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Old 09-01-2001, 12:39 PM   #1
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Default are these wheels going to fit in 97 legacy?

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are they going to fit in a h&r/v5 lowered 97 legacy? if so, what is the best tire size to fit on those 17x7.5 +47 wheels?

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Old 09-01-2001, 03:48 PM   #2
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They should fit, but I'd be careful. I've got basically the same setup. 98 GT Sedan, with H&R/V5 suspension. I'm running Team Dynamics Monza wheels in a 17x7, with 45mm offset. Tires are 215/45/17. Because of the offset, I do get some rubbing with this setup. A harsh dip in the road, or really hard cornering, will give the tires a little 'zing'. It doesn't seem to be damaging the tires, or the fenders, so I'm not going to sweat it too much. I'd feel much better about a 50 or 52mm offset than a 47. Also, I'm not sure about the 7.5 inch width. Anybody else got ideas about that part of it?

Oh yeah, nice wheels BTW. I'd be tempted myself.

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Old 09-01-2001, 04:03 PM   #3
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etam - don't bother trying them at all, it will RUB! even a +48mm offset w/ the H&R V5 combo will cause rub. Highly consider finding a +50mm offset to use with 215/45/17. If you really really want to try these wheels, go with a 205/45/17 or 205/50/17, that should decrease the chances of rubbing.
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Old 09-03-2001, 01:23 AM   #4
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Default my two cents ...

etam,

my set up was a bit different ... but I'd share this ... running 16.7 team dynamics and 225.50.16 Firestone SZ 50 EP's ... and stock suspension ... no rubbing .... discounting driving autocross with passengers in back ...

with the DMS golds and a 30 mm drop ... I'm back to 205.50.16's on 16.7 wheels so I'd be very surprised if you didnt get rubbing with anything over a 205 with any type of aggressive driving ... and any drop in ride height with any non stock suspension system

it's also important to watch the width of tire you choose ... not all tires that are listed as the same size have the same width and cross section ...

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Old 09-03-2001, 11:40 AM   #5
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thanks all for the reply! I am still wondering if 7.5 width make a big difference compared to 7 inch. Is it going to be worst with small offset or is it going to help?

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Old 09-03-2001, 11:58 AM   #6
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correct me if I am wrong , according to the following website:

http://www.usacomp.com/Offset.htm

for wider wheels, like 7.5inch, I need bigger offset than stock. If the offset is only 47mm, then the backspace will go from 1.163inch (stock) to 1.9inch!!! The extra 0.737 inch inside will sure rub something then....

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Old 09-04-2001, 09:07 AM   #7
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Lightbulb I think you answered your own question...

<i>etam</i>: An offset of less than +48 is considered problematic for 7in wide wheels. Adding another 1/2 inch of width (12.7mm) to the wheel, effectively shrinks that offset down to about an effective +41. Personally, I'd be interested to see how tight a fit everything is there, and what the effects (and the apperance) of rolling the fenders would be.

<i>GTBGuy</i>: You are talking about a difference of only 2mm in offset here. That's less than 3/32 of an inch (to be really anal here, it's only 1/64" more than 1/16", or 0.0787 inches). Your tire choice is what makes all the difference in these confines.

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Old 09-05-2001, 09:08 PM   #8
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Hi Eric,

Nice wheels!! What do you have?

After dooing some more research, I figure out that 7.5" wheel and low offset is going (high chance) to rub both fender (because of low offset) and strut (because of wider wheel).

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Old 09-06-2001, 08:46 AM   #9
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I was prepared to bop you alongside the head when I realized that you weren't referring to the stock wheels that I have, but rather the Speedy Atix-5 wheels that I lust over and photochopped onto my car...

I did a search on Google for "Speedy Wheels Atix-5" (I saw a pic of 'em in the Super Street wheels guide) which turned up one and only one result: ImprezaRS.com. Larry had put a set on his car and posted the photos of 'em on his site. Recognizing his name, I did a search for them here... Found this link.

I think the wheels are gorgeous, and can't believe that Larry switched away from them for the Team Dynamics wheels... Ah well. To each his own.

By the way, here's the photoshop job I'm/we're talking about:
<br>Personally, I'd prefer these in silver...

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