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Hello all!

First posting, hoping for some info.

This is going into a 2016 3.6r Limted

Have done some decent research, and have decided on tire, rim, and lift mods. Trouble is figuring out spacing and what not.

The lift would potentially be a 2 part process, if I am not satisfied with the plan I have (I'm going to purchase a strut spacer for the front and rear from readylift). Roughly 2in total. If I decide I want more I would add a aftermarket spring/strut package that would also help out the load balances and all.

The tricky part is rims/tires. Going from 18->17in rims. The lift kit would allow a slightly bigger/more aggressive tire and clearance etc.

I should note I have NEVER done aftermarket rims and tires. Hence the post.

The thing that has me held up though is shopping via tirerack/disctire/(insert tire store). They give "package deal" search options that dont take mods into account. I found a way to select the wheel and tire I want but there isnt any info stating that those tires will for the rims.

Additionally, I would like some feedback on the wheel/tire combination listed below. Pros/cons, is the offset going to screw with rubbing, etc.

From what I have gathered the stock 18s on it now currently sit at a 51mm offset, right? And going to a 17in with a 40mm will make the wheels stick out past the body just under a half inch/11mm (which to me means I would hypothetically get further away from the rubbing risk on the front suspension).

So far I have just put in the rsb from the wrx, but below outlines the overall goal. Just a FYI, I really dont care about brands, I'm concerned with price point and capability of the vehicle. I want something that can get me the heck outta town as society gets crazier.

20mm rsb - Done

LED BULBS - everywhere - Done - sylvania Zevo.

Readylift Strut spacers - Pending

Rims- via discount tire - pending
Drag DR73 - 17 X7.5 5-114.30 40mm offset

Tires - Via Discount tire - pending
FALKENWILDPEAK A/T TRAIL
245 /65 R17 107H SL RBL

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After this, it's onto skid plates and body gaurds/bull bars, but that's a posting for another day.

Thanks to everyone past and present. This site has been an excellent resource.
 

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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have some good plans for modding your Outback.

If you you with the 17x7.5 +40 the front lip of the wheel will push outward 21 MM more than your stock wheel, (just over 3/4 of an inch). The inside will be 9 mm (just over 1/2 inch) further from the suspension.

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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like you have some good plans for modding your Outback.

If you you with the 17x7.5 +40 the front lip of the wheel will push outward 21 MM more than your stock wheel, (just over 3/4 of an inch). The inside will be 9 mm (just over 1/2 inch) further from the suspension.

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Hello,
First Post.
I am also outfitting my outback in a similar way to . (2019 3.6R Limited}
I have done the research and measurements to do the 245/65/17 on a 17 wheel with a lower offset.
Everyone I have spoken to says it should not be a problem.
Also, I currently have the Falken Wildpeak A/T's on the 18" stock wheels. I live at 9000 feet in Colorado with a 15% often snow-packed grade driveway. These tires were an amazing improvement last Winter over the OEM's

I want to add the readylift kit (front and rear), but also want to add springs to the rear to help with the load when my car is fully loaded for camping.
My question is can both be done to the back (lift kit and springs)?
I am current losing about 1 1/2 inches when loaded with the 18" wheels and stock set up.
I see on the rallytek website that their are a couple of options for springs.
Will this work?
 

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Hello,
First Post.
I am also outfitting my outback in a similar way to . (2019 3.6R Limited}
I have done the research and measurements to do the 245/65/17 on a 17 wheel with a lower offset.
Everyone I have spoken to says it should not be a problem.
Also, I currently have the Falken Wildpeak A/T's on the 18" stock wheels. I live at 9000 feet in Colorado with a 15% often snow-packed grade driveway. These tires were an amazing improvement last Winter over the OEM's

I want to add the readylift kit (front and rear), but also want to add springs to the rear to help with the load when my car is fully loaded for camping.
My question is can both be done to the back (lift kit and springs)?
I am current losing about 1 1/2 inches when loaded with the 18" wheels and stock set up.
I see on the rallytek website that their are a couple of options for springs.
Will this work?
I know I've seen a thread in here that outlines the rear spacer+spring question and it being successfully done, but I cant pin point it.

What size are the tires you are using on the 18s? I have been wondering if adding an 18 on these would cause rubbing.
 

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Just got everything in!

It does have the wobble though, and I'll need to fix that. I read earlier that the CVT front axels may need to be replaced due to the milage and new vs old parts. However I am gonna try to get ahold of one of those doodads that stop the shakes!
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Glad to see this thread, I got the same lift kit from ReadyLift (2 inch spacer in the front, 1.5 spacer in the back) and am loving it so far. I get a bit of the wobble but it's hardly noticeable. I've been continuing to run the stock tires since they're almost done but plan to upgrade from 225/65R17's to 245/65R17's after the current set. Just got some Primitive skid plates I'm excited to mount on as well. The only thing I'm still working through is what to do about the spare tire. The donut won't work with the bigger tires and I like to off-road anyway so I'd like to get a full-size spare to carry along. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of good options for carrying full-size spares (especially with the aftermarket size increase). Most likely just gonna strap it down in the cargo area. I've seen some pretty cool mods that involved mounting a custom bracket in the cargo area but I'm not sure if I want to take it that far.
 

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I am following the same path as you. In addition to the readylift package, I am also considering puttin either King Springs or Rally Tek zero lift springs to stiffin up the back end.
I measured that I lose a full inch when my car is loaded up with camping gear in the back and kayak on top.
They say that springs in the rear should help alot with that.
As far as the rear tire goes, you are right that their is not alot of options for a rear mount except the Wilco option.
I think it is too heavy and the design is too bulky for the Outback.
 

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Glad to see this thread, I got the same lift kit from ReadyLift (2 inch spacer in the front, 1.5 spacer in the back) and am loving it so far. I get a bit of the wobble but it's hardly noticeable. I've been continuing to run the stock tires since they're almost done but plan to upgrade from 225/65R17's to 245/65R17's after the current set. Just got some Primitive skid plates I'm excited to mount on as well. The only thing I'm still working through is what to do about the spare tire. The donut won't work with the bigger tires and I like to off-road anyway so I'd like to get a full-size spare to carry along. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of good options for carrying full-size spares (especially with the aftermarket size increase). Most likely just gonna strap it down in the cargo area. I've seen some pretty cool mods that involved mounting a custom bracket in the cargo area but I'm not sure if I want to take it that far.
I struggle with the spare issue too! Drives me crazy honestly. I went with a full size steel rim and put another Falken on it. I tried putting it in the rack on top but wasn't a fan.
 

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I struggle with the spare issue too! Drives me crazy honestly. I went with a full size steel rim and put another Falken on it. I tried putting it in the rack on top but wasn't a fan.
Interested to hear if you find any good solutions! I just ordered a new set of five Falken A/T3W's (245/65R17) and wheels that should go on next week. I did some measurements of the hatch area and it's cutting it super close. Hard to know for sure until the real tires arrive, but it seems just barely too small too accommodate the tire vertically oriented with the rear seats up. Hoping I can squeeze it in there if I deflate it enough, but otherwise I'll probably have to lay it down flat which is even less ideal than the first solution. Fortunately I'll probably only need the spare for extended trips. A plug kit and inflator is perfectly sufficient for around-town travel. I figured worse case scenario I get some extra life with a 5-tire rotation, and won't have to get 4 new tires if one becomes damaged beyond repair.

I'll update with my findings once I get my hands on the new Falkens. Super psyched!
 

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Your setup looks great. Good to know you were able to make it work. I've considered installing lift this month and I'm currently checking 4WheelOnline for a lift kit that I'll be using. I need a lift kit that could accommodate 20" wheels or higher without much problem. I've already decided to use a set of Nitto Dura Grappler, but the tire size would depend on the wheels that I'll be getting.
 
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