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Old 10-02-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 legacy GT Sedan... with stock suspension.

I'm looking at a set of 17"x7" wheels withw offset of 48.

The vendor in question recommends 215/50/17 wheels for my car. Is that the best fitment?

It seems that 225/45/17 would have a closer diameter size to stock then what the vendor is recommending, but might end up being to wide with a section width of 8.9 as opposed the stock 8.1.

Should I go with the vendors recomendation, or is 225/45/17 safe on my car?

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Old 10-02-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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I was under the impression that BE's have quite a bit of wheel well to work with, and I'm sure there are plenty of people running 225/45-17s, even with lowering springs. The only reason to go with 215/50s would be lower tire cost and taller gearing for lower-rpm cruising. Unfortunately, there also isn't that great a tire selection in that size. I've checked since it's closer to the 99 OE Outback size than the GT size. I'd say go with the 225 unless you can't float the extra money.

FWIW, the vendor is probably recommending 215s because of the 7" wheel width. I've seen the 225/45s fit on 17x7s before though without issue. There are some WRX's running 225/45 on the UK 17x7s, and they look good. Nice vertical sidewalls.

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Old 10-02-2003, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks alot.. I was leaning towards the 225's anyway, I just wanted to be sure they wouldnt end being a bit too wide and causing rubbing problems.

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Old 10-02-2003, 01:28 PM   #4
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Before you finalize the transaction, if the vendor is local, see if you can test fit one wheel with a tire mounted on each location to check for rubbing, just in case. There really shouldn't be a problem unless you get an unusually thick tire in a 225. They vary sometimes. Have fun!

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Old 10-02-2003, 01:42 PM   #5
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Providing you have the right offset for the wheels 225's are no problem. I'm going to 245's on my car for next summer.
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Old 10-02-2003, 02:54 PM   #6
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I am running the 225/45/17 on my BH wagon with no issues - except at full lock on steering..

Wheels are Factory Subaru GTB Rims

You should be good to go.
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