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Old 05-06-2006, 10:17 AM   #1
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Default Tire size for WRX rim on Outback

I own a Outback limited that has 205/70/15 tires on them. Currently i purchased a set of wrx rims that i want to put a wider tire on. How wide can i go without rubbing? Has anyone tried yet? discounttiredirect.com says i need to get 215/60/16 or 215/65/16 . . but how about a 225? Will those fit w/out rubbin? Just wonderin..Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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when I had my 2002 WRX I put 225 on it. I'm not sure how that will fit on a legacy, but it does fit a WRX without rubbing.
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:36 PM   #3
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The 2000-2004 Outbacks run with 16" alloy rims with 225/60R-16 Tyres. I am not sure if these larger sized wheels will fit the earlier first generation outbacks though.

Your basic concerns should be will the new size tyre through your speedometer readings off, and under extreme driving manouvers / or under heavily loaded situations will you encounter wheel rubbing issues.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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The 2000-2004 Outbacks run with 16" alloy rims with 225/60R-16 Tyres. I am not sure if these larger sized wheels will fit the earlier first generation outbacks though.

Your basic concerns should be will the new size tyre through your speedometer readings off, and under extreme driving manouvers / or under heavily loaded situations will you encounter wheel rubbing issues.
did you used to live in europe, because you have a few alternate spellings in your post (tyre, manouver). However, it says you are in MA (definitely not a european state)...
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:39 PM   #5
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he's in MA, but I think he's from another country originally.
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:07 PM   #6
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he's in MA, but I think he's from another country originally.
Mars ?
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Old 05-07-2006, 01:27 PM   #7
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Using an internet tyre size calculator http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalcold.html I came up with the following :
A 215/60/16 size tyre at 771 revolutions/mile would be closest to your current 205/70/15 tyres 767 revolutions/mile. A 225/55/16 would be 783 revs/mi.
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:09 PM   #8
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Mars ?
you were just sounding like a Brit, that's all
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:26 AM   #9
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Hey thanks guys. . ill prolly stick with the 215/60/16 becuase it has a lot better tires choices than the others.
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215/60/16 should be fine...

i have 215/65/16's on my wagon and have very minimal rubbing at full lock. my tires aren't street tires though.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:39 AM   #11
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Sorry to bring this back up but i wanna know who is running on WRX wheels with there lowered Legacy. And if so, what tire size you are using. I know there is a good tire selection for 205/55/16 because its the WRX oem tire size, but i would like to close the wheel gap and also have a wider stance, so 215/60/16 should work, says tire rack, but concerned with the drop.... Anyone running these by chance?

Strat81 - What tires are you running?

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:58 AM   #12
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you'll prob. want to know spence's old setup from when he first bought the car.. i dont believe his new setup would work on your lowered car....
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:03 AM   #13
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Sorry to bring this back up but i wanna know who is running on WRX wheels with there lowered Legacy. And if so, what tire size you are using. I know there is a good tire selection for 205/55/16 because its the WRX oem tire size, but i would like to close the wheel gap and also have a wider stance, so 215/60/16 should work, says tire rack, but concerned with the drop.... Anyone running these by chance?

Strat81 - What tires are you running?

thanks,
m.
man, i run stock 205/55/16's on my slammed outback, and i cant fit a wider tire in the rear, i could in the front and i guess if i rolled the rear fenders, but 205's are what i'm stuck with.
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Old 10-31-2006, 11:51 AM   #14
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Well im still running the 205/70/15s right now on my wagon and there doesnt seem to be any rubbing, other than the slight tiny bit in the front at locked turns, but then again i have not had an alignment down yet either....
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:56 PM   #15
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I have 215/55 on older RS rims, 7" wide, on A BH GT without any rubbing. I have 225/55 winter tires on stock rims, 6.5" wide, and rub in the front. No problems in the rear.

I am unsure how much of a drop you are talking about? I believe WRX and Legacy wheels had the same specs from 00-04, 16" X 6.5" wide.

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Old 10-31-2006, 05:44 PM   #16
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good thread. I've been wanting to pick up a set of 17" sti gold ten spokes for my 2001 outback, but I don't want to throw off the speedo. I'll be researching tire choices when I finally do this (probably soon, as the current set of tires are showing their age) and may need some help as well...
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