Steel Wheels For Subarus

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by Ben Rooney
A Winter / SnowWinter/Snow Tire & Wheel Package Tire & Wheel Package is the best way to maximize your Subaru's capabilities in the snow and on the ice. In preparation for winter, we are often able to find inexpensive steel wheels for use in these packages.  

We have recently received 16" steel wheels designed for late model Subarus. They will fit most Forester, Impreza, Outback and Legacy models of recent years. The exceptions are models with larger brakes, which may need 17" or bigger wheels to clear. Shop for Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Packages by vehicle to see if these wheels are a match for your car.

Priced at $56* these black steel wheels represent an excellent value for customers looking to make the most of their Subarus' AWD capability with a winter package. Combined with a good set of snow tires, these can be your ticket to confident, enjoyable and safe winter driving.

Read "Understanding the Tire Performance Categories for Winter / Snow Tires" to help choose the right winter tire for your driving style.

*Prices subject to change

Comments on Steel Wheels For Subarus

Monday, April 9, 2012 by Mark:
Are these available? I just want the rims. Are the 16 x 6.5?
Monday, April 9, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
We do have some, although very few left. They are 16x6.5. If you would like them, please email
Sunday, August 5, 2012 by chris:
I need 15" steel ,for a '12 Impreza-do you (or expect to) have any? Thanks-Chris
Monday, August 6, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Chris, the only 15" we have for the Impreza are alloys, starting at $79 each. We will have 16" steels again this winter. -ben@tirerack
Sunday, October 7, 2012 by Gary Bryant:
Will any tire combination and the 16" steel wheel fit a 1995 Subaru Impreza?
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
Gary, I do not find any 16" steel wheels listed for the 95 Impreza. You can use the shop by vehicle link in the post to see what is available.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by walter Lima:
Do you still have 16" steel wheel for subaru's? I have a 2012 forester.
Thanks, W
Sunday, November 18, 2012 by Alan:
When will 16 x 6.5 steel rims be available? I have a 2010 Subaru Forester.
Monday, November 19, 2012 by ben@tirerack:
We do have the steel wheels to fit the Forester. Click on the link in the post to shop by 'vehicle' and it will walk you through creating the package. It allows you to skip the tires if you only want wheels.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by Jason:
What is the exact diameter of the bore? I have seen some aftermarket suppose to be hubcentric wheels with some plays when fitted on an axle, even 1 to 2 milimeter lager bore gave some play. I just want to make sure it will b an exact fit like oe steelies before i place an order. Thx.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Jason, the centerbore is 56mm.
Friday, January 11, 2013 by Jason:
Thank you for the reply Ben. 2 more question please. First, Subaru list their OEM wheel centerbore size as 56.1mm. Now, is 0.1mm difference going to give me a problem fitting? Second, OEM offset is 48mm, yours is 50mm. Is 2mm difference gonna be a problem? I think the differences are so small to case any fitting issues but I am not an expert like you guys :) Well one more question while I am at it. Have you actually fitted the wheel on a recent Subarus? Thanks alot and that would be all.
Friday, January 11, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
You are welcome Jason. Yes we have put them on many recent Subarus. For every car that we list them as available, we do confirm correct fitment specific to that vehicle. The 2mm difference in offset is negligible in most cases, and the .01 difference in nominal diameter has not posed any issue for installation.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 by Marc:
Can I use the 16 inch rim on 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport Wagon? If so, what size tire would need to be installed on the 16 inch rim to match the total diameter of the P205/50 R17 already installed
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Marc, to view the options available for your vehicle click the 'vehicle' link in the post above.
Monday, June 24, 2013 by Mike:
Hi, Can you supply a set of 4 16" steel wheels for Subaru 5x100 with offset between +45 - +50? And do you ship to New Zealand? Thank you.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Hi Mike, we do have 16" wheels for Subarus. You can use the link in the post above to check if they fit your specific model. If you wish to order to New Zealand, please send an email with your address, phone number, and specific items and quantity desired.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by dat:
hi, i have tires size 235/45/17 for winter time and im wondering if you have anything rims or steely for that size?
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by Ed:
Why are there no more 16 inch wheels for Subaru Forester? I would like to use 16s for the winter instead of the 18s on the car now.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 by ben@tirerack:
Ed, if you are referring to the 2014 Forester, 17" is the smallest that can fit on it. We have not found any 16" to clear the brakes and fit correctly.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Frank:
Can I put the 16" Alloy wheels from my 2000 outback on a 2011 Legacy?
Sunday, February 23, 2014 by Joe:
Will the OEM Subaru hubcaps fit on the 16" steel wheels? I have a 2011 Outback Limited with 17" alloy rims and TPMS.
Saturday, March 8, 2014 by Frank B.:
What tire/steel rim combo would you recommend for winter on a 12 Forester Premium running 225 55 17 stock?
Blending traction anx longevity.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Jim Dunphy:
Do you have any cheap steel 16 inch rims that fit a 2013 subaru legacy ?....I need 4
Saturday, July 19, 2014 by phil:
hi,looking for steel rims for a 2004 you carry stock and how much to ship to the uk?

Many thanks.
Monday, October 13, 2014 by gary groom:
looking for winter wheels (steel) and tire size 2014 subarus Impes sport has 205/50/17 now..
Thursday, January 29, 2015 by colton:
will any 16' wheel from say a toyota, one with no hubcaps, just an alloy wheel fit a 2011 subaru impreza 2.5i
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Alan:
Will 2004 Subaru Forester XS 16" alloy wheels fit a 2011 Legacy
Saturday, March 14, 2015 by Jacob:
Will the 16" steel wheels fit a 2012 Impreza Limited without any problems? I have heard that some of these models actually require 17" wheels due to the brake setup.

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