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Old 03-22-2000, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question 18s on a 90-94 Legacy?

Will 18" wheels fit on a 90-94 Legacy?
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Old 03-23-2000, 12:15 AM   #2
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Well the stock rims size for the RSK is a 17in and that is with a stock ride height. I don't know anything about the model your talking about though. I think it will require you to give up some sidewall and that isn't always a good idea unless they are for track or auto-x use.
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Old 03-23-2000, 01:02 PM   #3
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*If* I buy new rims they will most likely be 17s, I was just curious.
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Old 03-23-2000, 01:24 PM   #4
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My 95 GT-B has 215/45zr17s as standard, compared to my previous cars (Supra, BMW635, UrQuattro) it feels undertired (ie the tyres seem too narrow to supply enough grip).

Does anyone have experience of larger tyres on a 95-99 Legacy (there seems plenty of room between strut and tyre but this would change the offset) - I was thinking along the lines of 235/40zr18.

(I have big rotors allready so it wouldn't look too stupid , the current tyres have a lower wall (and don't protect much) and the small (3%) increase in diameter would only be good )

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Old 03-24-2000, 12:05 AM   #5
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You can do it. I've no idea about the stock sizes for the 90-94, but based on the 95+, a 205/40-18 would be near the same rolling diameter but on an 18" rim.

Do remember that the 18" wheels will be heavier (they'll eat up hp), they'll make your rotors look painfully inadequate, and the tires will be of a low-enough profile so as not to protect the rim as well as stock...

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Old 03-24-2000, 01:08 PM   #6
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I suspect that your hot rod has bodywork and such that is a tad wider than we have -- as far as I know, 215s are as wide as we can fit w/o having to start whacking our fenders... Then again, I could be wrong.

Unless someone here can pipe in with some knowledge, you may be best off checking with your copatriots who actually get to play with the really good versions of our cars.

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Oh yeah. The wider tires have no influence on the offset. If you go from your stock 215s to some 235s (assuming they do fit) you'll merely have tires that are 1cm closer to the struts and 1cm further out from the wheels.

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Old 03-24-2000, 11:47 PM   #7
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Hi, there are actually very few GTBs here, we have to personally import them from Japan so I don't know of anybody to ask - I assume the bodywork is the same as all other legacies - flat sides with just a small swelling at both arches

If I go to 235 I will need new wheels (18s)and these could have a different offset to allow them slightly closer to the struts - there definitely isn't much room between the tyre and bodywork

Don't be too cheesed off about lack of turbos you do get the extra capacity - now a DOHC Twin turbo 3 litre Flat 6 would be nice (or even a Twin Turbo DOHC 2.5litre 4)

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