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Old 08-01-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
bpang1
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Default '04 WRX Wheels/Tires to '09 Forester Wheels/Tires...vice versa

I have been searching for the last 3 days both here, google and any of the other various clubs for this knowledge but haven't found it.

I have an '04 WRX and am buying my wife a used 2009-up Forester 2.5x. I currently have my winter tires mounted on my stock wheels. I am wondering if these stock wheels with winter rubber (205-60-16) will work on my wife's Forester during the winter and will her Forester rims/tires fit on my WRX.

I have done some research on the offset for both wheels and I should be ok on the rubbing issue for the WRX (only mild 1" drop on JDM STI Pinks with saggy butt shims at the rears). However, I am not completely sure if the WRX wheels/tires will fit on the Forester.

Does anyone have knowledge or has already done this?

I only need All Season tires for the winter and want my wife's car to have the good winter tires because she drives 20 miles each way to school and the Forester will now be our family trip car. I am also not worried about the lack of TPMS on my WRX wheels going on the Forester...I will cover the light and I check pressure every couple weeks or more when the temps drop.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:39 AM   #2
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yes, they will be fine.

the tires on the forester will be pretty tall, and *might* run into rubbing issues with the WRX spring perch (its about 2-2.5" lower than the forester suspension).
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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yes, they will be fine.

the tires on the forester will be pretty tall, and *might* run into rubbing issues with the WRX spring perch (its about 2-2.5" lower than the forester suspension).
Thanks.

I will check that when I put them on. Though right now I have the 205-60-16 tires and they fit with at least 30mm to spare in all directions. Since the stock forester tire is 215-65-16...I am thinking I'll be alright, but of course we shall see if it all pans out!

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