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Old 11-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Default 13" steelies w/ rally tires on 97 L

I've been looking around and it seems like I haven't found anything through search, but I need to ask. I have a 1997 impreza L, stock has 15" steelies but I found a set of 1994 stock steelies (13") with rally tires for free (plus shipping). Will it fit? I cant figure out if everything will clear or not. thanks
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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Doubt it... older subbies came with 14" steelies.

I don't recall any 13" wheels on impreza.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Robin2 View Post
Doubt it... older subbies came with 14" steelies.

I don't recall any 13" wheels on impreza.
Sorry, I have to point this out, it's not 'subbies'. They aren't submarinearus.

But yea, 14"s
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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The 13" wheels only fit over the tiny front wheel drive brakes. So no, they won't fit your 97.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:31 PM   #5
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You can get them to fit if you change your brakes to the aforementioned front wheel drive brakes. I've seen it done to fit 13" wheels before, but I would not recommend it.

Also- keep in mind that any old race tire (drag, roadcourse, rally, etc...) will not perform nearly as well the same tire new.
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