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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Full size spare tire is mentioned. That should please us disgruntled Gen 5 owners. Lol.

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Full size spare tire is mentioned. That should please us disgruntled Gen 5 owners. Lol.

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Full size spare is included on ONYX edition. However, other trims should have space to fit optional full size tire.

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Are we sure that's a FULL SIZE spare and not just a true spare? Meaning, does it have the same 18" wheel and tire size as what is on the four corners of the car? Or, does the reviewer mean what I think he means in that the car comes with an inflated spare as opposed to the new trend of an un-inflated emergency spare or road side assistance instead of a spare?

None of the outbacks (at least gen4 and later) have had an actual full sized spare.

Edit: Just read the official news posted in the link above. Subaru says "full-sized spare", but I'll believe it when I see it. I even went out to my car and checked. My spare is a donut. It's not the same diameter as the stock tire size.

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None of the outbacks (at least gen4 and later) have had an actual full sized spare.

Edit: Just read the official news posted in the link above. Subaru says "full-sized spare", but I'll believe it when I see it. I even went out to my car and checked. My spare is a donut. It's not the same diameter as the stock tire size.
We have to be careful how we phrase it.

What is on the Gen 5 cars is a full HEIGHT spare, not a full sized spare. A full sized spare would be exactly like what's on the vehicle - basically like what I have under my F-150. A full HEIGHT spare is still a temporary spare, designed to mitigate any damage to the AWD system while you drive the less than 50 miles that the tire is rated to get another one (or four) - which is what's in my wife's Forester. A true donut would be putting a 14" wheel/tire combination on a car that needs 17" or 18" shoes.
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Top side oil filter as well...for the 3.6r's
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Top side oil filter as well...for the 3.6r's
What 3.6?
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Top side oil filter as well...for the 3.6r's
3.6R is no more. 2.5 NA or 2.4 turbo only.

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What 3.6?
He is saying for those who currently own a 3.6R and have the filter underneath, this new configuration on the turbo will be a welcome change.
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What do I need my Outback to do? Yesterday was a great example. In the morning we put 2 canoes on the roof and a bunch a gear in the back of the 2.5L, small spare tire, plastic rack topped, CVT driven Outback and went for a long paddle. Last evening we threw 2 mountain bikes on the rear rack, with a cooler of beers and other stuff, in the back, drove 10 miles down a dirt road, and went mountain biking. The car was absolutely perfect. The new one will be too, even with the stupid plastic rack.

My 2015 Outback has 125k of very hard miles on it. If I ever start having problems I'm going to buy a new one.

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