Outback Winter Wheel Poll

View Poll Results: Which winter wheel for the Outback?

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  • Rota SDRs

    1 8.33%
  • Steelies

    3 25.00%
  • Some other option

    1 8.33%
  • Bewb wheels

    7 58.33%
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This is a discussion on Outback Winter Wheel Poll within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Today I was bored and decided to play musical wheels with the two spare sets I have in the garage. ...

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    Outback Winter Wheel Poll

    Today I was bored and decided to play musical wheels with the two spare sets I have in the garage. Before the accident, I'd planned to mount new summer tires on the Rotas for the bugeye, mount the winter tires to the OE wheels, and ditch the steelies and older summer tires.

    With the bugeye gone, I'm left with the Rotas (which have completely shot tires on them at the moment), and the steelies with only a couple thousand miles on the winter tires. I'm trying to decide if I should keep using the steelies, as silly as they look, or buy an all new set of tires for the Rotas, then ditch the steelies. All photos are taken with the car on the ground at stock ride height.

    Stock: OE 17x7 wheels with 225/55R17 Falken Ziex all-seasons. These tires came with the car, and are pretty much new. Note the dope ride height as well.



    Rotas: Rota SDR 17x7.5 wheels currently mounted with bald 225/45R17s. While not in good enough shape for summer tire duty, they'd be great winter wheels, but I'd need new tires for them. I'd upsize the tires too, as the 45s look pretty silly in the enormous Outback wheel wells.



    Steelies: 16x6.5(?) steel wheels plasti-dipped red. Mounted with Yokohama Ice Guard 205/45R16s. While not really a "performance" winter tire, they had fantastic traction with the WRX in snow.




    According to Clubdub tradition, bewbs must be an option, so here's some wheel bewbs of unknown size:

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    Bump. I ended up peeling off the plastidip and mounting the black steelies

    Here's the thing: I found a guy who will trade me the SDRs for a set of bugeye wheels (which I can swap the winter tires onto, then ditch the steelies), or I can sell the SDRs for $300, and basically break even on what I paid for them.

    Thoughts? Having lighter winters would be nice, but there really isn't anything wrong with the steelies. I'm torn.
    Isaac -- 2003 WRX sedan Stg II - Gave its life for mine 6/2013.
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    Steelies!

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    I keep the stockers on my OBXT Ltd year 'round, so I have no opinion. However, the bewb wheels are superb!

    My stock wheels are not like yours.

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    The Rotas look silly.. Maybe with a different tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
    The Rotas look silly.. Maybe with a different tire.
    That's what I think too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
    The Rotas look silly.. Maybe with a different tire.
    Quote Originally Posted by wrx650 View Post
    That's what I think too.

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    I agree. The question at this point is if I should swap the Rotas for a set of bugeye wheels to replace the red (now black) steelies shown above, or just sell the Rotas outright and pocket the cash. Either way, the Rotas are gone.
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