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Old 07-22-2002, 07:33 PM   #1
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Old 07-22-2002, 07:34 PM   #2
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Hehe, I thought this would be a weight reduction related post.

"I saved 120pounds by removing my wheels, you should try it"
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:06 PM   #3
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Think about how much faster your car would be too! The gearing would be a bit short for the highway though.
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:31 PM   #4
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How much are you willing to give for a set of GT rims? I have a set with Falken Azenis mounted but the Falkens I am going to keep.
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Old 07-22-2002, 08:37 PM   #5
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I know of a guy that had them on his REX but not any more, PM "Booster" and tell him that I sent you to him about the GT wheels.

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Old 07-22-2002, 09:25 PM   #6
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I have a set of 2000 Legacy GT wheels/tires. They only have about 2k on them. Wanna make me an offer?
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Old 07-22-2002, 10:35 PM   #7
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I've got a set with 16 km.. so about 10 miles.. thing is im not separating tires with wheels.. pm me with offer if you're interested.
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Old 07-22-2002, 10:52 PM   #8
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PM Necromancer as well, he is heading down to Cali soon and has some GT wheels with BFG R comp tires for sale.
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Old 07-23-2002, 03:00 AM   #9
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HIHO: $250-$300 shipped or picked up in California. Depends on condition.

2000GTWagon, Hiroki Tada: I'm not interesting in tires, if it's only 216/60 in excellent conditions...

white knight, tora: Thnaks for tip!
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Old 07-23-2002, 12:38 PM   #10
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I am confused as to whether you ARE interested in only excellent condition tires, or NOT interested in tires even if they are in excellent condition...

But anyway, for what it's worth here are the specs on my stock tires:

Bridgestone Potenza RE92 205/55/16

Have only about 2000 miles.

The wheels are perfect -- Sitting in my garage since a couple months after I bought the car.

I wouldn't separate the tires/wheels anyway, so you're probably not interested. Let me know if so. I am in Los Angeles.
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:16 PM   #11
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2000GTWagon:
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Bridgestone Potenza RE92 205/55/16
Size does matter - I need 215/60/16...

Sorry for confusing...
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:21 PM   #12
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bagio - I have a set of 16x7" STi-RA wheels just refinnished in Ferrari 550 Marenello's Gun Metal If you're interested shoot me a PM or email.
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Old 07-23-2002, 01:52 PM   #13
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bagio: are you going for land speed record or something? 215 60/16 seems large unless you install them on an outback.

215 sized is supposed to be on a 7 inch wide rim right? I think the rims you mentioned are only 6.5

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Old 07-23-2002, 02:38 PM   #14
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bagio: 215 60/16 seems large unless you install them on an outback.
Thats what I'm going to do

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215 sized is supposed to be on a 7 inch wide rim right? I think the rims you mentioned are only 6.5
I'v searched tirerack.com - there are some 16x6.5 wheels offered with 215/60/16 recommended tires for Legacy Outback.
I trust them
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:53 PM   #15
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Well I gues it would help if I read your vehicle description

You are right, 215 60 16 is almost dead on with 205 17 15

Your sidewall height will reduce by half and inch though! Should feel real good. I still think 215 is meant for 7 inch wide, someone correct me?
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:54 PM   #16
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i'm running 215/55/16's on my RS rims; it still looks reasonable, on an OB.......
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:58 PM   #17
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this was with OEM re92's in 205/55/16



I'll try and take a pic tonight to show you, but it looks pretty good now.....
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Old 07-24-2002, 12:33 AM   #18
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Stock 205/55 looks OK too...

I think 215/55 is considerable - I'm just worry (a bit) about ~4% divergence in overall dimensions (diameter) -
is it acceptably?

ps pics?
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Old 07-24-2002, 03:00 AM   #19
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i'll take some in the morning

there's a bit of suspicion among us OB folk that Subaru didn't really recalibrate the speedo, because it wasn't that big a difference (normal legacies read a little high, OB's read a little low, etc)
I tested it, driving alongside my g'f's car (new beetle, with her cruise set at 80), and my speedo read about 74 matchng that speed with the stock OB sizing; i figure right now i'm a hair taller than all the other subaru stock stuff, and a little shorter than the OB, but it's a good compromise; RS/Legacy suspension stuff should *just* clear, and it won't look totally jacked up until I lower it

Also, interesting tidbit; OB's appear to have the highest spring/damping rates that have come on a US subaru, and the OB struts are much, much thicker, with thicker shafts. (I tried to put RS struts on, but they severely underdamped the car)

Put some tires with a little less sidewall (215/55/16 is also a lot more common than 215/60/16, trust me on this ) and combined with the firmer struts, the 18mm rear sway, it actually handles pretty decent.......
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Old 07-24-2002, 08:38 AM   #20
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Quote:
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...215 sized is supposed to be on a 7 inch wide rim right? I think the rims you mentioned are only 6.5
We're running 225/50/15 Kumho Victoracers on my 15" Legacy Turbo Wheels. They're only 6 or 6.5 (damn I can't remember which, but either way lol.... ). I really want a set of those 285/35/18 Hoosiers that they are running on the Cobb WRX!
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Old 07-24-2002, 11:06 AM   #21
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Old 07-24-2002, 05:11 PM   #22
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sybir - 215/55/16 looks solid!

Two questions:

1. Is there noticable difference between 205/55 and 215/55 in ride quality/comfort?
(I have good offer for GT wheels with tires wich I could change later)

2. Did you think about 225/50/17 solution?
BTW, what's offset on stock 15" Outback wheels?

ps it's pity there is no ANY aftermarket struts for Outback yet...
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Old 07-25-2002, 01:46 AM   #23
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sybir - 215/55/16 looks solid!

Two questions:

1. Is there noticable difference between 205/55 and 215/55 in ride quality/comfort?
(I have good offer for GT wheels with tires wich I could change later)

2. Did you think about 225/50/17 solution?
BTW, what's offset on stock 15" Outback wheels?

ps it's pity there is no ANY aftermarket struts for Outback yet...
I wasn't brave enough to try the 215/55 on my RS wheels. It looks good. I'm thinking I might not get 17s in the future if I can help it to save on extra wheel and tire cost.

225/50-17 is the right size. There's only one really good tire available in this size that I've seen so far... Michilen Pilot Sport A/S. Mucho dolares! However, it's an all-season on par with UHP tires though so it'll be the only one you need all year round... including those crazy tire-abusing summers!

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Old 07-25-2002, 02:29 AM   #24
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IU thought about 17's, but like AGscooby said, the only tire with right profile was a 225/50 Michelin, which would have broken me

I got the 99RS wheels and tires from the local subaru dealer for $250

The 215/55's are al ittle stiffer and more stable than the RE92's, but I think it's more due to being a better tire with a stiffer sidewall; it is a bit taller, which would otherwise mean a little more compliance with bumps and a little bit mushier transitions, but I'm really happy.
(note, my old car was running 195/60/13 BFGoodrich Radial TA's at one point on 13x5 rims, so sidewall compliance and transitional response are something I'm comfortable discussing)

I put the 711's on because I had great experiences with them on my previous car, and they have much more in common with the victoracers, even though they're h-rated. These are not like the 712's, they look exactly like p-zero directionals (front tires) and they've worked great in snow and mud for me, too

KYB is doing either GR2's or AGX's in OB fitments this calendar year sometime........
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Old 07-25-2002, 12:01 PM   #25
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You can run quite a few sizes on a 6.5 or 7 inch rim. A tire nomrally has a range on wheel widths that it can fit. Like the 205/55R16 will fit on a 6.5 and 7 inch wheel. It (the tire) can be stretched a bit further to probably even a 7.5 inch wheel.
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