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Thank you for your question. The Method wheels come in 15,17 and 18 inch sizing. Please let us know if we can send you a quote.
Yes, the 15's in Black, for a 17 NA Forester, with BFG KO2's in 235/75/R15, to TX 78045

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Yes, the 15's in Black, for a 17 NA Forester, with BFG KO2's in 235/75/R15, to TX 78045
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When will you have the 503's in stock? I am interested in them with the terrain contacts in 225/60/17
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When will you have the 503's in stock? I am interested in them with the terrain contacts in 225/60/17
Method Wheels has some in stock.

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Just want to verify these wheels will fit a 2011 Forester x touring. Planning on 235/75/15 Falken At.
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Just want to verify these wheels will fit a 2011 Forester x touring. Planning on 235/75/15 Falken At.
The wheel fitment is good to go, but as we noted in our PM reply, the tires are aggressive and modifications will be needed to make them fit .

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Hello! Could I get a quote on MR502 17x8 Bronze with BFG KO2 in 225/65-17, with TPMS. Set of FIVE to 97116. Thanks!

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Hello! Could I get a quote on MR502 17x8 Bronze with BFG KO2 in 225/65-17, with TPMS. Set of FIVE to 97116. Thanks!
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Will these 15" 502s with some 225/70/15 Geolanders clear my 2011 Forester X with stock suspension?
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Will these 15" 502s with some 225/70/15 Geolanders clear my 2011 Forester X with stock suspension?
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Big shout out to Matt at Discount Tire Direct!! My 225-70-15 Yokohama Geolander A/t G015's and Method 502 VT-Spec wheels and lugs came in today!
I think I gained about an inch of lift at least. Still looking for my torque wrench before I take them for a spin but first impressions are fantastic, totally transforms the car.
DTD was awesome, thank you so very much!
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Big shout out to Matt at Discount Tire Direct!! My 225-70-15 Yokohama Geolander A/t G015's and Method 502 VT-Spec wheels and lugs came in today!
I think I gained about an inch of lift at least. Still looking for my torque wrench before I take them for a spin but first impressions are fantastic, totally transforms the car.
DTD was awesome, thank you so very much!

Very nice!!! Thank you for sharing and for giving us the opportunity to help!

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Thanks a ton to you guys for sharing information and experience. I jumped on memorial day deal from Discount Tire Direct for Method 502 VT-Spec with P235/75/15 Yokohama Geolandar G015. I chose G015 for comfort on paved road. Turns out they are quieter and smoother than outgoing Pirelli Cinturato all-season. Maybe less-rim-more-tire played a role there too.

Below I listed my method for installing Method 502 VT-spec wheels with oversize tires.

1) Clearance
I installed 1" lift spacers on front and rear shocks for wheel / ground clearance. I think 1" lift is the minimum if you decide to go with 235/75r15. Unintended consequence of lift is my rear camber actually got better.
2) Rubbing avoidance
For potential rubbing, I pushed out fender liners with heat gun and hammer. Low offset of the wheel (+15mm) helps a lot, but if you don't modify liner, there will be some rubbing at front wheel when turning.
3) TPMS
My research on Forester TPMS wasn't completed so I ordered wheel/tire mounted and balanced san TPMS.

Glad that I skipped TPMS when I ordered as it turned out TPMS is major headache for Subarus when you swap out wheels.

I concluded that the most reasonable solution is to clone the sensors so that you don't have to go to dealer to have the system 'relearn' the new IDs every time you swap out wheels.

I went with Autel MX 315MHz sensors with metal stem ($25 each eBay/amazon). I also purchased Autel TPMS tool TS408 ($112 eBay) for cloning. (Cheaper Autel tool exists (called MaxiPAD $50 off ebay), but there are some unconfirmed reports that it can't read OEM Subaru sensors inside wheel).

I installed these sensors myself after local tire shops quoted $86 + tax for just installation/rebalancing. I also didn't want to haul the tires all the way to the shop and back. DIY TPMS installation involved breaking bead only on TPMS side, removing old valve stem, sliding/screwing in new sensor, reseating tire, and rebalancing.

For rebalance, I measured weight difference between old rubber stem and new Autel MX TPMS sensors. The difference was 0.77 oz, which is basically three 1/4 oz balance weight. Using some arithmetic and basic trigonometry, I moved around a few weights to compensate the 0.77 oz difference. I ended up using net zero weight for all four wheels.

The most difficult part of DIY TPMS installation was seating the tire. The rim has very tight space inside, so the installed TPMS module prevents the bead of tire ever so slightly from touching the seat of the rim. I solved this problem by using L-shaped paintless dent-removal hook to get the bead over the TPMS making initial seal. Because of this I spent about an hour for the first wheel. But once I learned the trick, it took 10 minutes each for the rests.

If I had known all these, I would have asked Discount Tires about these MX sensors when I ordered wheel/tire set.
4) Wheel center cap
I've been reading that these racing wheels don't have ridge for center caps, so you have to fashion some kind of adapter to put center cap in place.

But upon receiving the wheels, I noticed that there is clearly a ring intended for center cap. I don't know if the design has changed, but the stock 60mm diameter Subaru plastic center cap goes straight in and secures perfectly.

So I bought and installed black 60mm center caps with Subaru logo from eBay (~$15).
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cmpxchg, thank you for the very detailed report of installing your new Yokohama Geolandar G015 tires with Method 502 VT-Spec wheels. Great job explaining your process along with photos.

Thank you for your business.

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