted them, they feel noticeably stickier than oem. And the rail channels look much bigger than oem. I gotta believe they are a better tire. But I chose the nitros cause they are affordable ,made in USA , and fit the summer 8 wide wheel better. Im still going to use oem setup for winter.
Noise isn't any different from stock from what I can tell. Only have like 150 miles on it but I'm not sure if it's my imagination but the ride feels softer.

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I gotem for the look and price. Last gen had TSWs and I didn’t want the same wheels. Couldn’t really find much else in an 8” width I liked for under $200/wheel.


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After reviewing many wheel posts...what is the main reason for Subaru owners upgrading to Motegi MR118's? Is it the look, durability? Also, anyone own them long term notice the black fading?



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