I had been playing with the idea of swapping out the wheels and tires on my 2016 Outback 3.6 since I got it last summer. My wife was driving it yesterday and slipped a little bit on the freeway in the rain. No accident or anything, but I think that's the excuse I was looking for. Those stock Duelers are going to go.
I've decided I like the Method 502s in 17" because they should fit over my brakes--the 15s not so much--and since I'm stepping down from 18" stock rims, the tire calculator over at willtheyfit.com seems to indicate the 502 wheels with Geolander G015s in P235/75R17 will give me a larger overall diameter by 2.25". My question for those of you who have worked with these is whether you think I'm going to run into any problems with what new size. My car is not lifted. Eyeballing the wheel well, it looks like there's plenty of space, but I'll be the first to admit I'm a newbie when it comes to wheels and tires.
It's a daily driver so 99% of the driving will be on the road in warm/hot dry Texas weather, but I'd like a good strong tire that I can also take with confidence down a dirt or gravel road when we go camping. The G015s seem like a pretty solid compromise. Really, what I'm looking for in this thread is to get called on any big red flags before I put down money on these wheels and tires.
I appreciate your experience and assistance.