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Old 03-11-2003, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default What's the wheel offset for 92 L wagon?

Just wondering what the stock wheel offset is.

will 40 Offset fit and work?
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Old 03-11-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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I believe stock wheel offset is around +50-53mm.

Did you have 14" wheels stock or 15"

I battled with wheels on my 90 for some time. I have +45mm on there right now, and still had to shave the rear fender lip slightly.

You may have more room in the fenders with a wagon though.

However....+40mm may be pushing things.
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Old 03-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #3
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i have 185/70/14 stock. Want to upgrade to 15"

It fit a 95+ legacy sedan, not sure if it fits my wagon.

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Old 03-11-2003, 12:20 PM   #4
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ehhhh.......it's going to be close......The 2nd gen legacies had more room in the fenderwell.

You could try it......no guarantees.
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wait.....are the enki's 15" or 16"

15 would prob work....or have a greater chance of working then 16's.
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Old 03-11-2003, 12:54 PM   #6
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15 would prob work....or have a greater chance of working then 16's.
Provided you are adjusting the tire sizes to keep an overall equilvalent outside diameter, wheel diameter will make no difference in this case. Width of the particular wheel might affect it, though.

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it's 6.5" wide. And I am going to put my 205/60/15 on them.
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Provided you are adjusting the tire sizes to keep an overall equilvalent outside diameter, wheel diameter will make no difference in this case. Width of the particular wheel might affect it, though.

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Brian it will make a difference, for the reason you stated, wheel width usually does not stay the same between wheel sizes. If you take a 15x6 rim vs. a 16x7 rim with tires of the same overall diameter.......the 16x7 will have a greater chance to rub and give you problems.
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205 55 16 on 6.5 wide with 55 offset can rub in the front inner wall and the back spring seat under extreme conditions

205 50 16 on 6.5 wide with 55 offset will rarely rub.

205 60 15 on a 6.5 wide 15 will be somewhat soft in the sidewall, 40 offset will almost definatly rub on the outside and the wheel wells.
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205 55 16 on 6.5 wide with 55 offset can rub in the front inner wall and the back spring seat under extreme conditions

205 50 16 on 6.5 wide with 55 offset will rarely rub.

205 60 15 on a 6.5 wide 15 will be somewhat soft in the sidewall, b40 offset will almost definatly rub on the outside and the wheel wells.
40 = rubbing for sure!

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Brian it will make a difference, for the reason you stated, wheel width usually does not stay the same between wheel sizes. If you take a 15x6 rim vs. a 16x7 rim with tires of the same overall diameter.......the 16x7 will have a greater chance to rub and give you problems.
No kidding. Please read what you wrote. It's the width that matters, not the diameter. Sure, bigger wheels tend to be wider, but that's not the point. Nor is it always the case.

--I bet you a 17"x 7" would have a better chance of fitting than a 16"x 8.5"

Why is this even debatable? It's a simple fact.

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No kidding. Please read what you wrote. It's the width that matters, not the diameter. Sure, bigger wheels tend to be wider, but that's not the point. Nor is it always the case.

--I bet you a 17"x 7" would have a better chance of fitting than a 16"x 8.5"

Why is this even debatable? It's a simple fact.

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I think we're agreeing, but saying it in different ways.

What I was trying to get at is that most wheels come in the size/width combos I mentioned. Yes there are exceptions I know.

It's not too often you find a 16x5 wheel. I was just saying if he get's a common wheel, the width will probably increase with size.
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According to the seller, these wheels with 40mm offset fit his 95+ Legacy, shouldn't those 95-98 Legacy mechanically the same as 90-94?
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"shouldn't those 95-98 Legacy mechanically the same as 90-94?"

Yes, either he is wrong about the offset or they are the incorrect wheels. Sounds like VW wheels if you ask me!

Besides, even if they do work do you want to create even more stress on the wheel bearings than already exists?!
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The bearings and wheel hub may be the same as the early gen legacies.

But the fender clearance is different. The 95-98's had more flaring....mainly in the rear, compared to the 90-94's.
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But its still the wrong offset, the pivot point of the wheel will have significantly more tire area towards the outside of the car compared to the inside using a 40offset.
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