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Old 09-18-2001, 01:05 AM   #1
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Question Ed what about p7's with 225/50/17 on MY'01S?

Ed,
how are you? I just contacted some guy on some p7's that he has up for sale, he says that the offset is 52..is that right? have you mounted any of your wheels with tires yet? I was thinking of going with 225/50/17, but tire selection is very slim to none...225/45/17 might work too. I'm just wondering if you or anyone here might have any ideas.
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Old 09-18-2001, 08:07 AM   #2
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Offset will work and look good. Go to Tirerack to see what they'll look like on your Forester (They are Subaru specific wheels IIIRC).
225/45/17 is your best bet for proper size (rolling diameter).

I'm wanting to add a Forester to my Subaru family within a year or so from now... I need a daily driver so my Impreza can be used longer for auto-x track. You guys might see me floating around here regularly.

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Old 09-18-2001, 09:43 AM   #3
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Benson,

I haven't gotten the wheels (anthracite, BTW) yet - I only bought 2 and will be buying the other 2 over the winter, again with the idea of mounting tires and installing in the spring of '02. They are coming from California via UPS Ground and, no doubt, the events of 9/11 may have delayed them. (The last I checked the tracking number they were in Maryland which means they should be here in a day or two).

I'm looking for advice on tires too; maybe it's time to bump my thread over in Suspension/Brakes/Wheels/Tires forum up. For my environment Dunlop SP5000's seem to make the most sense but not sure - definitely too much rain/snow to make pure summer tires an option.

Will keep you posted - please do the same.

Ed

PS: Check out the Pine Barrens thread in Tri-State Forum and the linked photo album to see what I did with the Forester last weekend.

Edit: Well, I just got 'em about 30 minutes ago. Boy are they heavy but well-made. Do I need special lug nuts to work with 'em or will the Forester's OEM set work?

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Old 09-18-2001, 12:03 PM   #4
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Default I got an idea.

I was looking for some good killer all-season for the miss's Legacy and came across the new Bridgestone RE950's. they look to be great. Check the ratings on tire rack, 9 in rain, 7 in snow, 8.5 in dry.. WOW!

Don't have then though, ended up with a used (take off) set of WRX wheels and tires, but when the RE92's wear out (the sooner the better) we'll probablly give these a try.

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Old 09-19-2001, 01:51 PM   #5
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Hey Benson,

I saw duckboy's post in Private Classifieds. $1100 for wheels and tires seems like a fair deal since new P7s average about $230-250 a set and Kumho 712s, while cheap, would still add about $400 new - all that less shipping. I paid $175 each (to a private party) for my two P7s including shipping.


215/45/17 seems a little small, 225's better but again the limited tire choices make it tough in that size. If I was sticking to the stock 16"s I'd go for SP Sport 5000s or Yoko AVS dB's in a heartbeat.

Ed

(edit: Offset is 52 which should not cause us a problem, I hope.)

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Old 09-19-2001, 05:40 PM   #6
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I run 235/45R17s on my Forester. I do get a little rubbing but only in really fast tight corners especially with 2 passengers (ie alot of weight) in the rear...

But, then again, I am running wheels with only a +40 offset. And my Forester is 4.5" lower than stock...

I'm sure if I had +45 offsets or better, they wouldn't rub at all...
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Old 09-19-2001, 06:54 PM   #7
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+40s!?! 235s?!? 4.5" drop?!? Eeyah! Haven't been out to your website in a while so I forget what that looks like!

I guess 225s with a +52 and no change in ride height should not cause any trouble for us!

Ed

(edit: just went to your site - you have broken links - can't navigate away from the homepage!)
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Old 09-20-2001, 08:05 AM   #8
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Yep. You are correct. Somehow that darned free webhost just lost the hoverbutton info. I'll have to wait until I get home tonite to fix it.

Sorry.
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