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No lift. Can’t justify since mainly driving in SoCal. Love the look though. And look forward to adventures .
 

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So the only thing I'm unsure about is how the Sandstorm wheels would look on street tires. I have a brand new set of Yokohama all season tires I'd like to keep on the new wheels, but most people add bigger all terrains with the rally style wheels. I'm also on lowering springs, so don't want to get bigger tires for that reason as well.

Here's my car currently:

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In my opinion the sandstorms would look pretty cool on a street application. Especially if you are lowering the car. Just make sure you get the fitment and offset correct to achieve the proper stance desired.
 

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MY09 SH Diesel - the noisy & uncomfortable Geolanders are gone:giggle:

Tyre brand and size: Continental AllSeasonContact 215/65 R16 V XL
Rim width and height: Dezent TZ 6.0x16
Rim offset: +35mm
Center Hole: 57.1mm
Center Ring: 1mm (56.1-57.1)
Any rubbing: none
Suspension: Pedders Heavy Duty
Using any spacers: no
 

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2020 Forester Sport
Black Rhino Sandstorm 17in +10 offset
Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 225/65/17
Unsprung weight difference vs stock combo
Stock falken 225/55/18=25lbs
Stock 18x7 +48about = 31 lbs
Total = 56lbs
Option 2 : Sandstorm 17x8 = 29lbs plus pirelli AT plus 245/65/17 = 29 lbs
Total : 58lbs

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amazing! Did it require hub centrics?

et35 would fit as well? Do these stick out much?
 

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2018 forester XT

Rim - 2018 STI 19"
Offset - 55mm
Tire - Atturo AZ850
Tire size - 255-50-19
Converter spacer - ISC 15mm
Suspension - Mann Engineering spring
Rear shocks - replaced w 2017 xt
Front camber = -1 degree
Rear camber = -1.8 degree

I gotta say...I took a gamble here cause I wanted some beefy tires that will cover as much of the fender well.

I BARELY cleared the strut in the front. As for the rear I also, barely cleared the chassis toward the back door area.

Absolutely no rubbing at all surprisingly!

I wouldn't recommend doing this. Best option is to go 255-45 or 245-45 if your going 19".
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amazing! Did it require hub centrics?

et35 would fit as well? Do these stick out much?
Yes , it required hub centric rings. Yes the 35mm would work. Not as much poke, but if I had to do again I might consider that offset , so I could keep OEM mud guards. Had to opt for rock locks because of the poke, but the stance is cool. Compliments at least 1-2c a week at red lights hehe
 

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I’m excited for you brother, although true and true I couldn’t go with the same run of the mill rims everyone gets. Don’t get me wrong, methods, etc are the business, but I wanted something unique and flat face , rally style and man oh man, the stock Subaru caps really bring this wheel out! Keep us posted, I’d love to see the setup! View attachment 528821 View attachment 528823 View attachment 528824
This looks SO good bro. Excellent choice.
 

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2016 Forester 2.5i
235/75/R15 Travelstar ECO Path AT
KMC KM721 Alpine 15x7 / 15mm Offset / 72.6 to 56.1 Hub Centric Rings
2" Raceland Lift
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I hate to be a pain in the ***, but could you take a photo from the rear to show how "flush" your current setup is? I've been eyeballing damn near this exact same setup, but was a little unsure how the drop affects the overall fitment from an 8.5" wide wheel with ~40 offset. Thank you in advance if you can!
 

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No problem bro.

Camber: -1.2 front, -2 rear

Just know that this wheel and tire combo weighs roughly 6 lbs heavier than OEM, so expect about 1 mpg loss
My dude! Thank you for taking the time to reply, those were exactly what I was looking for.

I'm actually looking for 18's currently, and my one requirement is that they be lighter than the stock cast 17's. Currently, I've got 18x8 +43 MB Revolts, but they're noticeably heavier at 3+lbs/each (especially with the wheezing 2.5) and they make a fairly distinct impact. Without going "too flush", it's hard to find the right wheel without breaking the bank, and I didn't want to roll the dice on something too aggressive where it will fling rocks and tar down the sides.

Again, thank you!


MB Revolt wheels (18x8 +43), 225/55R18 Falken HS449 snows. Stock height, currently.


 

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My dude! Thank you for taking the time to reply, those were exactly what I was looking for.

I'm actually looking for 18's currently, and my one requirement is that they be lighter than the stock cast 17's. Currently, I've got 18x8 +43 MB Revolts, but they're noticeably heavier at 3+lbs/each (especially with the wheezing 2.5) and they make a fairly distinct impact. Without going "too flush", it's hard to find the right wheel without breaking the bank, and I didn't want to roll the dice on something too aggressive where it will fling rocks and tar down the sides.

Again, thank you!


MB Revolt wheels (18x8 +43), 225/55R18 Falken HS449 snows. Stock height, currently.


No worries man!

I was on the fence for a long time between 18's and 19's. Ultimately, I went with 19's because I wanted a thinner profile tire and it's not my daily driver, so I don't really mind the mpg loss.

Here are some fairly light and inexpensive 18" wheels:



(not sponsored by discount tire lmao)
 
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