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This post is a collaboration with taconugget. When we noticed how similar our Outbacks were, we figured it might be helpful to post photos side by side- that way members trying to choose between the popular Wildpeak A/T Trail sizes 225/65-17 vs 235 could see how they actually look. As a bonus, taco has some really cool photos of his new roof rack! As you know, I chose 225; taco has the 235s. Both fit without issues and perform brilliantly. Here we go:
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Love the looks of the 501s and the 235/65 17 Wildpeak Trails. If I had to do it all over again I might go with 225s. I drive 100 miles a day and gas millage is a big deal. Currently with the 235s I get 26mpg in my 2.5L 4 cylinder on the highway. I get 19 to 20mpg city. The 501s and tires are putting me about 9 pounds heavier per corner which reduces overall torque and hurts the mpg. Had I gone 225s I would be saving about 5 pounds per corner almost 20 pounds total. I’m sure the MPG and torque would still be effected but not as much. With all that said I really love the tires. They handle off-road great they look amazing. They are quite and I still get pretty good MPG. Just to compare I was getting .5 more mpg on my daily drive with the all seasons, but 3-5 more mpg on city only driving with the stock all season. Also know the 235 are XL rated and have 2 extra layers or rubber. Adds to the weight but hopefully will hold up better offroad. I blew out the sidewall of the stock tires on my first trek offroad. Feel free to hit me up with any other questions. I will say I’ve gotten stopped more by people on the streets with this vehicle then any other i have owned.

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Here's my take on your important question. My 2019 3.6 came with 225/60-18 Bridgestone HP Sport AS tires, which are 28.6 diameter per Discount Tire. The Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail is reported to be 28.6 for 225/65-17, 28.7 for 225/60-18 which would be the size for the stock wheels. 235/65-17 is 29.2; 235/60-18 29.3 . Assuming those numbers are all legit, my 225/65-17 MR501s should be OK with the stock spare. That being said, if I get into some serious back country stuff I'll invest in another Falken/501 combo on an outside mount like the one mattytreks got- just for peace of mind.
 
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