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Give Your Outback More Capability With These Great Offroad Wheels

By Ben Boxer

Last updated on April 23rd, 2024

Whether you just want a more aggressive look for your Outback, or you are planning to build it into an off-road machine, we’ve compiled a list of the best wheels for it. We’ve asked our readers, combed through forum discussions and reviews, and even tried some ourselves. Hopefully this guide will have a wheel that meets your technical and aesthetic needs.

Although each of these wheels are available is a wide range of sizes, this article will be focusing on 17 inch wheels. 17 inch wheels will usually fit perfectly over Outback brakes and still allow for a large amount of sidewall on the tire. However, many off-road enthusiasts that own Outbacks also use 15 and 16 inch wheels. If you want to do this, check with each manufacturer to ensure that their wheel will clear your specific Outback’s brake calipers. However, keep in mind that if you own a newer Outback, running wheels below 17 inches may not be possible.

Our Top picks for the best off-road wheels for Subaru Outback:

A few things to remember when purchasing wheels for your Outback:

  • If your Outback is 2015 or newer, you will want a wheel with a 5×114.3 bolt pattern.
  • You will also want aftermarket lug nuts. Please do NOT try using your stock lug nuts on aftermarket wheels. In our experience, they rarely fit non OEM wheels.
  • Don’t forget to check the hub bore size on your new wheels. You will likely want a 56.1 hub bore. If it’s not available, remember to get hub-centric rings that fit the wheel you are purchasing and bring the bore down to 56.1mm.
If you’d like some inspiration as you build your Subie for the trails, check out our Outback featured builds directory. These are exclusive interviews that we’ve done with other owners just like you to showcase their mods and hard work.

Best Overall Value

Lightweight

Sporty Design

Low Offset

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Strong Wheel With Aggressive Looks

Tough And Ready For Anything

Aggressive Looks Without Sacrificing Performance

Rally Tested & Proven

Tough Enough For Rally

Clears Bigger Brakes

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Please note that Tire Rack’s website will say the wheel is not available for your vehicle because it’s not identical to the OEM specs. Simply message them and explain that you’d like to order them for your car.

Performance & Aesthetics

High Strength Wheel

Sporty & Affordable

Affordable, Light, and Highly Underrated
(Very Good Budget Option)

Affordable, High Quality Racing Heritage

Full Face Protection

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Sturdy Wheel With Strong Styling Features

Stands Out Visually Against Similar Wheels

Strong And Ready For Trail Use

Born Out Of Decades Of Rally Experience

Classic Rally Styling

subaru outback with sparco wheels and tires

Affordable, Lightweight, & Strong

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Before you select a new wheel for your offroad Outback build, make sure you double check fitment and ask a professional for help if you have questions.

To learn more about how we choose our wheels for offroading in Subarus, check out our wheel buying guide.

We always recommend purchasing your wheels from a local or online authorized dealer such as Tire Rack, Discount Tire, or from the manufacturer via Amazon. This will ensure that you’re always getting a premium product and good customer service.

Lifted Imports cannot be held responsible for any mods or actions taken by the end user. Always consult with a professional.