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Old 04-12-2004, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Does this look dumb?

Too much gap? There's about 6" of gap now compared to about 5 1/2" stock. I may look into suspension bits later on, but it's not a priority right now. These are the wheels I had on my RS before I traded it in, figured I might as well use them. I'll probably put snow tires on the stock wheels and use those in the winter.

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Old 04-12-2004, 04:34 PM   #2
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your rs wheels match the offset for the FXT?
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Old 04-12-2004, 04:47 PM   #3
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I have no idea...I supose I should of looked into that before I put them on

Anyway, I'm going to take it out for a spin and see if there's a noticable difference over stock.
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Old 04-12-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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It doesn't appeal to me, but this is very subjective. I suggest you try:


See your FXT/custom height, colors, wheels
See what your FXT would look like in custom colors and different heights, with different wheels

http://www.modifymycar.com/home.html

You can play with different heights without having to do the costly mods first here. Personally I like mine not to low and not too high (too low doesn't look good to me and will detract from FXT SUV attributes; too high won't perform as well as lower will).

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PS: Are you SURE it's just 1/2" ??? I sure looks higher than that!
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:10 PM   #5
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I would either get bigger wheels or bigger tires. That gap is definitely not eye candy.
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:40 PM   #6
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Yeah, the more I look at it, the less I like it. I might just put the stock ones back on for now and maybe get some different (bigger) tires for the Prodrives. I just didn't want to see them go to waste since I paid a lot of money for them.
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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Wheels look good.......they just don't look good on your machine.

OK...just my .02
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Old 04-12-2004, 07:56 PM   #8
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those Prodrives will more than likely rub with bigger tires on them, at least that is how it turned out for one other Forester owner I had read about. Those are P7's right? If so you may be in for some headaches. Those wheel wells are quite empty and the best solution of course are bigger tires or a drop. Just take your time so you can get it right and the way you want it.
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:02 PM   #9
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pictures do not tell every story... or am i missing something here.

please start with wheel diameter, width and tire size...

maybe them you can help me and you at the correct set up...

I have BBS RK 17x7x48mm offset and 225X45X17's.. i know i running about 4% slower so what's up with you..

Peaty...any help...
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:04 PM   #10
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pictures do not tell every story... or am i missing something here.
bingo

at any rate i personally find it looking kind of good
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:48 PM   #11
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pictures do not tell every story... or am i missing something here.

please start with wheel diameter, width and tire size...

maybe them you can help me and you at the correct set up...

I have BBS RK 17x7x48mm offset and 225X45X17's.. i know i running about 4% slower so what's up with you..

Peaty...any help...
They are P7's. As stated earlier I'm not sure what the offset is.
The tire size is 225/45/17.
Is yours lowered? If so, any pictures? Since we have the same tire size, might be nice to see how others look w/a similar set up.

As far as what's up with me, I just don't like how much gap I created by swapping out the tires, I'm not concerned about the speedo being off or anything like that, it's all about aesthetics
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:46 PM   #12
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P7s are +53 offset and are going to rub when you try to go to the correct tire size, I'm afraid.

too much gap for me there anyways.
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Is that 35% tint on the windows? Does anyone have pics of 35% on a black 04 forester? I'm interested to see how dark it looks (35% legal max here)
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SAS- search for pics of Peaty's forester; he's got 35% on the back door windows and the rear hatch.
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:13 PM   #15
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Is that 35% tint on the windows? Does anyone have pics of 35% on a black 04 forester? I'm interested to see how dark it looks (35% legal max here)
Actually it's not tinted at all, it's just a cloudy day.
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:42 AM   #16
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I wouldn't say it looks bad, just different than what you are used to.

I am in a similar dilema.
With 225/50-17 being very hard to get I am looking at 215/50-17.

I posted on a Japanese message board and one of the readers suggested both would work fine.
In Japan the 215/50-17 is actually more common on both the SF and SG.
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