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Old 05-31-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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I've got a 98 Legacy GT with stock 16"x6.5" wheels and 205/55R16 tires. I want to upgrade to Rota Sub-Zero wheels (17"x7.5" with a 48 offset) and Kumho 711's or 712's (tire size - 225/45R17).

Can anyone offer any comments re: correct offset, whether the tires are too wide (rubbing issues), whether the wheels are too wide (rubbing issues or contact with suspension parts), etc? I would really appreciate any help anyone can offer as I've been getting conflicting info from various wheel/tire retailers.

Lastly, can anyone tell me what the offset is on the stock wheels form my car? I'm having a pretty hard time getting this info (two Subaru dealerships have told me they don't know). Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:42 PM   #2
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Stock offset on the Legacy GT wheels is +55mm.

Going from a 6.5 wide/+55 to a 7.5 wide /+48 will yield the following changes:

- The clearance from stut housing to the inside of the wheel will be 6mm LESS
- The outside edge of the wheel will EXTEND an extra 20mm

Not even considering the 225/45/17 tires, you are probably going to rub. I think the widest most guys go is 7" wheels on the BD.

I noticed you're in Toronto... do you post on the TSC board?
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:44 PM   #3
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:49 PM   #4
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http://www.torontolegacys.com/
You should come out to our next meet and you can talk Legacy mods with us

If you want to join the club and add your car to the website, you can send your info directly to me:

chris@torontolegacys.com
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Old 06-01-2003, 12:25 AM   #5
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are you lowered? my 215's didnt rub and I am lowered on whitelines.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=two+tarmacs
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Old 06-01-2003, 12:30 AM   #6
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I haven't got any pics to put on the website . . . but if you guys post the meeting dates I'll keep checking this forum for updates.

Based on your replys, it sounds like I should scrap any plans for the 7.5" wheels and 225 tires . . . any suggestions for 7" wheels with the right offset (I guess 50-53)? I'm trying to keep the total price for 4 wheels around $1000CAN.

Thanks guys . . .
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Old 06-01-2003, 02:13 AM   #7
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my tarmacs were 7.5
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Old 06-01-2003, 02:16 AM   #8
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98LegacyGT - if you plan on lowering the car after the 17" wheels, run 215/40/17 w/ the Rotas.

That should prevent rubbing.

Otherwise, you could fit the 225's underneath if you rolled the fender and running ~1.5-2 degrees of neg. camber F&R (depending on the lowering) for the BD
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:02 AM   #9
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iON Performance - I'm new in the modification game . . . rolled fenders? Negative camber? I'm getting in over my head . . .

If I run with the stock suspension setup, can I go with the 17"x7.5" wheels coupled with the 225 tires? If not, I'll need to find 7" rims with ET50-53 . . . any suggestions?

Thanks.

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Old 06-01-2003, 11:59 AM   #10
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I might sell my rims depending on my future plans. You can see them in the webpage under my name or HERE
First page, second row, 1st, 2nd, & last pic. Also last page. They've only been on my car for about 2 months.

Also, if I go the different route, I'll have alot of other goodies for sale too

oh, I'm running 17x7/+48 w/215/40/17 and no rubbing...and my car is DUMPED!
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Old 06-01-2003, 03:01 PM   #11
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I'm running 215/40/17 on wheels with +45 offset and I'm lowered with Eibach/v5 and I'm not rubbing. The next Legacy meet will be sometime in June... I'll PM with the date once we settle it or you can check www.TorontoLegacys.com.
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:33 PM   #12
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in other words, you will be fine with stock ride height
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Old 06-02-2003, 12:14 AM   #13
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I have been warned by some of the wheel retailers I have spoken to that on the BD a 7.5" wheel will rub against one of the suspension arms on the rear (apparently it runs perpendicular to the ground and comes fairly close to the stock wheel) . . . was this guy just feeding me a line so that he could sell me 7" (he didn't have any 7.5" wheels that fit Subarus) or is this a legit concern.

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Old 06-02-2003, 12:28 AM   #14
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I would call that a line, the tire comes closer to rubbing the spring than it does that piece. Even when I set my front camber at full negative /--\ it didnt rub the spring. Go for the Subzeros man
BTW I was running 215/45 Sumitomo HTR+'s
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Old 06-03-2003, 09:03 AM   #15
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Thanks for the info . . . I'm going with the Sub-Zeros and 225's. I'm not sure if I will lower the suspension, but if I do, it won't be more than 1/2 inch.
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Old 06-03-2003, 10:34 AM   #16
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98LegacyGT - Hopefully you'll be going to a tire store which will allow you to exchange the tires. Unless you roll your fenders in the rear, the 225/45/17's will rub even on stock suspension. (This is when your car has 2 passangers in the rear, or in corners w & w/o passangers)

If you really want 225's, go with 18" and run 225/35/18 and you'll be able to clear the fenders fine on a 7.5" wheel & +48mm offset. (even when lowered)
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Old 06-03-2003, 02:09 PM   #17
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Tirerack recently did a very good comparison of tires and the Yokohama AVS ES100 (what I plan to purchase) was better than the Kuhmo Ecsta 712 (what I currently have). Also many list members feel the Yokohama is a better tire. The weight between the two of equal size is within 1/2 pound.
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Old 06-03-2003, 05:57 PM   #18
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If I run 215's, should I run 215/45R17 or 215/40R17 to avoid rubbing? What if I want to lower the suspension? I'm just worried that 40's will change the wheel diameter too much. Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2003, 06:39 PM   #19
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i run 40s and dont rub, but i hate them. every time i hit a bump or anything my car feels as if i hit a bump going 90. i will be running some 16s next and a set of 50s or maybe 17s with 205/45/17 i want to try that. remember side wall is a mix of width and hight. so 225/40/17 will be taller then 205/40/17
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Old 06-03-2003, 07:47 PM   #20
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i ran rota taramacs... 17x 7.5

i had H&R springs in. 1 inch lower.

with 225/45/17 kuhmo 712 i DID have rubbing. even with extra camber and rolling the fender.

with stock suspension in, no rubbing even with it loaded down.

tire was just too wide. i wish i could have the lowered susp and the tires, maybe the 215 would do it
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I have 225/45/17's on a 7.5 wheel with +48 offset. Rubbing only on extreme conering and passengers in back.


Not lowered.
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