('19+) 2019 Sport Wheels on my Premium - Subaru Forester Owners Forum
User Tag List

 4Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2019 Sport Wheels on my Premium

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?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2019-05-20 at 10.04.50 AM.jpg (282.7 KB, 90 views)
File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2019-05-20 at 10.05.18 AM.jpg (258.9 KB, 88 views)
File Type: jpg Screen Shot 2019-05-20 at 10.05.47 AM.jpg (268.3 KB, 83 views)
Stormy Petrel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:27 AM
Forum Member
 
PearlWhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Very nice!

PearlWhite is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:43 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: NYC
Posts: 28
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Tucson
Transmission: Dual Clutch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
twospirits is offline  
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 97
Car Year: 1998
Car Model: forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Looks sharp! Now time to update your profile photo.

The higher, the fewer.
subaru3169 is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 10:33 AM
Forum Member
 
coregrind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Beaverton, Oregon USA
Posts: 143
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester Premium
Transmission: Lineartronic® CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormy Petrel View Post
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.

- Chris
coregrind is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by twospirits View Post
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 !
twospirits likes this.
Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by coregrind View Post
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.
coregrind likes this.
Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:15 PM
Forum Member
 
coregrind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Beaverton, Oregon USA
Posts: 143
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester Premium
Transmission: Lineartronic® CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormy Petrel View Post
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.

- Chris
coregrind is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by coregrind View Post
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?
Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by subaru3169 View Post
Looks sharp! Now time to update your profile photo.
why would I do that?

Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 06:50 PM
Forum Member
 
coregrind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Beaverton, Oregon USA
Posts: 143
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester Premium
Transmission: Lineartronic® CVT
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormy Petrel View Post
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FORESTER side.jpg (159.2 KB, 73 views)
Stormy Petrel likes this.

- Chris

Last edited by coregrind; 05-20-2019 at 06:57 PM.
coregrind is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by coregrind View Post
Here's my only side shot, taken in the rain immediately after the wheels were installed.
Very sharp! thanks for sharing man.
coregrind likes this.
Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by subaru3169 View Post
Looks sharp! Now time to update your profile photo.
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!
Stormy Petrel is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 07:30 PM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 97
Car Year: 1998
Car Model: forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stormy Petrel View Post
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

The higher, the fewer.
subaru3169 is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
New User
 
Stormy Petrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 11
Car Year: 2019
Car Model: Forester
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by subaru3169 View Post
Hah no need, it's just a friendly way of saying to show off your new wheels
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.
Stormy Petrel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Subaru Forester Owners Forum > Technical Forums and Vehicle Assistance > Wheels and Tires

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
('09-'13) 2019 Crosstrek Wheels on 2010 Forester maddy Wheels and Tires 1 04-08-2019 11:49 AM
('19+) Will 16" steelies from Crosstrek fit 2019 Forester Sport? GodWhomIsMike Wheels and Tires 5 11-20-2018 12:49 PM
SOLD: 2008 XT Sport Wheels (5-Spoke) NSXNM3 Parts For Sale 7 09-11-2017 11:51 AM
VDC switch…Can someone please explain in English kakarp General Forum 28 02-26-2015 04:40 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 

Title goes here

close
video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome