Hi, as a new member I'm confused. I thought the whole purpose of this thread was to share experiences and recommend tires and wheels to each other. Thank you Kevin for this cool forum.Please do not report someone for making a tire recommendation, two members were reported to me from this thread within the past 24 hours and frankly I don't care. I recommend Nokian tires myself.
There were complaints reported that there were people advertising tires in this thread when in reality they were simply making personal recommendations. Thank you for inquiring further as I think it was beneficial for me to clarify further.Hi, as a new member I'm confused. I thought the whole purpose of this thread was to share experiences and recommend tires and wheels to each other. Thank you Kevin for this cool forum.
I am a huge fan of the more aggressive look.17x8 rims with a 45mm offset are golden. My Geolandar 235 65 17’s fit like a dream no rubbing. My guess is that a 245 would also fit but I’m not a fan of the tire sticking out the wheel well. These aren’t Wranglers : )
I wouldn’t do it. The largest I’d ever recommend going is 245/65/17. I have to think there will be some serious rubbing, otherwise.HI, I'm looking at a set of Falken Wildpeak on Amazon for $86 a tire!!! Anyone know if a 235/75/17 will fit? Looks like its roughly a 1/2" taller than a 245/65/17. Thanks for your response.
Bumping this to see if any of you have insight with my question. I'm considering either the stock arch moldings or the JDM ones, but wanted to be sure adding these wouldn't cause tire rubbing from where they're attached with clips in the wheel hub. Thanks in advance.Mattytreks, that looks great! I just got the same MR rims (in black) and put 235/65/17 Geolandars on my outback, and also love how the car now performs. It's seriously like a different car to me. Good to know I can go up to 245 tires without rubbing with the Falken Wildpeaks, cause I just wasn't sure with so many posts to sift through in this forum thread.
My question is if anyone knows if any of these Geolandars, KO2s, or the Wildpeaks tires will rub if I were to add the wheel arch mouldings. This would all be stock height, no lift.
You should be A-OK with the arch moldings, even running on up to 245/65/17 tires.Bumping this to see if any of you have insight with my question. I'm considering either the stock arch moldings or the JDM ones, but wanted to be sure adding these wouldn't cause tire rubbing from where they're attached with clips in the wheel hub. Thanks in advance.
Thanks Matt, that's helpful to know. I do already currently have the stock splash guards (mud flaps) installed, but am on 235/65/17 Geolandar tires with no rubbing.You should be A-OK with the arch moldings, even running on up to 245/65/17 tires.
Now mud flaps, however...that may be a different story.
Actually the wheel vendor identifies them as a Subaru Legacy wheel but the bolt circle is correct 5 on 114.3. My biggest concern initially was clearing the calipers but I see lots of people running 17" wheels and I spotted an Outback at the Maverick with steel wheels so I chatted up the owner and he sent me the same website i was shopping, There seem to be a lot of Outbacks here in NW Nevada, it says a lot about the brand and model.Check the Impreza bolt circle. Is it 5x114.3 or 5x100?
I was dithering between the GT Ice Pro and the Falken Eurowinter and finally decided to go with the Falken. They'll all show up about the same time thus ending any chance of snow in the immediate area.Been running the 245/65/17 Wildpeaks for about five days now. My initial thoughts:
• I absolutely love the look of the Wildpeaks. They really fill up the wheel well and look every bit as rigged as the KO2’s
• The ride is just as quiet as my Michelin’s were on the freeway or city streets
• Cornering and handling is fantastic
• I am now noticing tire-rubbing in the wheel well when either 1.) reversing while turning at a severe angle, or 2.) turning a corner moderate speeds when turning the wheel to a severe angle (i.e. making a quick U-turn)
As it pertains to the tire-rubbing, my 2” ADF lift kit won’t be installed until next Saturday, so I imagine that will alleviate most if not all rubbing issues.