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Old 03-19-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
gundlion
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Question 15" wheels on '04 Forester XT?

Hi,

No one on the wheels & tires forum seemed to know or care to answer so I'll ask here.

Do 15" Legacy, Outback, Impreza wheels clear the brakes of the '03-04 Forester? Looking for a set of winter tires and there's a much better selection in 15" than 16"

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David
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Old 03-19-2004, 02:26 PM   #2
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No. I asked that question a while back and it was stated that they will not clear the brakes. Someone out there actually tried it.
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:49 PM   #3
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There may be some 15" wheels that fit, but Subaru's don't.

I saved a set of 15" Forester wheels from my 99S to use for winter on my new XT and discovered the hard way that the new brakes are bigger than the old ones. Grump grump grump (although I reckon the bigger brakes are a good thing).

My solution was to buy an extra set of 16" wheels from Subaru (they sell the 5-spoke ones that come on the XS models) for winter and put the stock tire size on them.

One bonus of doing this is that you're not on the taller side-wall tires that would go on the 15" wheels, and handling isn't degraded so much. HPH
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Old 03-21-2004, 12:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Guess I'll scour the junkyards for some used 16s.

Cheers,

David
'04 FXTa -- delivered with 25psi in tires, PDI my foot!
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