Join Date: May 2014
Location: South Dartmouth, Ma / Killington, Vt
Car: 2015 Outback 3.6R Package 23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I find it hard to believe that Subaru would change away from a commodity TPMS sender.
I bought closeout cheap 17" alloy wheels & senders from Tire Rack. That was the cheapest place I found senders and they came installed on the wheels along with the right spacers for the car. I bought Nokians locally.
I also bought an ATEQ TPMS QuickSet at Tire Rack for $120. The tire shop had to activate the senders and read the serial numbers with their gear but I reprogram my car between the winter senders and summer senders every 6 months.
ProTip on programming the car: If you have push button start, you need to hit the start button twice with your foot off the brake to wake up the ODB-II port so you can program the car. That's "ignition on".
If it were me, I'd call Tire Rack and ask about TPMS sender compatibility and pricing. They sell a bajillion winter tire/wheel setups so they've for-certain dealt with the 2018 Outback. I'd also call ATEQ and ask about compatibility for their tool. Tire Rack didn't have up-to-date information on it when I bought mine.