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So, the right front does rub but only when climbing out of our beach road on a steep 130deg switchback to the right. Other than that, these tires have been a nice upgrade from the low profile OEM's that came on the WRX wheels.

I’m just getting these installed right now and I saw 3 techs looking at the car... “these are going to rub when turning” I’m interested to see what happens now...
 

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Really hoping I can fit these same tires on my rims. They are 17x7 w 45 mm offset. I would also like to keep the rally armor flaps on because I love how they look. Hoping for no rubbing. Ordering the tires next week. Anybody see any problems having a 7” wide rim vs. a 7.5 or 8 like most people run?
THat's at the bottom end of the wheel width required for a 245 width tire.

Should be ok... but verify with your local tire shop before going ahead.
 

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This was the exact setup I was looking at. What are your impressions of them over your stockers? They look fantastic!
I know right!? Its my wife's main car. so its all the more important that she likes it.
SO far, she loves the look of the car with the new wheels and tires.

She didn't notice much difference from stock to them.

I did notice it being a tad more stiffer which is to be expected. as in , the bumps don't get soaked in as much as in the stock tires.

I also noticed slight noise increase in cabin at around 40mph. not discernable over stock at higher speeds though so far.

I also notice its a little lazier than usual off the line but no problems once you get going.

I expect to see a drop of 1.5 - 2 mpg drop in fuel efficiency based on initial observations. I was expecting this.

Overall.. am pretty thrilled with them.
 

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THat's at the bottom end of the wheel width required for a 245 width tire.

Should be ok... but verify with your local tire shop before going ahead.
On Falkens website that is the measured rim width. That’s what they pull all of the specs from. I just looked and the ko2s are .1 wider. Hoping that .1 will get me a enough space.
 

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i ordered these tires today (wildpeak 245/65r17) we will see on Wednesday when I get them mounted if I need to do any trimming.
 

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245/65/17 KO2's on MR 502's
They 'touch' at full lock, but nothing restricting driving yet... lift soon & then possible trimming if necessary.
These photos are stock height & I haven't heard or felt any rubbing yet, but there isn't much margin for error so I'm keeping it tame till the lift comes.
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Got my tires mounted yesterday.
Tires are Falken Wildpeak AT3 245/65R17 mounted on Konig Control 17x7 45 offset wheels.


There is NO RUBBING from these tires, with a 2" Lift. Not sure if the 2" lift made a difference with clearance, or not.
That being said, it is very close on the front tires at full lock with front of tire turned towards engine. I will put this picture first, followed by pictures of the outback. I will also include pictures of how I modified my Rally Armor mud flaps to make them work. I needed to remove the factory "mudflaps" to get enough clearance to install the rally armors. Then, I needed to trim a chunk off to clear the tire when turning sharp. Got it all buttoned up today.
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Probably about 1/2 inch of clearance here. This is front of front tire at full lock.
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Rear of front tire at full lock. I removed these factory flaps to install Rally Armor MudFlaps
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Front of rear tire clearance.
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Really filled up the wheel wells better than the stock 225's
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Just under flush with the 45mm offset. Pic was taken from angle.
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Cut this area out so it fit the contours of the wheel well better and didn't have a big chunk hanging off to rub.

Sorry for the pic heavy post but I am hoping this answers some questions for people.
These tire look great, and are super meaty. Bring on the snow.

EDIT: I forgot to include that after my lift I had the wobble issue. I installed the CVT insert, and it helped tremendously, but didn't make it go away completely. After these tires were installed I haven't felt the wobble. There is a hill that always makes the wobble known, I drove up the hill today and I was looking for the wobble and did not feel it. If anyone can explain this please do.
 

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What tire did you go with?
After a ton of research and soul searching, I ended up with Michelin Alpin performance snows. I am heading to Yellowstone to fish for most of October and they are predicting snow this weekend in the higher elevations. So I opted for snows vs. all-terrains (was considering Continental Terrain-Contact in 245/60/18 which were a 29.5” overall diameter tire. My tirerack guy told me they would fit fine without a lift kit (which they now sell). Eventually, I figured out that although I want to be an off-roader, I am really not one ...other than an occasional trip on a fire road to a trout stream. So I went with the Alpins, and after a month of driving on them, am seriously considering running them as all-seasons ...they are very quite, the ride is excellent and they look pretty aggressive without being over the top. I did put them on BBS 8” wheels ... I will try to send a pic, if I can figure out how to do it.
 

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Hi all, just want to cross my “t”’s and dot my “i”’s on this new set-up. My 2018 3.6 Limited Outback just had it’s 12mo. 12k service and they discovered slow leaks in both front tires, one with irreparable sidewall damage, so it looks like upgrading sooner than I had hoped. I’m looking at this set-up from Tire Rack: MR 502 17x8 +38mm and Yokohama Geolandar A/T GO15 235/65/17. Am I missing anything? Is there any advantage to 245 over 235? This will be for a daily commuter, with winter trips to the snow/ mountains, as well as fire roads in summer. Stock height, so no lift (yet) 😁. TR seems to make it ambiguous about fitment, because when I enter my vehicle info, it defaults to an 18” wheel, which I obviously want to swap down. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi all, just want to cross my “t”’s and dot my “i”’s on this new set-up. My 2018 3.6 Limited Outback just had it’s 12mo. 12k service and they discovered slow leaks in both front tires, one with irreparable sidewall damage, so it looks like upgrading sooner than I had hoped. I’m looking at this set-up from Tire Rack: MR 502 17x8 +38mm and Yokohama Geolandar A/T GO15 235/65/17. Am I missing anything? Is there any advantage to 245 over 235? This will be for a daily commuter, with winter trips to the snow/ mountains, as well as fire roads in summer. Stock height, so no lift (yet) 😁. TR seems to make it ambiguous about fitment, because when I enter my vehicle info, it defaults to an 18” wheel, which I obviously want to swap down. Thanks in advance.
The tire diameter is what you need to pay attention to ...stock Dueler 225 / 60 / 18 has an overall diameter of 28.6”. I have gone to up to 29.1” in diameter with 235 / 60 / 18 Michelin Premier LTX all seasons. They were great tires but wore out a little quickly (around 30k). I almost put Continental Terrain Contacts on my car which were 245/60/18 and had an overall diameter of 29.5”. My tirerack guy said they would fit without a lift-kit, but it would be tight. I ended up with 255/55/18 Michelin Alpin performance snows and they fit great. Also look and drive great as well. My wheels are BBS 18 x 8 with a 38mm offset. So my sense is that your selection will work fine. The only upside to going with 245 vs. 235 GO15’s is the look and stance ...just make sure the diameter isn’t over 29.5”.

As one added comment, I highly recommend replacing the rear sway bar with a 19mm or 20mm Subaru original replacement part. It’s the best $100 you can spend on your car to improve the handling. It’s not too hard of a job to do in your driveway and well worth the time, effort and cost.
 

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@Hankdog, thank you for your response, and your suggestion instantly sent me to look up the sway bar replacement thread. Glad I did! Looks like I’ve got another project!
 

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Here’s some advice that will save you a trip the hardware store midway through the project. You will need a 12mm socket, a 14mm ratchet box wrench and a set of English size Allen wrenches. For some reason the metric Allen wrenches don’t fit. There are a couple of good YouTube’s out that explain the installation really well. Takes about an hour end to end.
 

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Hey everyone, I'd appreciate some help here. Got a 2016 3.6 Limited Outback and like most everyone here, am wanting to swap out the stock wheels. I've seen the popular option of swapping out the stock 18" wheelsets for the 17" Method Rally 502s with all-terrain tires which is what I would love to do as well.

Again, I'm aware this is a popular option that's been talked about all over this forum, but I tried to do a search for specifics dimensions that will work, but there are so many threads and posts on this, I can't seem to find the answers I'm looking for. Can anyone confirm if this is works without rubbing (and without taking off splashguard and without doing a lift to the car?)

Wheels: Method Rally 502s 17" (8 inch wide, 48mm offset)
Tires: Maxxis Bravo AT 771s (235/65/17) OR BF Goodrich K02s (245/65/17)

Lastly, do you know what the bolt dimensions are that I should be ordering for the Method Rally wheels? They come in 5x100mm or 5x114.3mm.

Thanks everyone. Really appreciate the help as I'm new to all this.
 

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I'm new to Subaru world and just purchased a 2017 Outback 2.5 Premium. I had a 2" front / 1.5" rear Ready Lift installed and want to keep my stock rims. What is the best size or tallest tire that would work on this vehicle?
 

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45mm Offset on the wheels.

Gas mileage has dropped pretty significantly. I have the 3.6R and with the addition of wheels and tires/roof rack/rally bar (outback estimated) went from around 24mpg to about 20mpg. I am also in a very high traffic area so, I am always on the city side on gas mileage. Haven't had a chance to take a trip yet (newborn at home), but will give my highway estimates when I get a chance.

Would I say its worth it? Heck yeah. Love the looks and compliments. Now just need a chance to really test her out.

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Where did you get that grill? Do they make them for 2010 models?
 
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