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Thank you for the vehicle details, SpaceRoo!

The 225/60R-17 WildPeak A/T Trail has a slightly higher load capacity over the O.E.M. tires and utilizes the same standard load construction. You can technically run these tires at 32 psi front and 31 psi rear (cold) but I would stick with the pressured noted on the placard as the starting point. You can up the pressure to your liking from there, as long as the max psi is not exceed which in this case is 51 psi (cold).
 

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Currently running 215/65R16 KO2... I like them but ride is harsh and bit of noise on highways. My next set would be WildPeak A/T - I might have gone too aggressive with tire choices at first. Probably overkill for this little Crosstrek.

I see WildPeak has 215/65R16 as well, good fit but I wish I can find something like 225/65R16 for a wider track. Guess not.
 

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Nice looking tires

Living in Canada, and not a big fan of the Geolander OE tires (fly fisher) and wanted something that was more substantial, I opted for the Nokian Rotiiva's A/T ( Mtn Snowflake) (Kal Tire) love em, mounted on Fast 16" Shibuya "Bronze" winter rated rims. The reason I Down sized rims was to give my ride MORE sidewall, than the 17" OE rims (Too heavy) provided.
Ride is Way better, on and off road, road noise is comparable to Winter only tires.
Sold the OE Geolanders to a neighbour with a late model Outback ( look great on her car), I personally Didn't care for the look or the excess weight / corner of my ride.. Having shed several pounds / corner the car is nimble and quick on the highway/off road LOL
 

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Currently running 215/65R16 KO2... I like them but ride is harsh and bit of noise on highways. My next set would be WildPeak A/T - I might have gone too aggressive with tire choices at first. Probably overkill for this little Crosstrek.

I see WildPeak has 215/65R16 as well, good fit but I wish I can find something like 225/65R16 for a wider track. Guess not.
I'm in the same boat. Love the look of the KO2's but they are heavy AF. The car is already slow but with the KO2 they make the car feel even more sluggish. The Wildpeaks are 8 pounds lighter! I'll be getting the Wildpeak's when the KO2 are done.
 

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I just ordered the *new Falken Wildpeak A/T trail in 215/60R17 (will be the new OE tire for 2020 Toyota Rav4 TRD off road) specifically designed for crossovers for a 2014 crosstrek, I'm very glad there's more competition for rugged crossover tires now!!! No need for a lift or different rims :D
Why dis you decide to go with 215 instead of the 225?
 

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Not to high jack this thread away from the 17" OE rims, but I am one of the many who down sized to 16" rims, obvious reasons 16" tires ARE cheaper, not finding any performance issues with 16 " rims/tires. Chose Nokian Rotiiva A/T tires 215-70-16 rubber, with FAST ( Canadian product) Shibuya Bronze Rims ( Orange 2018 Sport) the look is stunning.

Plenty of Off road clearance, what you need to remember when looking for wheels-tires, Make sure you Stay to the Closet OE rolling diameter wheel as possible to Avoid damage to the AWD system ;)

Hope this helps in your selection, Find your bliss and roll in it :ROFLMAO:
 

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Make sure you Stay to the Closet OE rolling diameter wheel as possible to Avoid damage to the AWD system ;)
That is incorrect, you just need all four tires to be the same circumference. The AWD system does not "see" if the tires and/or wheels are different diameter, it only sees the RPMs.

Changing tire and wheel size will not hurt or otherwise affect the AWD system as long as the four tires/wheels match.
 

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My mistake, thanks, meant to say that it affects your speedometer reading more LOL

Have a great week one and all

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Hi Folks, new to the forum so thanks in advance for the help! Getting a 2020 limited but swapping out wheels+tires for something just slightly more off-road friendly, but want something less intense than the BFG K02, thats too much for me, I don't want too much noise or loss in MPG.

I'm looking at the following options and would love any advice or feedback!

Black Rhino Rumble @ 17x8 w35mm offset w/ Falken WildPeak A/T Trail 225/60/R17
(27.6"dia) width 8.9 wheel =21lbs tire = 29lbs total = 50lbs. outer edge delta = +0.78”

Black Rhino Rumble @ 16x7 w15mm offset w/ Falken WildPeak A/T Trail 215/65/R16
(27"dia) width 8.5 wheel = 16lbs tire = 29lbs total = 45lbs outer edge delta = +1.17”

Black Rhino Rumble @ 16x7 w15mm offset w/ Falken WildPeak A/T Trail 215/70/R16
(27.9"dia) width 8.5 wheels = 16lbs tire = 27lbs total - 43lbs outer edge delta = +1.17”

OEM STI Wheels @ 17x7 w 55mm offset w/ Falken WildPeak A/T trail 225/60/R17
(27.6 dia) width 8.9 wheel = 19lbs tire = 29lbs = 48lbs outer edge delta = ZERO

I prefer the look of teh BR Ruble wheels but I'm concerned about any type of weird issues from aftermarket wheels like rubbing etc so it seems like it might be safer to go with OEM wheels like the STI even though they are a bit overpriced.

Thoughts? Thank you in advance!
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