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Name
2018 Subaru Outback 2.5 Limited
Year
2018
Make
Subaru
Model
Outback 2.5 Limited
Color
Black
History
- Fog Lights/Lamps: Lamin-x protective film.
- Tires/Tyres: BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A® KO2 (245 65R 17") tires on Motegi Racing MR118 (17x8, 5x114.3 with 45 offset, bore: 76.2) rims.
- Winter Tires: Stock 18" rims with Nokian Hakkapeliitta SUV 9 (225/60R18) Studded (Factory) - I live in Alberta, Canada.
- 3M Vinyl Wrap on front grill and window trim (de-chromed).
- Mudflaps RallyArmor (Black with red lettering).
- Wheel arch protection (OEM).
- Brake Calibres (blue and clearcoat) but will change to red next time I spray them.
- Interior: Footwell Illumination (Blue LED) - OEM but wish they were brighter; WeatherTech mats - not great as they don't cover the entire carpeted area and I've had to add bits to cover portions of the floor area with an old floor mat; OEM trunk area mat plus rear-seat protection (OEM).
- Stuff I still want to do: HELLA Supertone Horn (because I'm not a fan of the beep-beep); black lettering/badging on rear; limo tint rear windows; bypass valve (Lachute Performance) but I'll make it myself; tow hitch (stock); body trim (maybe?) and Subaru Outback Sway Bar 20MM (stock) but struggling to buy this in Canada.
- Purchased Oct 2017.
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Awesome. Thanks for the reply, car looks great.
Thanks, mate. I went with the tire/wheel set up because a lot of other Outbacks have the same setup and the price was too good to pass up (I waited for the Family Day discount). I've only ever read about one person that heard rubbing with this setup - but it only happened once so it could have been a rock in the tread - there isn't too much wiggle room between the wheel wells and the tires.
 

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Very well done IMHO!!! How did you do the 3m vinyl wrap to the front grill?
Thanks kenshotx. Front grill was a bit difficult for me to vinyl wrap (I tried, got frustrated and gave up, lol) with all the different angles so I took it to one of the professionals in town and paid 80 bucks for them to do it. They wrapped the outside of the grill with one big sheet and then did the top flat portion with another large piece (same line as the Subaru emblem). The bottom two slats are the stock colour - a dark anthracite.
 

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That is a thing of beauty! Just got my outback yesterday and am totally going to try and replicate your build. Although mine is blue so we will have to see how it turns out.
 

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Did you find a big drop in performance in acceleration and rolling starts with the bigger tires? Drop in mpg was how much?
 

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Did you find a big drop in performance in acceleration and rolling starts with the bigger tires? Drop in mpg was how much?
No real drop in performance with the bigger tires; I feel I should have gone for the 3.6 - but next time I'll definitely go for the XT. I've never got close to the Subaru claimed combined fuel economy of 28 MPG. At best I get 25 MPG combined even with the bigger tires. That said, I can average 29 MPG on the highway as long as I keep below the posted speed limit.
 

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No lift kit and no tire rubbing even on full lock.
I just ordered the same wheels and tires from discount tire thanks to your amazing picture.

Can you tell me if the Motegi wheels accepted your OEM TPMS sensors? No TPMS light on the dash illuminated afterwards?
 
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I just ordered the same wheels and tires from discount tire thanks to your amazing picture.

Can you tell me if the Motegi wheels accepted your OEM TPMS sensors? No TPMS light on the dash illuminated afterwards?
So, my Outback didn't come with TPMS sensors. I check my tire pressures fairly regularly so I guess I don't really need them. Plus I know what a flat feels like when driving. Lol.
 

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Just cost. No point buying two sets of rims. And I don't care if the salt eats the stock ones (as much).
Oh, I get it now. You were able to find proper snow tires for the stock rims. But the off-road tires were better suited to go on the aftermarket 17" rims.
 

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Hey there! love the look! Just picked up a 13 outback 2.5i! Mind if I pick your brain? what would be the purpose of the bypass valve (Lachute Performance)?
 

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Hey there! love the look! Just picked up a 13 outback 2.5i! Mind if I pick your brain? what would be the purpose of the bypass valve (Lachute Performance)?
Hi. Thanks and congrats on your purchase! The purpose of the 'LP Adventure - canister filter bypass' is that it would bypass the OEM canister filter that is located near the rear subframe. It allows you to move it higher into the top of the wheel well to stop your OEM filter filling with water if you take your OB through some deep(ish) water. It generally doesn't do too much damage but your dash will light up like a Christmas tree and you'll have to wait until the water has dissipated. The great thing is if you search for "How to Guide: LP Adventure Canister Filter Bypass" on YouTube you can learn how to make your own.
 
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