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post #1841 of 1920 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 03:19 PM
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Wanna meet out at the flagpole after school ??? 😂😂😂
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90% of online comments are opinion.
Your gunna have a tough go if this is new to you.

Good luck on your selection skidad !
Here’s a couple pics of my opinion.




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Your speedometer will be very slightly off with the 235s. I would not run a 245 on a stock wheel though, it would fit, but it looks pretty silly and not properly sized for that 7.5 inch rim. 18x8 fit the best. Nitto motivo are made in 245/55/18. And they are made in USA in Georgia. I think they are a great tire. No complaints 7000 miles on em.

The spare should be the exact size of the other three wheels when installed. Therefore the slight difference in the 235, can mess with all wheel drive system. And if it failed for some reason and the dealer saw that you had different size tires they could void any warranty claims for an issue.
So much FUD in one reply.

1. “but it looks pretty silly” (Opinion)
2. “not properly sized for that 7.5 inch rim” WRONG!
3. “18x8 fit the best” (Opinion)


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Wanna meet out at the flagpole after school ??? 😂😂😂
Easy guy
90% of online comments are opinion.
Your gunna have a tough go if this is new to you.

Good luck on your selection skidad !
Here’s a couple pics of my opinion.
Yeah I’m diggin that look. So this is my fiancé’s new car and just convincing her to dump the OEM tires is a tough sell. My biggest concern would be the AWD system and potential damage should I have to use the spare along with a different tire diameter. I think the stock size 225 60/18 or possibly the 245 55/18 on stock wheels are the options for me to decide on.
When it’s time for the winter wheels then I could suggest using the stock wheels for winter tires and getting the slightly wider 18” rims for spring/summer/fall....

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I think I paid $400 or so for the rims. Amazon.
And I use stock rims and oem tires for winter till they wear out. Then I’ll get winter tires for them.


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Wanna meet out at the flagpole after school ??? 😂😂😂
Easy guy
90% of online comments are opinion.
Your gunna have a tough go if this is new to you.

Good luck on your selection skidad !
Here’s a couple pics of my opinion.
Yeah I’m diggin that look. So this is my fiancé’s new car and just convincing her to dump the OEM tires is a tough sell. My biggest concern would be the AWD system and potential damage should I have to use the spare along with a different tire diameter. I think the stock size 225 60/18 or possibly the 245 55/18 on stock wheels are the options for me to decide on.
When it’s time for the winter wheels then I could suggest using the stock wheels for winter tires and getting the slightly wider 18” rims for spring/summer/fall....
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Mind the gap LOL

Got the WRX wheels picked up and installed last weekend. Other then needing a tire with a real sidewall I'm pretty happy with the look.
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2016 Base Model, WRX wheels, Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S in 235/60 R17. Really wanted white letter which wasn't available in the 65 series for this particular tire so I went with 60 series. I think it works pretty well looks wise and had no rubbing. The installer was very concerned during install and kept warning me that if it rubbed it was on me but I assured him several had already done this swap.

Used stock TPMS and worked fine.

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Planning out the build for our new 2019, I have an LP lift and LP1 wheels on the way, struggling with tire choice. We also have a built Wrangler, so don’t really need BFG KO2’s, (of course I like the look). Looking for something slightly lighter with less road noise. I was just told by Discount Tire that the Wildpeak weighs slightly more in 245/65r17.

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Haven't gotten a chance to go through every page of the thread yet, but has anyone thrown on 2008-2014 BBS forged STI rims on the 5th gens before? I'm wondering if those will rub with something like 245/60R18's with my 2018?

There's a guy selling a set near me for a very good price, and legitimately considering over the stock guys I have now.

Specs for those guys as follows:

Size: 18x8.5"
Offset: +55
Bolt pattern: 5x114.3
Wheel Weight: 20.5 lbs (forged)
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Haven't gotten a chance to go through every page of the thread yet, but has anyone thrown on 2008-2014 BBS forged STI rims on the 5th gens before? I'm wondering if those will rub with something like 245/60R18's with my 2018?

There's a guy selling a set near me for a very good price, and legitimately considering over the stock guys I have now.

Specs for those guys as follows:

Size: 18x8.5"
Offset: +55
Bolt pattern: 5x114.3
Wheel Weight: 20.5 lbs (forged)
A guy I work with is running that exact tire size with some 18” aftermarket rims. Non aggressive Michelin tires and no issues I’m assuming but didn’t ask. Look is beefy. Looking through all the 18” rim choices for the Outback on the tire rack site a BBS was the one I liked best wouldn’t you know $$$.
55 is stock offset and 245 is ok
20.5lbs NICE!
Anyone know the stock OEM rim weight

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