WRX wheels + 205/55 dont fit my car

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WRX wheels + 205/55 dont fit my car

Post by tzedek » Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:54 pm

they rub hardcore on the struts in the back. :(

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Post by 0perose » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:15 am

that sucks
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Post by Psychoreo » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:20 am

i know, i posted the same thing. As a matter of fact, it's three posts down.
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Post by tzedek » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:25 am

did you get 205/50 s to work?

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Post by Psychoreo » Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:29 am

my car doesn't work... :( so i haven't swapped for 205/55's yet. but from what i've read, they will fit. they're about 7/8ths of an inch shorter.
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Post by dscoobydoo » Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:19 am

OK I am curious as to why you guys are having issues.

I am running WRX rims with the stock 205/55/16's on them with no issues.

So my questions to you:

Did you install the struts yourselves?
Were they from another subaru? What parts did you use from your original set -up?

When they were put in, were they "positioned" the right way?
( I ask this in that when I did my rears, they fit two ways. One way they cleared the wheel, the other they did not.)
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Post by Psychoreo » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:04 am

what do you mean posisitioned? I may have this issue because i put 02 wrx struts/springs with legacy fwd tops and they hit bad.

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Post by jamal » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:46 am

Legacy FWD tops? If it's a FWD car the rear suspension is slightly different, so the WRX stuff probably wouldn't work right. As far as the struts themselves go, I thought the WRX struts will actually give more room between the tire and the perch. There's lost more room between my tires (205/55-16) and my STi perches than there was on stock struts.

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Post by tzedek » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:59 am

dscoobydoo wrote:OK I am curious as to why you guys are having issues.

I am running WRX rims with the stock 205/55/16's on them with no issues.

So my questions to you:

Did you install the struts yourselves?
Were they from another subaru? What parts did you use from your original set -up?

When they were put in, were they "positioned" the right way?
( I ask this in that when I did my rears, they fit two ways. One way they cleared the wheel, the other they did not.)
I didnt do the struts myself, I actually just picked the car up.

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Post by Psychoreo » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:51 am

well then does any one know a way of fixing the set up to accomidate the 205/55's?
stupid electrical work...

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Post by dscoobydoo » Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:25 am

tzedek wrote:
dscoobydoo wrote:OK I am curious as to why you guys are having issues.

I am running WRX rims with the stock 205/55/16's on them with no issues.

So my questions to you:

Did you install the struts yourselves?
Were they from another subaru? What parts did you use from your original set -up?

When they were put in, were they "positioned" the right way?
( I ask this in that when I did my rears, they fit two ways. One way they cleared the wheel, the other they did not.)
I didnt do the struts myself, I actually just picked the car up.
So what did they put in? I have H&R springs and AGX's and I had no issues when they went in right.
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Post by tzedek » Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:37 am

how would I know I just bought the car a week ago.

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Post by dscoobydoo » Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:39 pm

Makes me wonder what they put in. You might end up taking it to a Subaru dealer and have them do a look-see.
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Post by azn2nr » Tue Sep 06, 2005 4:08 am

i just put that tire size on my car. they dont rub but theirs not alot of space back there either. i have a pic ill post later
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Post by jamal » Tue Sep 06, 2005 5:37 am

We're going to need to know more about your setup to tell what the problem is.


I didn't have much room on stock struts. I could barely fit a finger between the tire and the perch on the inside:

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There's plenty of room with the STi take-offs, though:

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Post by Psychoreo » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:57 am

i've got stock 02 wrx struts/springs and the stock legacy fwd tops in the rear.
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Post by Psychoreo » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:26 am

oh yea, and potenza's 205/22/15 on 02 wrx rims with a 53 offset
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Post by jamal » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:29 am

I didn't think AWD struts fit on FWD cars. Maybe that's part of the problem?

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Post by Psychoreo » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:05 pm

from my understanding, the fwd and awd struts are the same. it's the tops that are different.

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Post by Legacy777 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:08 pm

The AWD rear struts most definitely DO NOT fit on FWD spindles.

The mount point on the FWD spindle is inline with the center of the wheel. On the AWD spindle, the mount point is offset from the center of the tire and raised slightly.

The struts are different. You can't mount AWD struts on a FWD spindle......I tried, it doesn't work. You'd have to bend or cut away a portion of the strut bottom.
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Post by azn2nr » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:11 pm

Psychoreo wrote:oh yea, and potenza's 205/22/15 on 02 wrx rims with a 53 offset
but you really didnt.

if anythign their 205/55/15

22/15 wouldnt be a wrx wheel and 22 would be a rubberband
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Post by Psychoreo » Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:31 pm

Legacy777 : Is it possible to grind away enough of the bottom to make this possible and still safe?

azn2nr yea...sorry, finger slipped 205/55515
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Post by jamal » Sun Sep 11, 2005 11:01 am

They're 16" wheels, and no, I don't see how you could grind away anything. The flanges that attach the strut to the spindle are at different angles, so it should be pretty much impossible to install AWD struts on a FWD car and vice-versa.

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Post by Legacy777 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:51 pm

Psychoreo wrote:Legacy777 : Is it possible to grind away enough of the bottom to make this possible and still safe?

azn2nr yea...sorry, finger slipped 205/55515
I wouldn't recommend it. It'll probably allow things to fit. However I can't comment on whether the strut body is different or how the perch height changes between FWD & AWD.
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Post by Psychoreo » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:08 pm

well everything fit fine when i had the stock 14 inch rims on it... just now on the 16's they hit
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