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Old 06-28-2003, 01:34 AM   #1
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Can you put anything close to something this size on our cars? I was looking and could not find out. To get about a half inch out side of our stock wheel wells, what would that be in size on some 18's or 17's...like something on the lines of 275/40ZR-18's?
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Old 06-28-2003, 04:06 AM   #2
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I've seen 265's at a car show in Japan but the car had some pulled fenders. They were 265/35 18's IIRC. I am hoping to get 235 or 245's on my car next. I'd go 245/40 R17.
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Old 06-28-2003, 04:25 AM   #3
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Default you can do it!!

You can basically put almost any tire size or wheel size on any car its just up to you on how much money you want to spend.
I say this guy on sunday that has a SVX and his about to put some 18x11 or maybe it was 18x12 wheels.
He told me his gonna put some really wide fenders.
So if you put some big ass fender flares it'll fit.

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Old 06-28-2003, 10:56 AM   #4
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Yea...you gotta pull the fenders majorly.
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Old 06-28-2003, 11:36 AM   #5
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When you droping those on Tora? I would love to see how much wider the 245's on our cars.
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Old 06-28-2003, 02:06 PM   #6
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Probably not for awhile....my 225's still have lots of life.
I want to get my suspension settled up first. I'm trying to decide between Prodrive Springs...1 inch or just under drop, and H&R springs which come in at about 1.5 inches. Also waiting for the KYB GR2s to make a showing.
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Old 06-28-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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What H&R springs are you looking to get. I have not heard back from Ryan at Irvine Subaru about the springs...so maybe I will have to pick them up somewhere else. Do you have anymore information on the H&R like type, cost, where you would pick them up, and you will still need the Impreza mounts right?
Do you think the H&R's will be to much for some 245's (or 265's) on some 18's when running the new KYB's?
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Old 06-29-2003, 08:21 PM   #8
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anyone else knows about the H&R's?
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:23 PM   #9
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H&R wont fit your car
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Old 06-29-2003, 11:56 PM   #10
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i think the last time i spoke with H&R (like a couple years ago it seems) they were saying that they were coming out with springs for the BE as well, they even said "soon" like in a few months from that call, so maybe they didnt come out with them but if they did i would think they should be available by now.

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Old 06-30-2003, 01:12 AM   #11
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I'm not sure, I can get you the part number tomorrow. I was going to buy them from a local distributor that I deal with. They are meant for the BH, I'm not sure if that is due to spring rates or what. You could use them on the sedan I would imagine but the spring rates me be a touch odd.

I really don't know how they would work with wider tires but I would try to fit a 245 under it or at least a 235.
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Old 06-30-2003, 02:48 AM   #12
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I want to see how 275s look on a legacy
245s is the way to go
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Old 06-30-2003, 11:17 AM   #13
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With 245's like 245/75 on 17's? Still not sure on how to do the whole tire wheel thing. I mean to get a low profile would it not be like 245/40 or something?
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Old 06-30-2003, 12:33 PM   #14
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235/40R17 is a good size....245 will be a bit large, but I would still go 245/40R17, or 245/35R18. I will probably be sticking with 16's though so I will go 235 or 245/45 R16. I also have a set of 5mm spacers in case I need them. Even with the 225's the tires are tight agains the strut. Dunno what will happen when I lower it.
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Old 06-30-2003, 06:11 PM   #15
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I wonder how far the tires will be our from the wheel well with 245's. I like the look where they are just flush with the top of the wheel well, on the out side looking forward at them from the ground. Hate that whole sticking out look.
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Old 06-30-2003, 07:01 PM   #16
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No offense, but if you don't want your tires to stick way out, why the heck are you even considering anything greater than a 235?

You're going to need some monster fender flares to have any hope of "flushness." Granted, the newer gen Legacies have more generous fenders, but not that much...

I'd second Tora's choice of 235/40/17. That's a standard size on a few BMW's- the tire choices are pretty good, they're reasonably affordable, etc. And most will mount fine on a 7.5" wheel. With a 245, you'll need an 8" or 8.5" wide wheel. Not too many of those around that have proper Subie offset.

Not to mention, you really need 250+hp and a bunch of suspension work to truly take advantage of a 235 or bigger tire. From a performance standpoint, of course. If this is just a show car, have at it. But daily driving is surely going to be compromised by big tires as well...

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Old 06-30-2003, 08:47 PM   #17
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Thank you KD7000. I was looking for some insight on the tires and what would work best, and your finnishing statements along with the others have sold me on the 235/40/17's. I realy like the 18's but I think they are going to be a bit much.

On a second note, I was looking at rims and got this when asking about some OZ rimms.

Hi Britten,

Here is what is available.

17x7 OZ Superleggera Silver $262.00ea
18x8 OZ Superleggera Grey $327.00ea

The Superleggera III (Multi-piece) is not available for your car.
Please let us know if you're interested in ordering these.
We do offer tire packages, just let us know what brand of tire you'd
be interested in.

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Why would they not be for my car?
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:57 PM   #18
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Well, different models of wheels are for specific cars. I've never heard of the multi-piece Superleggera, so who knows what car it's for. Probably just doesn't come in the proper offset or bolt pattern for a Subie.

Remember, for a 235/40/17, you need at least 7.5" wide wheels. 8" wide would work fine, too.

Those 17x7 OZ's are not wide enough.

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Old 06-30-2003, 09:06 PM   #19
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ya the guy got that wrong to i think.
How will a 7.5 and a 8 work on the same rim?
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Old 06-30-2003, 09:21 PM   #20
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Given a range of sidewall heights, each tire has a "preferable" rim width.

For 17," a 7" wide wheel is suitable for 215/45 or 225/45. But since there's some flexibilty, those will also fit fine on 7.5" wheels.

I'm running 215/45/17's on 7.5" wheels. The sidewalls are pretty straight, but a 225/45 would offer slightly more rim protection.

A 235/40/17 needs at least 7.5" of wheel width. It will also mount up great on an 8" wide wheel. It might fit ok on an 8.5" wide, but you risk having some rim "poking out." An 8.5" rim is happiest with a 245/ tire.

When you get into bigger wheels, like 18", and super-low aspect ratios, like 35's, you have to be more careful. I don't have all the specs for 18" memorized, like I do for 16" and 17"

There's also some variance by tire manufacturer. Some makes have more "forgiving" sidewalls; others are really, really stiff and need to be matched up perfectly...

Also, there are some performance effects to mounting different tires on certain width wheels. The stuff I'm talking about here applies to street driven cars. Folks who race can chime in with race-applicable info.

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Old 06-30-2003, 09:47 PM   #21
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ok so I am looking for a 235/40/17 on a 17/8.5 rim. Any suggestions on a tire that will be ran only in the summer that will stick on normal conditions with maybe some Auto-x. I will give up some performance for price. I already have a ALK, with a rear swaybar and some Prodirve springs on my stock struts until the GR2 come out.
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Old 06-30-2003, 09:58 PM   #22
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I'd visit www.tirerack.com

You can search for the specific tire size; all the tires they have in the "Ultra High Performance" group are pretty darn good. -price vs. performance.

If you want to spend more, and possibly get a better tire, you can pick something out of their "Max Performance" group.

I'm running Kumho Ecsta Supras, which, for the $$, I think are a great summer tire. I might look into the MX's when these are worn.

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Old 06-30-2003, 10:32 PM   #23
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I was there earlyer. I could not price the wheels/tires with out saying what car I have. ugh. I am going to go back and just pick a different car so I can get a price on a set.

and...
what is a good offset for a tire, sense that effects how it will all handle. I mean looking at wheels, its hard to find something that's 17x7.5 or even 8.

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Old 07-01-2003, 01:02 PM   #24
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Hey Solomon, you still got your stock rims? I'm looking to pick up some 16s and want something a bit different.

You'd want about a +48mm offset for 7.5 wide. You can probably try on Scott's 18s when he get's back. They are 18x7.5 with 225/40s.

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Old 07-01-2003, 04:34 PM   #25
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Ya I have those rims still..I have 5 now. I put a dent in the left front one, and replaced it. If you are interested I could let them go.

I am looking at some P-7's or the OZ Cronos(<--spelling?) in 17's. Ya I would like to try them on and see how they look.
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