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Old 04-04-2002, 11:26 PM   #1
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Default What type of rims fit on 97 Impreza Outback?

My girlfriend just bought a 97 Impreza Outback, and she wants some rims.
I have some 5x100 ET35 rims from a VW, and my Grand Am has some universal 5x100/5x114 rims (not sure of the offset).
are Subarus 5x100?
and what is the minimum ET for clearance?
http://www.angelfire.com/ne/eastcoas...ons/jared.html
thats a picture of the rims on my car (note, I hate my car )
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Old 04-05-2002, 09:35 AM   #2
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5x100 is correct. Generally only offsets of +48mm or higher are considered "safe", especially for the GC/GF chassis cars. I.E. your VW wheels will almost certainly rub the fender lip of your girlfriends car, not to mention the possibility of strange handling and wheel bearing wear. HTH.

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Old 04-05-2002, 12:03 PM   #3
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In summary, all wheels that work on Impreza should work on Impreza outback, same car, different body cladding and paint.
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