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Old 02-17-2001, 10:54 AM   #1
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Post 17" rims on an Outback??

Saw a set of 17" Team Loco wheels for sale. I used to think that was too much for my 1999 Legacy Outback, but the TireRack visualization thing looks good. Any opinions from you all? that would be a 48mm offsett, with 225/50/17 tires.

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Old 02-17-2001, 02:03 PM   #2
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If at all possible fit and try them before purchase. I assume they are 17X7 wheels and that offset and the 50 series tires <u>may</u> rub the fender as the rim is 4mm further to the outside of the hub centerline than the factory wheel, as well as 1/2" wider. Maybe someone has had experience with this fitment but that's my $.02.
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Old 02-17-2001, 02:14 PM   #3
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On the OB that should be fine (as long as your not going to lower your Legacy)
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Old 02-19-2001, 08:29 AM   #4
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Lucien - got any links to post?

I'm not in a financial situation to buy new rims just yet, however I'm always interested in looking.

I just put some Axxis Metal Master pads from Primitive on my Outback and they are a huge improvement over stock. Also rotated my tires and beefed up the pressure some more, I was noticing some more feathering. Heh.

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Old 02-19-2001, 04:19 PM   #5
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Ha! I've got my Metal Masters and Motul from Primitive ready to go, too!

I think I am going to wait until I can score a set of Legacy GT rims for $300 or so, and mount 215/60/16's to them.
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Old 02-20-2001, 03:58 PM   #6
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Lucien, The GT Rims should look classy on your OutBacK! Can't say I've seen anyone willing to take that little $$ for 'em yet though! Fer sure ya can't have mine!

Has anyone seen the new SCC with SPO's 97 GT Wagon featured ? Very nice...but I'm a little surprised at the acceleration times posted. Any comments from Wagon community?

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Old 02-21-2001, 10:38 AM   #7
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Here's a thought-

I'm daft if I think I can take the Outback autocrossing, but rallycross is another matter. Since 15" rims with dirt tires are better for that than 16" with summer rubber, maybe I ought to wait until I run a couple of these before making a decision. Money spent on 16" rims and summer rubber would go a LONG way toward 15" rims with dirt tires.
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Old 02-21-2001, 01:29 PM   #8
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There is an Outback with 17" Focals running around here. That doesn't mean they will fit well, but it looks good.
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Old 02-22-2001, 05:46 AM   #9
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I am running aftermarket (Viper) 17x7.5 wheels on my 98 Liberty RX, so I can't see why you couldn't run 17's on an Outback. I'm running 215/45 rubber and everything fits just fine.
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:48 AM   #10
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Hey Talon, The "Liberty" is that the Oz version of the U.S. "Outback"? What are the specs? EJ25 engine or what? Please post a Pic if you can. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2001, 12:51 AM   #11
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Liberty (OZ) = Legacy (US)
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