I got a little confused here: so for an example if the new wheel is 1" wider, but with same offset as original, the new wheel will push 1/2" more in either direction. Correct ? That means the backspace is increased by 1/2" ? Hope I got it right this time.If the offset remains constant, the wider wheel would "push" equally on both sides.
35 or 40 is fine.Thinking about changing out the OE 18 inch wheels to get a better tire and more clearance. Reading these threads can be confusing. I already have a two inch lift and now looking at 245/65/17 tires. The offset is what I am confused about because the dude at the tire store seems to think I need a 35mm offset wheel, yet on this board it seems like people are doing it with offsets in the 40s. I can get a decent looking wheel at 40-42mm offset. Does anyone know for sure if that size will work and still clear the strut?
Tire Rack had them in stock and shipped them out the same day I placed the order. The price included the lug nuts and hub centric rings. Costco mounted, balanced and overhauled the TPMS sensors for $72, a great deal. Remember, it didn’t happen without a photo. :wink2:
Thanks Grant! I am about to order a 17.5 wheel at 35 and 245/65/17 tires. The guy at TireRack said it would never fit and would hit the fenders so I talked to someone else at Discount Tire and they seemed to think it would work. I will be ordering from Discount Tire.35 or 40 is fine.
17.5?Thanks Grant! I am about to order a 17.5 wheel at 35 and 245/65/17 tires. The guy at TireRack said it would never fit and would hit the fenders so I talked to someone else at Discount Tire and they seemed to think it would work. I will be ordering from Discount Tire.
This should give about another half inch of clearance.
Looks good. Since you said you had driven 50km, I assume you're not in the US. If it was me, I'd check with your dealer on the TPMS. Maybe they are just a USA thing. Enjoy.Here it is. And loving it. You were my inspiration lol. Thank you
funny thing is, my oem wheels had no tpms. isnt that weird? i'v driven for about 50km now with the new wheels and no signs of a lack of tpms.
I recently put the MR-502’s on my 2016 and there are zero balance issues or shakes. Since the purpose of the hub-centric rings is to ensure that the wheel is centered on the spindle and not allowed to “float” on the studs, I would suggest you very carefully examine your rings. The slightest machining error or damage from a careless tech during installation will mean that no matter how good the balance is on a balance machine, the wheel could be off-center. Maybe a quick call to Method (Phone#: 866-779-8604The not so good:
Has anyone had trouble balancing aftermarket wheels & tires that required hub adapters for the wheels? Like several of you, I put MR wheels on my new Outback soon after I bought it. They look amazing, but they're the first wheel in 16 years of Subaru ownership that I've needed to mount with adapters. Two roadforce balancing attempts still haven't gotten rid of the shakes. It disappears entirely once I put the OEMs back on the car. I even asked the dealership to look at the suspension to make sure nothing was wrong there.
If the adapters are unlikely to be causing the issues, I have to believe it's a defect with the wheels and/or tires. I'm just surprised that two separate techs and Hunter RF machines didn't pick up on them. Odd, right?