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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 07-10-2019, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about getting A/T wheels and tires with no lift. Suggestions?

Just got a '19 Forester Sport. Like the subject said, I'd like to pickup a set of new wheels (assuming smaller) and get beefy All Terrain Tires that are winter rated for the weekend adventure rides.

Catch is, I'd rather not lift the car or have to adjust the brakes, and would like to be able to put on my stock wheels and tires back on for those regular road driving days.

Any suggestions and pics???

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I've been looking at kind of the same thing. Not sure I want to lift the vehicle (yet) but it would be nice to get some better traction off-road and provide more sidewall for airing down.

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If you end up getting something, let me know and send pics!
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New to the forums! And just got these on the car today! 2019 STI forester rims with KO2s 225/65/17.

Stock height no lift, but may consider one down the road...
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Do they make a tire that is similar and can fit my stock 18 inch rims...tires now are 225/55 maybe something like a 225/60 , Iím thinking 225/65 would rub if on 18 inch rims
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Unfortunately no.... I would of done the 18" STI version but KO2 dont come in a size that would fit without rubing I believe other people on forums said you need at least 2" lift. Which I didnt want.
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I'm getting some Geolander A/T's installed on a set of LP ADVENTURE wheels today. Going with 225/60r17.

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How big are the brake discs on the 2019s?

A few years back, Team Dynamics did a 15" wheel that the SG XT Foresters could fit. They had 295mm front discs to compare. From memory they used to clear WRX 4 pot brake calipers too.
The wheels were originally used for the Impreza rally cars - They weren't pretty but allowed huge tyre fitment.

Edit: I think these were the ones: https://www.rimstock.com/content/pro-rally

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New to the forums! And just got these on the car today! 2019 STI forester rims with KO2s 225/65/17.

Stock height no lift, but may consider one down the road...
Holy, that looks badass. Those tires are aggressive as hell....love it

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New to the forums! And just got these on the car today! 2019 STI forester rims with KO2s 225/65/17.

Stock height no lift, but may consider one down the road...
Where you get Forester STI wheels?

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New to the forums! And just got these on the car today! 2019 STI forester rims with KO2s 225/65/17.

Stock height no lift, but may consider one down the road...
Cleeeeaaaaannnnnnn! I love it! And are you able to just swap the old wheels in? no brake adjustments necessary?
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Where you get Forester STI wheels?
I ordered them directly from dealership, itís also on the Subaru Canada accessories website. Also comes in silver, gun metal and black of course.

The STI caps are separate part from rims
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Cleeeeaaaaannnnnnn! I love it! And are you able to just swap the old wheels in? no brake adjustments necessary?
Thanks! Itís going in for full paint correction and opti coat pro tomorrow so canít wait to see the end results! 😃

These STI rims are designed specifically for 2019 foresters so exact fit no adjustments needed.
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Here's a conservative set-up.

LP Adventure LP-1 wheels 17x7.5 et20

Yokohama Geolander A/T 225/60 r17

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That looks really nice too! Very low key styling. Are brake adjustments needed? or can you just swap the 17's with the stock 18s?
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