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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:40 am 
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I cant figure out how to post a photo to show whats been done. Cant seem to drag and drop. grrr

ksport coil overs roughly just under an inch clearance between fender lip and tires at the closest points at all 4 corners.
wheels are Sport edition (tire rack specials) 16x7.5 with Sumitomo all season 205/50-16s +55mm offset
I had clearance issues at all 4 corners and rolled all 4 fenders with a baseball bat
I have plenty of room inboard and not much at the fender lips. I would love to go up one more size in tire but the car feels so nimble now I am afraid to screw with it.

Alignment, zero toe front and rear, 0 camber rear -0.5 camber on both front. So far, tire wear seems fairly even. we will see how it goes long term.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:07 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:23 pm 
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thanks mike, I will do that


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:44 am 
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Ok lets bump this old thread and keep it alive...recently put new wheels on my moms 2008 legacy sedan and that left me with the factory 17" legacy wheels collecting dust. I also had a set of 215/45-17s laying around so I married em up and put them on the 91 wagon. With -.6 camber in the front, and -.5 camber in the back I have no rubbing. The tops of the tires less than an inch from the sheet metal in height. Ksport coilovers still on the car. It goes around corners so well I cant imagine giving it any more capability. Its already the best handling car I have ever driven or ridden in. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:32 pm 
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I just scored a 91 L wagon and a guy up the road put some rattled canned 16" wrx wheels up for $150, as we installed them, the back was soooo close to touching, fronts had room for days. Stock suspension. Tires are 190 55 r16


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:24 am 
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I'm running 225/50/16 BFG'S on RS 6 spokes with tein coilovers, roughly -1 camber all around. Lowered about half inch from lips, but rears have about 3mm clearance from rubbing on the shock....so pretty close.

Just thought I'd throw that out...

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:39 am 
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Legacy777 wrote:
The wheels should fit just fine. What size tire are you planning to run? The stock WRX tire 205/55 r16 is a tad tall and may rub on the spring perch.


205/50-16 will work well and give u some shorter gearing as well...its a really good combo. no clearance issues with H&R springs, approx 1" lower than stock ride height kyb shocks. this on awd wagon


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:46 am 
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Yup, that is a good size and what I run currently :)

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:56 pm 
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robertpaige wrote:
205/40/17 on a 9.5" wheel :)
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that car is pretty slammed....I cant imagine that you could drive it most places around here without it dragging something vital. The sidewalls on those tires are so short they barely qualify as rim protectors lol


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:15 pm 
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WRXish wrote:
robertpaige wrote:
205/40/17 on a 9.5" wheel :)
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that car is pretty slammed....I cant imagine that you could drive it most places around here without it dragging something vital. The sidewalls on those tires are so short they barely qualify as rim protectors lol


I drove the shit out of that car. Never once had a problem getting in and out of anywhere or ever had a problem with a tire. It looked gangster to me!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:34 am 
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The thread that will never die....I did a size increase on the 16x7.5 53mm offset rims I got from tire rack by mounting up 225 50s sumitomo all seasons on them and have created maybe the best combo I have tried yet. All 4 fender lips have to be rolled tightly for clearance and even with that it rubs a bit at full bump in the rear. A more rounded shouldered tire would fit with no issues. Steering response is a bit slower with the taller sidewalls, but lateral grip is up and so is ride quality. Even on rough roads its more compliant and is now a comfortable road trip car that wont beat you up but still handles very nicely.


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