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Will a 17" OEM Subaru wheel from a 2008 Outback also fit a 2013 Outback?

I have a 2008 and 2013 Outback and a full size spare in the 2008. I'd like to switch it from vehicle to vehicle for road trips. I know the tire itself is a different size.

Several threads on this forum have covered the fact that the generation 4 sparewell will not accomadate the 225-60-17 tire, even aired down. But if the wheels will swap I would at least be able to use a 225-55-17 new tire from 2008. Even though shorter (26.7" OD v. 27.6" OD of the 2013) it would still be a better second choice than mounting the donut spare or carrying a spare of 225-60-17 laying openly in the trunk or in a roof basket in case I destroyed a tire 100 miles into the forest. It would be temporary until a tire shop could be found, not a fifth tire for rotation.
 

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Yes, it will fit.
 

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Thanks for the response. One less thing to worry about. Oh wait...should I worry about brake clearance issues?
 

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Thanks guys! Now I can sleep tonight. Tomorrow the 2008 wheel/tire goes in the 2013 sparewell. you've saved me the trouble of jacking up the 2013, removing a wheel and seeing it fit for myself.
 

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I'm not sure if this is relevant (based on your 2008 comment), but on my 2012 subaru outback 2.5i premium, a full-size 17" spare (and I bought the *same* tire as is on my Subaru), DOES NOT fit in the spare compartment *even* with the foam insert removed.

My solution: master lock python cable secured to overhead child seat lock allows me to store tire vertically (takes up a lot of space laid horizontally).

 

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I have a 2013 CVT Outback. Simply pulled out the donut tire, put in a full size spare with all my gear under it and in it. It is perhaps 1/4" high in the middle, but the back and front lie down. No real difficulty. Tire is fully pressurized and on a OEM Subaru 2010+ rim. Not a perfect fit, but definitely cheaper than buying a $500 cargo box or basket and the resulting increased gas mileage. I could have driven it down the 1/4" at the front if I wanted with a rubber mallet, but saw no need to. The fit is actually alright. Then in the bed I carry Treds for sand and mud extrication, a small compressor and a come-along (which is marginal at best).
 

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Only thing is your tire size might be different.
 
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