Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Tire & Wheel

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-28-2007, 08:19 PM   #1
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default WRX wheels on my 96 outback, question about ECU/suspension/etc

I picked up a set of stock WRX wheels for my 1996 Impreza Outback, which has 14 inch wheels stock. My dad said using the bigger wheels could cause the car to throw a code and mess up the suspension and handling and possibly the safety of the car.

I told him that i've seen many people with wagons using WRX wheels. My relatives WRX has 17 inch rims on it and he doesnt have any problems with it.

Can anyone fill me in on this? Am I going to have any problems with rubbing or anything else?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:08 PM   #2
bl_easy
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 91407
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: the souf
Vehicle:
Ver. 2 WRX STi wagon
but it's a bucket

Default

THat is an untruthitude
bl_easy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

So will I have anymore problems then?
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:16 PM   #4
Hawk296
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 14555
Join Date: Jan 2002
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Troy, MI
Vehicle:
1995 Impreza L
Baja

Default

speedo might be a bit off if the tire diameter isnt the same. But thats about it.
Hawk296 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:38 PM   #5
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

stock 14's

wrx = 16

how off would the speedo be?
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 09:56 PM   #6
waktasz
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 86356
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Default

How big is the TIRE!! Compare the TIRE size.

Use the TIRE SIZE calculator seen HERE.

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
waktasz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

well i killed 2 of my tires last night, im gonna put my wrx rims on now but im waiting on 1 tire until tomorrow for the new rims

would it hurt my car if i put the 2 16' inch rims on the front and left the 2 14' in the back? i know it sounds stupid but i need my car to get to work and id rather not drive on a donut, but if its going to damage anything ill use the donut
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:27 PM   #8
DrD
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 22412
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Vehicle:
2012 Legacy 2.5GT
Ice Silver Metallic

Default

What are the tire sizes on the two wheels? Use the calculator above and see how big a difference there is (will also tell you if the speedo is going to be off)
DrD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 05:41 PM   #9
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

The calculater doesnt work on any of my computers

the original tires are P185/70R14

the wrx are stock P205/55R16's or whatever they may be
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:08 PM   #10
DrD
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 22412
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Vehicle:
2012 Legacy 2.5GT
Ice Silver Metallic

Default

185/70-14
sidewall - 5.1in
radius 12.1 in
diameter 24.2 in
circumf 76.0 in
revs/mi 834

205/55-16
sidewall 4.4in
radius 12.4 in
diameter 24.9 in
circumf 78.2 in
revs/mi 811

speedometer is going to read 2.8% slow with the new wheels/tires

You could probably get away with it for a little while with no ill effects, but I wouldn't recommend it - it could be hard on the center differential
DrD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:29 PM   #11
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

thanks DrD, i decided to hold off and my father agreed to let me use his car for the day
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:30 PM   #12
GFimpreza
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 40674
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Los Angeles
Vehicle:
94 Impreza wagon
1.8L + 657cc's

Default

If you want better gearing later, you can always go with 205/50/16's.
GFimpreza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
Boxologist
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 21118
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: LI, NY
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mxpunk View Post
I picked up a set of stock WRX wheels for my 1996 Impreza Outback, which has 14 inch wheels stock. My dad said using the bigger wheels could cause the car to throw a code and mess up the suspension and handling and possibly the safety of the car.
give ur old man a good throat chop to insure that he never lies to u again.
Boxologist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 08:20 AM   #14
mxpunk
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 132130
Join Date: Nov 2006
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, Texas
Vehicle:
2002 Ford F-150
Graphite Gray

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxologist View Post
give ur old man a good throat chop to insure that he never lies to u again.
naa, hes just looking out for me gotta' set em straight once in awhile though (respectfully) lol
mxpunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pic request: 08+ WRX wheels on 99-01' Outback sport Ptero Member's Car Gallery 1 04-09-2010 01:22 PM
'06 WRX wheels on an '06 Outback? Heavy Fuji Legacy Forum 11 11-11-2007 07:26 AM
02-03 WRX wheels on a 96 Legacy L ebayking90 Tire & Wheel 3 09-28-2007 10:30 AM
WRX wheels on a 2000 Outback wagon? pedaler8090 Outback Forum 9 10-25-2004 10:18 AM
Cool! WRX wheels on my 90 legacy! ciper Legacy Forum 4 03-06-2002 12:31 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.