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Hello everyone! I just bought a used 2019 Passport. I'm from Canada and the winter here can be very brutal. I was thinking of changing my OEM tires to Falken Wildpeak Trail. I don't want a lift. I was just wondering, will it rub? Thanks!
 

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Gonna need some tire sizes here. If they're the same size as before...then likely not.

 

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Why WOULD they rub?

For what it's worth that has become arguable the most popular tire among Subaru Outback owners over at our sister site www.SubaruOutback.org. I left employment at a Honda-Toyota-Subaru dealership today but during my time there I sold a lot of tires and the Falken WIldpeak tires were among my most popular selling tires. Everyone reports that they are great tires in all conditions to include winter driving and offroad, not to mention year round otherwise. I'm strongly considering them for my Subaru Outback and perhaps for my Honda Passport as well.
 

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I have them on my Passport and no rubbing at all. Just get the proper size. I'm very happy with them. Haven't used them in snow yet but my son has them on his Outback and they worked very well in the snowy mountains around Breckenridge and Vail last winter.
 

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I also have the Wildpeak Trails on my Passport (2020 EX-L) and am really pleased. I went one size up to 255/50 R20 (okay on the 8.0" wide OEM wheels per Tire Rack and Discount Tire) to get a bit more muscular stance. The sidewall 'reach' is also better which reduces curb rash risk (don't ask me how I know this...) and there's no rub lock to lock. The Passport's signature harsh ride is noticeably improved (verified by an awful expansion joint 'test' on my work commute) and gas mileage doesn't seem to be impacted at all. I stayed with the OEM 20" wheels because, honestly, I just like the look on the EX-L, and there's no worry about hub fit or wheel offset. Doesn't mean that there aren't a few 18" wheels out there that continue to call out to me, though, and that would certainly improve the ride, on and off road, just that much more. I'll (try to) attach a few pictures that might help (tempt you) in your decision.

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I also have the Wildpeak Trails on my Passport (2020 EX-L) and am really pleased. I went one size up to 255/50 R20 (okay on the 8.0" wide OEM wheels per Tire Rack and Discount Tire) to get a bit more muscular stance. The sidewall 'reach' is also better which reduces curb rash risk (don't ask me how I know this...) and there's no rub lock to lock. The Passport's signature harsh ride is noticeably improved (verified by an awful expansion joint 'test' on my work commute) and gas mileage doesn't seem to be impacted at all. I stayed with the OEM 20" wheels because, honestly, I just like the look on the EX-L, and there's no worry about hub fit or wheel offset. Doesn't mean that there aren't a few 18" wheels out there that continue to call out to me, though, and that would certainly improve the ride, on and off road, just that much more. I'll (try to) attach a few pictures that might help (tempt you) in your decision.

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How’s the road noise vs the OEM’s?
 

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How’s the road noise vs the OEM’s?
Road noise with the Falken Trails is interesting. On most roads I notice a very slight, and I mean very slight, increase in 'hum'. Now, if the road is really smooth, which is a rarity anymore in Colorado, the hum is a bit more noticeable, but not at all bothersome. It actually makes me feel kinda good, like there's a little something extra cool going on here. The real improvement for me, though, is that they take the edge off the harsh ride of the stock Continentals. You'll still have the 'rock and roll' of the Passport's stiffer suspension, but overall I'm glad that I made the switch. The USTMA's Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rating is also a plus for those of us that have winter driving conditions a good part of the year.
 

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Road noise with the Falken Trails is interesting. On most roads I notice a very slight, and I mean very slight, increase in 'hum'. Now, if the road is really smooth, which is a rarity anymore in Colorado, the hum is a bit more noticeable, but not at all bothersome. It actually makes me feel kinda good, like there's a little something extra cool going on here. The real improvement for me, though, is that they take the edge off the harsh ride of the stock Continentals. You'll still have the 'rock and roll' of the Passport's stiffer suspension, but overall I'm glad that I made the switch. The USTMA's Three Peak Mountain Snowflake rating is also a plus for those of us that have winter driving conditions a good part of the year.
Thanks for the info! I’m actually moving to Denver in a month, and am between these and the continental terraincontacts…
 

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I also have the Wildpeak Trails on my Passport (2020 EX-L) and am really pleased. I went one size up to 255/50 R20 (okay on the 8.0" wide OEM wheels per Tire Rack and Discount Tire) to get a bit more muscular stance. The sidewall 'reach' is also better which reduces curb rash risk (don't ask me how I know this...) and there's no rub lock to lock. The Passport's signature harsh ride is noticeably improved (verified by an awful expansion joint 'test' on my work commute) and gas mileage doesn't seem to be impacted at all. I stayed with the OEM 20" wheels because, honestly, I just like the look on the EX-L, and there's no worry about hub fit or wheel offset. Doesn't mean that there aren't a few 18" wheels out there that continue to call out to me, though, and that would certainly improve the ride, on and off road, just that much more. I'll (try to) attach a few pictures that might help (tempt you) in your decision.

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How have you been liking these tires so far? I am not thrilled with the stock continentals... any drop in mpg or other issues? Thanks!
 

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Do you think the Falken Wildpead A/T/ Trail in size 255/50R20 will fit the Touring or Elite's 8.5" rim size ? Really thinking about going with this exact tire and just wanted to confirm with someone that they work on a Touring wheel as well.
 
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