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Old 30th March 2017, 12:39 PM
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Does anyone know of any 16inch steelies that fit subarus? I am interested in finding an after market product that isn't just your basic steel wheel and it seems that everything I can find is made at 15inches. I've scoured the internet and haven't had any luck finding anything that will fit 16x6.5 wheel with the 5x100 bolt pattern.

The issue I am having is that I already bought my off road tires a couple months back so I could start hitting the trails, and now that I have the budget to upgrade my wheels my options are limited to 16inch unless I sell my wheels and buy new ones, or there is some way to fit my current tires on a 15 inch rim.

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Oh. And I forgot to mention. I have a 2002 Subaru outback and the tires im trying to fit on 16 inch steelies are 215/75/r16 Cooper Discoverers M+S
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The Forester SG has 16" steelies from stock that should fit your Outback but they are mud catchers...
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Yeah I know of those ones. Also, I hate chrome and spraying or plasti dipping things just doesnt look the best.
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Why steel wheels?
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I want steelies for off roading. They're more durable and possible to repair because they bend instead of break.
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what's wrong with foz steelies ?

I don't imagine you'll find much else.

Here are your options:
http://www.wheelfitment.eu/PCD/5x100.html

really - the probability of breaking an alloy wheel is very low -- that's what spares are for.

Cost of second hand OEM alloys is also very low.
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I want steelies for off roading. They're more durable and possible to repair because they bend instead of break.
You can ask TireRack for wheel load ratings. No need to buy sketchy wheels.

My in-town wheels are the stock ones, my offroad wheels are...Enkei Racing RP03. Lightweight but strong, they offset to a degree the weight of my KO2s. In fact, the car accelerates well and stops very, very well.
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Hmm interesting. Well this is the first I have heard anyone saying to hit the trails with alloys. I will look into it more. I'm glad there are options out there. Thanks guys.
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They have minor scratches but that is it.

The few Subarus I have seen on trail were on stock aluminum wheels.

Some alloy wheels are barely at the minimum load rating though. I would not buy those.
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