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2017 Crosstrek Method MR502 VT-SPEC 2 BFG K02 215/75/15 NO LIFT

Bought my Crosstrek a few months ago and am getting stoked on some upgrades for wheels. I see a lot of threads here but can never find the exact one I'm looking for. Anyway, from what I can tell I think this set up will work. I'm sure I'll get a little rubbing at full lock. Wondering if anyone has done this and any other pros/cons besides some added noise, worse gas mileage, etc. Do 95% of driving on roads (but NYC potholes may as well be off road) and want to get in more light off road and beach driving. Also do a fair amount of snow/ice winter driving upstate NY/Vermont. Any thoughts, tips and confirmation that this set up works would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I believe there's a sticky post somewhere that puts together all the combinations of tire size vs lift or not. But to answer your question. My car has no lift. I have a set of 215/75/15s on +15 Methods that I put on for off pavement activities. They do not rub. Once in a great while when I am backing out of the driveway, I'll hear the slightest rub, but it really is very minor. Otherwise, I've had it on three wheels, have hit pot holes at speeds I won't admit to on the internet, and no problems.

**For the record. a 2 inch lift will NOT clear tires any better than no lift. Look at where it's rubbing and then measure down 2 inches to see what I mean.
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I believe there's a sticky post somewhere that puts together all the combinations of tire size vs lift or not. But to answer your question. My car has no lift. I have a set of 215/75/15s on +15 Methods that I put on for off pavement activities. They do not rub. Once in a great while when I am backing out of the driveway, I'll hear the slightest rub, but it really is very minor. Otherwise, I've had it on three wheels, have hit pot holes at speeds I won't admit to on the internet, and no problems.

**For the record. a 2 inch lift will NOT clear tires any better than no lift. Look at where it's rubbing and then measure down 2 inches to see what I mean. View attachment 302049
Thanks. Are you in a 2018 or 2017? From what I can tell the wheel wells in the 2018 and newer models are brighter than the 2017.
 

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cool thanks for your help. Class act.
Class act? How many questions that don't need to be answered do I need to answer? I feel like I answered one too many questions. Best of luck stumbling through figuring out what to do next.
 

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cool thanks for your help. Class act.
For common questions like this that have been covered a lot, folks on the forums get annoyed sometimes because you could just google it. This thread has your information:

FWIW I'm very happy with my Falken Wildpeak Trails on stock wheels. They come in stock size if you want, or you could bump it up to 225/60R17 for half an inch of free "lift". I don't see much reason to deal with the downsides of K02s, but to each their own.
 

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For common questions like this that have been covered a lot, folks on the forums get annoyed sometimes because you could just google it. This thread has your information:

FWIW I'm very happy with my Falken Wildpeak Trails on stock wheels. They come in stock size if you want, or you could bump it up to 225/60R17 for half an inch of free "lift". I don't see much reason to deal with the downsides of K02s, but to each their own.

Thank you for the thoughtful reply, appreciate it.

After scouring the forum, I didn't and still can't find anything about a 2017 specifically. If it's out there, shame on me but haven't found it. Also, if it's annoying don't respond. Pretty simple.
 

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2012 to 2017 have the same suspension and wheel wells, so it should apply. If it were me, I would feel comfortable ordering 215/75R15 for the 2017 based on that thread (and others). The fact that Discount Tire CO weighed in is also telling.

You could search for 2017 in r/xvcrosstrek on Reddit for more confirmation, or ask @Discount Tire directly.
 

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2017 Crosstrek Method MR502 VT-SPEC 2 BFG K02 215/75/15 NO LIFT

Bought my Crosstrek a few months ago and am getting stoked on some upgrades for wheels. I see a lot of threads here but can never find the exact one I'm looking for. Anyway, from what I can tell I think this set up will work. I'm sure I'll get a little rubbing at full lock. Wondering if anyone has done this and any other pros/cons besides some added noise, worse gas mileage, etc. Do 95% of driving on roads (but NYC potholes may as well be off road) and want to get in more light off road and beach driving. Also do a fair amount of snow/ice winter driving upstate NY/Vermont. Any thoughts, tips and confirmation that this set up works would be greatly appreciated.
The wheel and tire combination you are considering, although a bit on the aggressive side should work. 28" tall tire looks to be the maximum for your model year. The 215/75 at 27.8" may be a little tight and as mentioned before, may rub at full lock. If you are willing to do minor fender modifications this would be a great option for your purposed driving needs. PM on the way.
 
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