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Not sure if anyone has fit these wheels on an SJ yet.

720 form gtf1
5x100
17x8
+35 offset


Tires I've seen plenty with these:
Cooper discover at3’s
235/60/17 tires

Wheels and tires are 2lbs lighter per corner and 1” taller than factory xt 18’s

No poke with the factory fender flares installed.
 

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I'm with you. I'd also like to know if I can go to 15's or 16's without having issues with brake clearance.
Looking at Tirerack, smallest wheels they list are 17s.
Alternate sizes they also list: 235/50 18, 215/65 17..

Does anyone know if the TPMS sensors from an aftermarket set of wheels will work?
 

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All-stock 2015 Forester Limited. I'd like to go a bit wider and as tall as I can go without changing anything else yet (planning on adding a small lift eventually, but tires first).

Will 235/65/17 fit using stock rims? I've got my eye on Kumho Road Venture AT51's, specifically.
 

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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum and wanted to get some advice on whe fitments. I have a 2016 forester xt limited and looking to get 18x 9.5 +38 all around but not sure if there would be any rubbing issues or clearance issues. The car is going to be on stock height

Thanks!
 

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No, you're 2014-2018 wheels won't fit on the Forester 2019 sonce they changed the bolt pattern.
2014-2018 were 5x100
2019- are 114.3
All years prior to 2019 were 5x100 for the Forester.
Legacy and Outback switched to 5x114 in 2015, all prior years were 5x100.
 

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is yours SG or SH? today i tried to put 225, 70, R16 on stock 16" rim and fron of the rear tires rubbing hard against the tire well. i have 3cm strut lift. i wonder if 215, 70,R16 will make any difference ?
I'm sorry, I only just saw this, no notification for some reason. Mines an SH if this information is still any use to you. The slightly wider tire probably grabs the inner wheel well when turning I'm guessing? If it isn't too bad you may be able to trim some of the plastic to stop the rubbing, if you're willing to do that of course. I hope you worked it out somehow.
 

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Hi

My UK 2014 SJ XT (OEM 18" 7.5Jx18 ET48) has for the last 4 winters been running old 2002 5x twin spoke WRX 17" 7J 55ET Rims with Nokian WR SUV 3 Winter Tyres 225/60R17 103H XL.

Been very happy with the Nokians, but after 25k miles these now need replacing before the weather turns...

Ideally I'd like to go for a slightly deeper tyre for more clearance, ie 225/65R17

The questions I have are

1) will the 225/65R17 rub because of the higher tyre with different offset? (ET55 means tyre is closer to the inside of wheel arch)
2) is that too much of a step up for gearing, etc?
3) Should I consider 215/65R17 instead, but would those tyres be too skinny? (For reference the Wheels stock Tyre setup on a 2002 WRX were 215/45R17 so 225 is actually a little wider than stock for those old wheels but the car has run fine on them).
4) Should I just stick with what I know has worked fine for the last 4 years lol (225/60R17)

Grateful for your experience/opinions (excuse the rambling)
 

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Any thoughts on 225/50/17 for 2011 Forester? I'm at stock ride height. Would it look stupid? Should be a 1cm drop in ride height which i'm fine with.
 

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Eyeing up a set of these for a winter setup:

OEM 2010 - 2014 Subaru Outback rims. Specs: Size: 17" Bolt Pattern: 5x100 48 Offset 7x17. They seem like they should fit no problem, just wondering as i didn't seem them listed on the first page if anyone else has run this combo before. Looking to run 225/65/R17 winter tires if possible. I know they should be 225/60/R17, but looking for a little more cushion for the winter. These would be mounted on a 2016 Forester XT, stock suspension. Thoughts or comments please...

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@cdn_rolla - they look nice, i would go for it. Just make sure they fit. Not sure about your country laws but 225/65/17 shouldn't rub or anything so if the law is ok with it, it should work.

Personally I have winter tires on a 16" (2011 model) and this year i went with 215/60/16. But i want the ride to be a bit firmer and more responsive on the steering.
 

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@cdn_rolla - they look nice, i would go for it. Just make sure they fit. Not sure about your country laws but 225/65/17 shouldn't rub or anything so if the law is ok with it, it should work.

Personally I have winter tires on a 16" (2011 model) and this year i went with 215/60/16. But i want the ride to be a bit firmer and more responsive on the steering.
Pulled the trigger on the rims, so now i just have to decide what size of tire to put on them. Like i said, I would like to go with the 65 sidewall vs 60, just want to make SURE they won't rub. If others have experience with this size, I would love to get some feedback. Thanks!
 

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Hi all! I have 2016 Forester XT. Finally picked up some new wheels which are 18x8.5 with 35mm offset. Not looking to drop the car, but I live in Toronto where there are brutal roads with lots of potholes. Unsure of which tires I should go for 245 50 18 or 235 55 18. Any specific suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
 

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Here's the same setup as what you have ^ but with ET44...245/50/18.

With 35 you're really going to be poking.







 

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Scooby24 those look great! How do you like the Falken Fk450s? I think those are discontinued now.

Anyone suggest 235 55 18s instead? Seem to more choices and cheaper, not to mention a bit more sidewall for protection.
 

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That is on RSRs above. The FK450 is a good 3 season tire...did not do well in snow but was exceptionally well in the summer. The biggest complaints were noise and wear. I ended up with only around 16k miles on the tires before reaching 4/32nds.

Discount tire ended up giving me back about 2/3rds of what I paid to replace them so im not mad.

They still have the FK450 bit it's a new model number as a discount tire exclusive...I think it's g5 or something.
 
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