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SJ FXT Wheel/Tire Fitment Information

Hey guys. Today I finally put on my new wheels and tires. The wheels are Motegi MR274 17x7 5x100 40mm offset. The tires are Cooper Discoverer AT3 235/60/17R. I wanted to point out that this is about the biggest setup you can get away with on stock ride height. There is very little (~1/4") clearance while wheel is full turn. Also, as pictured below, you will see there is very very little room between the tire and the strut (~1") and also the wheel and the caliper (< 1"). I know there is a wheel/tire setup database somewhere that this should be filed under, and I trust the mods will help the info find it's way there (Thanks!).








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THe '14 xt has 18x7 but what is the offset? 5x100? thx

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Offset is 48mm from what I understand. Lugs are 5x100


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Looks great man! How do you like the tires so far?
I want to start shopping for wheels soon myself and have never done so before, any advice on a good site to browse options? I want to go 18x8 with a good tire for the summer time.
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Thanks man! I also was a total newb with wheels and tires. I found a ton of great wheels on wheelpros.com and also just searching google images or ebay with the size, lug pattern and offset I want. E.g. just search "18x8 5x100 40" in ebay and you should get a ton of options. But once you find the wheel you want be sure to search long and hard because there is some random car parts vendor out there that is having a sale on those wheels and you can save money.

As for tires, I am loving these tires so far. Best mod I have ever done. Stick to the road like I've never experienced before. Definitely the first place to start performance mods. Eagle GT's look awesome and I'm pretty sure they will be a great summer tire.


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That is tons of strut clearance!
My FXT has about 2mm of strut/tire clearance on the rear, compared to your 25mm+

Also, brake caliper clearance can be much tighter too. I've run and witnessed other setups with between 1-4mm of clearance with the brake calipers.


The setup looks awesome though! Very aggressive looking in that rock crawler sort of sense.


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i'm sorry buh i have to again 5x100? i remember somewhere reading that the XTs were running 18x7, 5x114.3...i guess i was wrong...
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^ OEM is 5x100 on all Subarus except STi's. The XT's you're probably thinking of are converted to 5x114.

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My 14 XT is 5X100
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Thanks man! I also was a total newb with wheels and tires. I found a ton of great wheels on wheelpros.com and also just searching google images or ebay with the size, lug pattern and offset I want. E.g. just search "18x8 5x100 40" in ebay and you should get a ton of options. But once you find the wheel you want be sure to search long and hard because there is some random car parts vendor out there that is having a sale on those wheels and you can save money.

As for tires, I am loving these tires so far. Best mod I have ever done. Stick to the road like I've never experienced before. Definitely the first place to start performance mods. Eagle GT's look awesome and I'm pretty sure they will be a great summer tire.
Hi DubbleThePleasure,

How's your tire setup treating you now that you've had time to run on them? Any reduction in MPG's, rubbing, steering wheel lock, etc? I'm planning on picking up a set of BFG Long Trail T/A 235/60/17 for my 2.5i this weekend. I'm pretty certain they will fit without a headache.

Did you keep the same psi?

Thanks for the help :)

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I found some inexpensive oe 17 in 2009 WRX wheels. If I'm correct the offset is 55mm do you guys think it will fit my incoming 2014 XT wich is 48mm offset...?
I'm going to install some 215/65/17 or 225/60/17 winter tires
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Hi DubbleThePleasure,

How's your tire setup treating you now that you've had time to run on them? Any reduction in MPG's, rubbing, steering wheel lock, etc? I'm planning on picking up a set of BFG Long Trail T/A 235/60/17 for my 2.5i this weekend. I'm pretty certain they will fit without a headache.

Did you keep the same psi?

Thanks for the help :)
So far all is good. Perhaps ~.5-1mpg loss, no rubbing, no troubles with wheel lock, great control in all conditions. Certainly not designed for wet driving, but they get the job done well. Those tires should fit just fine, I think you will really enjoy the new ride.

Honestly, I haven't even checked the psi yet haha, probably should do that. They look fine....

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I found some inexpensive oe 17 in 2009 WRX wheels. If I'm correct the offset is 55mm do you guys think it will fit my incoming 2014 XT wich is 48mm offset...?
I'm going to install some 215/65/17 or 225/60/17 winter tires
Yea a 55 offset will fit, just depends if it gives your desired vehicle image.


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So far all is good. Perhaps ~.5-1mpg loss, no rubbing, no troubles with wheel lock, great control in all conditions. Certainly not designed for wet driving, but they get the job done well. Those tires should fit just fine, I think you will really enjoy the new ride.

Honestly, I haven't even checked the psi yet haha, probably should do that. They look fine....



Yea a 55 offset will fit, just depends if it gives your desired vehicle image.
I decided to go the route you went. I bought Cooper Discoverer AT3's 235/60/17 too. I haven't been able to slap them on yet. I'll post pics as soon as I can. Thanks!
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So far all is good. Perhaps ~.5-1mpg loss, no rubbing, no troubles with wheel lock, great control in all conditions. Certainly not designed for wet driving, but they get the job done well. Those tires should fit just fine, I think you will really enjoy the new ride.

Honestly, I haven't even checked the psi yet haha, probably should do that. They look fine....



Yea a 55 offset will fit, just depends if it gives your desired vehicle image.

What do you mean with desired image?... From my understanding of the offset it means that the wheels will be farther from the hub in comparison with 48mm so the tire should clear the suspension more easily....
Am I right?
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Everything else being equal, a 55mm offset ("ET") will pull the tire closer to the suspension than the stock 48mm.

You can play with the numbers here.

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