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I haven't been able to find much on anyone swapping Sport wheels/tires for the stock Premium wheels/tires on the new model (2019). I'm really liking the look, and being a newbie to all things wheels, I didn't have to wade through the waters of offset changes, lift kits and matching tires with aftermarket wheels. These Sport wheels/tires were purchased on eBay for $950 with free shipping straight to the dealer who balanced and mounted them, and transferred the TPMS's. What do you think?
 

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I agree, Very Nice.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did the dealership charged you for the mounting and TPMS transfer?

TS out
 

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What do you think?
I don't like it AT ALL. Did you notice Subaru doesn't offer the Sport trim in the Sepia Bronze Metallic? That is due to black wheels not being appropriate for this color of vehicle. Please change it back to stock immediately. Thanks!

Just kidding. Good looking combo.
 

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I agree, Very Nice.
If you don't mind me asking, how much did the dealership charged you for the mounting and TPMS transfer?

TS out
No worries, I believe it was $110 for them to do that. I got a quote from them to purchase the Sport's wheels and tires at the time of the vehicle purchase, and it came in at over $3K !
 

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I don't like it AT ALL. Did you notice Subaru doesn't offer the Sport trim in the Sepia Bronze Metallic? That is due to black wheels not being appropriate for this color of vehicle. Please change it back to stock immediately. Thanks!

Just kidding. Good looking combo.

Ha! and all that orange is somehow appropriate on the Sport?? I would have gone for that one if not for the gaudy orange trim and stitching.
 

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Ha! and all that orange is somehow appropriate on the Sport??
My shopping started at the Limited trim. I hated all of the chrome and didn't need some of the features, including 18" wheels. Looked at the Sport but it was a no go for me due to the accent color scheme alone. So I ended up on the Premium with options. Then a process of elimination on the body color had me at Sepia Bronze. After that, I had to change out the stock wheels and black was the simplest route to go. If I had wanted 18", I probably would have tried to find a deal on a set from a Sport so I'm not questioning your taste at all. Enjoy.
 

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My shopping started at the Limited trim. I hated all of the chrome and didn't need some of the features, including 18" wheels. Looked at the Sport but it was a no go for me due to the accent color scheme alone. So I ended up on the Premium with options. Then a process of elimination on the body color had me at Sepia Bronze. After that, I had to change out the stock wheels and black was the simplest route to go. If I had wanted 18", I probably would have tried to find a deal on a set from a Sport so I'm not questioning your taste at all. Enjoy.
Word. I like where your head is at. What did you go with for wheels and tires? Maybe that's in a separate post?
 

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Word. I like where your head is at. What did you go with for wheels and tires? Maybe that's in a separate post?
My info is somewhat spread out with various postings in threads and all of the current details are summed up in my Garage. I needed an AT tire and wanted to go with 16" to get as much sidewall as possible. The front calipers didn't like that size. I went for the Drag DR-66 in 17 x 7 +40 and Cooper Discoverer AT3 4S in 215/65R17 with a matching spare. Here's my only side shot, taken in the rain immediately after the wheels were installed.
 

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No, seriously, why would I do that? I just joined and don't know of any etiquette or unwritten thing about having your car as your profile pic. Feel free to PM me!
Hah no need, it's just a friendly way of saying to show off your new wheels :thumbsup:
 

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Hah no need, it's just a friendly way of saying to show off your new wheels :thumbsup:
Umm, ok, no worries. my profile pic shows the new wheels. I think maybe you confused the before pic with stock wheels as the after pic with the new wheels. The new wheels (from a Sport model) are black.
 

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Nice wheel and tire setup! Having A/T tires really make huge difference on how Forester look. I really wanted to get KO2 or similar, but I didn't want to take out my 2019 Sport OEM wheels, so I had to go with semi-A/T tire such Geolander G015 that comes in 225/55-R18 factory wheel size.
 

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“and transferred TPMS's.”

I have a 2020 Premium, black, which I want to put these 18” Sports on! I was wondering about the tire sensors, and how they communicate with the vehicle, and it seems like it has to be done by someone who at least knows what they’re doing ha. Was there anything else needed to know when switching the stock premium wheels with the sports?
 

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I suppose I would sell my stock Sport wheels if anyone else is interested. They are just sitting in the basement and I don;t see myself ever going back to them.

But, how on earth do you ship wheels?? Seems like it would cost a fortune. I can see selling tires or wheels, but a full set of wheels with tires and sensors mounted, seems big and impossible to ship for any reasonable money.
 
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