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Huh.. makes me wonder if I could have gone taller on the tire with the lift, thanks.(y)
With the offset, possibly. I can't go any taller due to strut tower. Can't get my finger between tower and tire. Search my posts and will see picture.

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So I just got new wheels and thought I'd share. The other thread with wheel size was dead on with the new bolt pattern and these BBS SR Wheels 17x7.5 5x114.3 48mm offset 21.8lbs wheels fit with no problem. I was thinking about getting 18" wheels but the ones in my price range were all so heavy compared to the 17's and I thought it might be best to keep them as close to the original specs as possible of 17x7 5x114.3 55mm offset 24 lbs. I also didn't want to get new tires at this point. The BBS SR Wheels are about 2.2lbs lighter per wheel than the factory wheels and it feels like it accelerates just a little bit easier. I've only driven about 50 miles on them so far but I love how they drive. These are my first after market wheels ever bought and so far I'm glad I did. I almost bought the Sport Tuning T8 wheels because they are cheaper but I just wasn't sure about the long term reliability.





Here is how it use to look
Wow! Those BBS wheels look great! Reasonable price too. Thanks for sharing
 

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Hi all. Relatively new to posting, but been reading through all the pages here. Lots of good info. Pretty much decided to go with Wildpeak trails at stock (225/65/17) to keep weight down. I'm now deciding on new wheels, however, I have a quick question that I didn't seem to find much info on.

What and how does backspacing play into wheels? Anything to be concerned with? I have an 18 Outback 2.5i.

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Here's a little teaser until I can get better pictures. Method MR503 17x8 paired with Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S in 235/65/17. Absolutely love the combo!

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Shout out to @Discount Tire for making it a super easy and smooth process.

Thank you for the shout out as well as posting the photo of your new tire/wheels installed on your Outback. We appreciate your support.
 

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Do you feel like you're getting the same gas mileage from the Falken's as you were with the OE tires? I put them on the missus CRV and I like them because they are quiet but I usually don't drive that car.
Honestly the car is so low mileage I haven't settled into a steady MPG. I did one long trip with stocks and mileage was okay. Running around town these past few weeks I haven't seen noticiable differences. Headed out for a long highway trip this weekend so we'll see. I ran KO2s on my crostrek and I am a bit more happy with these for on-road performance so far. Wife runs same tire (different size) on her Forester and haven't heard he complain either.
 

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Hi all. Relatively new to posting, but been reading through all the pages here. Lots of good info. Pretty much decided to go with Wildpeak trails at stock (225/65/17) to keep weight down. I'm now deciding on new wheels, however, I have a quick question that I didn't seem to find much info on.

What and how does backspacing play into wheels? Anything to be concerned with? I have an 18 Outback 2.5i.

Thank you!
Hi, first of all I think you will like these tires a lot. I have them also in 225/65-17 on my 2019 3.6 and they have worked out really well. The wheels I chose- Method Race 501s, fit perfectly and there were no issues at all. The MR website lists the 501 offset as 42 ( their very popular 502 is 38 ) while the stock is generally given as 55. For a clear description of offset versus backspacing, I found a cool article by John Cappa (8/21/19) cleverly entitled "Wheel Offset Versus Backspacing" on the 4wheelparts.com website. Who knew? Anyway, I think your best bet is to find the wheels you like then check out members with that particular setup for their feedback. Also, the Discount Tire Team that works with this forum have been amazing- very friendly and super helpful! You can't go wrong with any of the Method Race Rally series or the LP Aventure LP-1.
 

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any of you running 18x8.5 with 245/55R18 (or other) finding that you've run into any clearance issues as the car has aged? I know there are a number of you in here, and I see that when everything is new it all clears, but it's tight. Has this clearance remained OK after a few years?


Im running 18x8 with 45 offset 245/55/18
2 years no issues
 

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Firestone Destination AT - 235/65/17

No rubbing or other contact. Pictures attached.
The purpose of this thread is to become a sticky for educational and ogling purposes only. Please respect the purpose of this thread as it will be beneficial not only now while the 2015 is in its infancy, but also in a decade when some lucky newcomer gets a ride.

Please post your specs of tire and wheel, followed by a picture.
Tire specs should include brand/model along with the measurement.
Wheel Specs need to include width and offset of wheel as well as size.


Thank you

Mod Edit:

Here is a PDF showing sizes and wheels. 1 = rub 0 = no rub.

Most of Rub can still work if you remove mud flaps.

https://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/attachments/gen-5-2015-2019/431585d1529338116-tires-wheels-proven-fit-doc1.pdf

Full credit goes to @Ktiemann for creating this PDF.

Thanks!
WHEELS: 17" BLACK RHINO ARSENAL 5/114.3 17X8 MATTE BLACK
TIRES: 225-65R17 FALKEN WILDPEAK A/T
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