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Anyone have any tips on an affordable 17" wheel that fits the 2013 3.6r. Apparently they need to have the same offset or the dealer says they will void warranty if the AWD croaks.

Anyway, I want to run summer and winter wheels. The days of the old steel wheels seem to be gone.

I would appreciate any recommendations on brand or where to buy them. I already have checked tire rack...

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There's a set of 2013 OEM take-offs in the for sale section of the forum for $550. Good deal if they are not sold yet.
 

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Anyone have any tips on an affordable 17" wheel that fits the 2013 3.6r. Apparently they need to have the same offset or the dealer says they will void warranty if the AWD croaks.

Anyway, I want to run summer and winter wheels. The days of the old steel wheels seem to be gone.

I would appreciate any recommendations on brand or where to buy them. I already have checked tire rack...

Thanks
You're out of luck because 16" wheels can't fit to your 3.6R, very sad since those wheels are cheaper than any 17" wheels. You can look to Chinese aluminum mags, very cheap, almost the price of steelies, and for winter salty roads, who cares about quality and good looking?
 

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I have a set of new take off 17" 2011 Limited wheels for sale for $400.:)
 

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I found 17" alloys for a little less that $100 shipped each. Konig Backbone wheels and the offset is just 3mm different.


Dude, I like your pinstriping, very classy. Did you do it yourself?
 

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as long as all 4 wheels and tires match, offset shouldn't matter for the awd system. and what do you mean "the days of the old steel wheels seem to be gone?" the reason you have trouble finding steel wheels is because you have a 3.6r, that has bigger brakes than the 2.5i.
 

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I found 17" alloys for a little less that $100 shipped each. Konig Backbone wheels and the offset is just 3mm different.

Did you have any problem using factory lug nuts with the Konig backbones?
Did you need any kind of centering rings or anything for the Konigs?

I'm trying to figure out if I can just buy the wheels or if I need the "Install kit" that everyone seems to want to sell me.
 

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I bought my '12 as a CPO in January and it came from the dealer with blizzak WS-70's on the stock 17's. Though I much prefer the newer WS80's, the 70's have been great all winter in Fairbanks AK.

When they wear out I'll likely go with General Arctic Altimax with studs. They're almost as good as blizzaks in the soft and deep, but much much better in ice thanks to the studs.
 
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