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Do 14-16 Forester wheels fit an 09 Spec B?


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Hi all,

 

I'm looking to get a set of wheels for winter but want to keep it within the Subaru family. I've got a set of 215 45R18 winter tires that I want to keep using, and have noticed that 14-16 Forester 18" wheels seem to fit, but the offset is different. Will the difference between stock +55 offset and the Forester's +48 offset cause any issues?

 

For reference, they look like this: wao-68815-lb04-ma.jpg

 

Any experience is appreciated, as I'm a bit new to any modifications. Thank you!

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Shouldn't cause any issues with fitment. A lot of aftermarket wheels are 18x8 ET48. I'm guessing the Forester wheels are 18x7? They'll sit just a bit farther out, but will work.

 

 

Not sure about extra wear to the wheel bearings, but probably not a big enough difference to stock.

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Yes, the Forester wheels are 18x7, same as my stock alloys. Same 5x100 lug pattern. The offset is the only difference in spec that I can see, +55 for stock and +48 for the Forester wheels. Wheels specs are just a bit like black magic to me, lol
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