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@Discount Tire, Your Web Site does not list any 17 in wheels for a 2017 OB 3.6.
Why is that? Are 17 in wheels not really appropriate?

I'm thinking about having a set of hiking boots for my OB as well as general all purpose shoes.

My priorities in order
  1. Proper Fit
  2. Appropriate for the use case
  3. Good value
  4. Strong and Lightweight
Looks are not really a priority.

My use case is to tow a Micro-Camper in places like the back dirt roads of Big Bend National Park or on beaches for "boondock car camping".
Not really boulder crawling. I'm not considering lifting.

I was thinking that I'd like the BFG KO2's, I've heard that they are "awesome" all terrain tires.
Perhaps maybe overkill.

I know that 17 in wheels would be better for off road adventures but the fact that your site does not list them gives me pause.

Can you share your thoughts?
 

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@Discount Tire, Your Web Site does not list any 17 in wheels for a 2017 OB 3.6.
Why is that? Are 17 in wheels not really appropriate?

I'm thinking about having a set of hiking boots for my OB as well as general all purpose shoes.

My priorities in order
  1. Proper Fit
  2. Appropriate for the use case
  3. Good value
  4. Strong and Lightweight
Looks are not really a priority.

My use case is to tow a Micro-Camper in places like the back dirt roads of Big Bend National Park or on beaches for "boondock car camping".
Not really boulder crawling. I'm not considering lifting.

I was thinking that I'd like the BFG KO2's, I've heard that they are "awesome" all terrain tires.
Perhaps maybe overkill.

I know that 17 in wheels would be better for off road adventures but the fact that your site does not list them gives me pause.

Can you share your thoughts?
I saved this Discount Tire link from another thread. It's for "plain jane" black steel rims. I am considering them for use with winter tires on a 2017 Touring. Hope this helps.

Unique 83
17 X7 5-100.00/115.00 38 BKMTXX

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/buy-wheels/unique-83/p/56179?&utm_source=autoforums&utm_medium=textlink&utm_campaign=branding_informational&utm_term=SUBARUOUTBACK.ORG
 

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is your model a 3.6?
 

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@Discount Tire, Your Web Site does not list any 17 in wheels for a 2017 OB 3.6.
Why is that? Are 17 in wheels not really appropriate?

I'm thinking about having a set of hiking boots for my OB as well as general all purpose shoes.

My priorities in order
  1. Proper Fit
  2. Appropriate for the use case
  3. Good value
  4. Strong and Lightweight
Looks are not really a priority.

My use case is to tow a Micro-Camper in places like the back dirt roads of Big Bend National Park or on beaches for "boondock car camping".
Not really boulder crawling. I'm not considering lifting.

I was thinking that I'd like the BFG KO2's, I've heard that they are "awesome" all terrain tires.
Perhaps maybe overkill.

I know that 17 in wheels would be better for off road adventures but the fact that your site does not list them gives me pause.

Can you share your thoughts?
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you, smitopher! PM coming your way!
 

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I saved this Discount Tire link from another thread. It's for "plain jane" black steel rims. I am considering them for use with winter tires on a 2017 Touring. Hope this helps.

Unique 83
17 X7 5-100.00/115.00 38 BKMTXX

https://www.discounttiredirect.com/buy-wheels/unique-83/p/56179?&utm_source=autoforums&utm_medium=textlink&utm_campaign=branding_informational&utm_term=SUBARUOUTBACK.ORG
I got these at https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-83-7714

I think I paid $52.00 and free shipping.
 

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I got these at https://www.summitracing.com/parts/crr-83-7714

I think I paid $52.00 and free shipping.
I paid $73 each but picked them up when I bought the car in Seattle. I still have my Discount Tire credit card and had an offer for $50 off when buying tires and using it, plus a $100 rebate on the tires. It's very difficult to find anyone that wants to ship to Alaska at least for a reasonable price. UPS & FEDEX consider Alaska international as everything comes by air. Also, like a lot of people here, I don't receive mail delivery to my home which works as 2 strikes, the road I live on doesn't show in most shippers systems and many people won't ship to a post office box.

Thanks for the info and good luck with the rims.
 

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Isn't the 3.6 engine available only with the Limited trim level, which comes only with 18-inch wheels? That would explain why no 17-inch options show up if you specify the 3.6.

As far as I know, the 17 and 18-inch wheels for Gen-V Outbacks will fit any trim level, but I'm not an expert.
 
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