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Recently purchased my first Subie - 2010 Outback. So far so good. Looking for what combo's everyone else has for winter rims and tires? The 17 inch OEM rims seem to go for $330 each. Looking for either recomondations for where you found used/refinished OEM wheels, or looking for the closet looking aftermarket rims (alum). All the ones I seem to find look like gangster wheels.

If you know a dealer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that you've worked with I'd appreciate it.
 

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I've been very happy with the various winter wheel-tire packages that I've purchased from Tire Rack over the past 10 yrs. A number of their Sport Edition (house brand) alloy rims are under $100 each and with the decent price of tires, it comes out affordable. My avatar picture shows an older set of their rims that were pretty much knock-offs of the older WRX rim design. My newer set are a bit fancier. Rather than reshoe these rims after a few years, I just put them up on Craigs List. Recovered a good part of what I paid for them, and bought a brand new package!
 

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H4 or H6 engine?

You can get 16" wheels for the H4, but they won't clear the brakes on the H6.
 

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I just got a set of 17" Steel rims with TPMS Sensors from TireRack about $460 with shipping. I found a set of wheel covers on Amazon for $19. I have been driving on Nokian tires (NRWs, Qs, WRs and WRG2s) for 18 years and love them. Since TireRack doesn't carry Nokian I had them drop ship the rims to my dealer and had them install a set of Nokian Hakka Rs (studless Ice) but haven't had a chance to see how they perform in the snow and ice. The down side to Nokian is the price and expected milage.
 

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I just got a set of 17" Steel rims with TPMS Sensors from TireRack about $460 with shipping. I found a set of wheel covers on Amazon for $19. I have been driving on Nokian tires (NRWs, Qs, WRs and WRG2s) for 18 years and love them. Since TireRack doesn't carry Nokian I had them drop ship the rims to my dealer and had them install a set of Nokian Hakka Rs (studless Ice) but haven't had a chance to see how they perform in the snow and ice. The down side to Nokian is the price and expected milage.
Those are awesome tires. boought a set for one of my other vehicles last year. I've used a lot of different Nokian models on cars and trucks and they are all great, but like you said, pricey and a little quick wearing. Great performance though.
 

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I bought Sport Edition F7 Wheels (which were ~70/piece, and I think they look pretty good) with General Altimax Arctics for my 2004 LL Bean. I'm sure Tirerack would have a similar combination in a size for the 2010. Very good "bang for the buck" set.
 

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I have the F7 on our Toyota Sienna and the F10 on the Subaru now. Both are running Continental Extreme Winter Contacts. I used to have the old style F5 on the Subi.
 

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We have a 2010 Outback 3.6R with 17" inventory wheels. 16" wheels will fit the 2.5i as the platform design comes with 16" inventory wheels. My grand pa purchased a set of 17" Blizzaks for the winter season season. His objective is to use the manufacturer wheels (swapping just the rubber). The costs are quite tempting
 
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