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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:07 am 
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Question. I just bought a 93 legacy with whiteline springs and kyb struts. Didn't see that combo on here. Anyone know about wrx or rs wheels on this combination don't wanna spend the money on wheels just to find they do not fit. Thanks in advance.


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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.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:23 pm 
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That's kinda what I thought. So I would need a 205/50r16???


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That should work fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:59 am 
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Wheels-Forester XT 16x6.5
Tires-Stock 215/60/16
Backspace-+48 mm
Rubbing-No, rear wheels wont even go on because the tire hits the spring perch. Fronts are real close, only drove up and down the street with fwd fuse in, but didnt notice any rubbing.
Makes the car sit too high anyway.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:14 am 
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hello guy i am currently looking for a set of 17 inch but
i am wondering right now i have for winter 205/r15/65
and over some bumb i hear it touching the fender or inside

i have brand new KYB Gr2 on H&R spring the gr2 is for legacy
so my question is if a 225-45-zr17 would be worst

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i think i found my answer

Combo 1: '02 WRX wheels
Wheel size: 16x6.5"
Offset: +55
Tyre: 205/55-16 Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S
Suspension: KYB GR-2 struts, H&R springs
Alignment: stock specifications
Rubbing: slight rubbing at full lock

so the max out would be 16 inch that suck....


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Hey guys, would 205/50/17s work on stock suspension? I am having a hell of a time finding 195/45 or 205/45 17's. Im pretty much stuck to getting used tires for now... don't have too much extra $ right now.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:24 am 
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Looks like it should fit comparing it to my wheels which were about max sized.

Here: viewtopic.php?p=274192#274192

Site I used to compare: http://www.rims-n-tires.com/rt_specs.jsp?showAd=-1

What's the wheel offset?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:27 am 
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sorry my bad, I searched for 17" tires on craigs but I guess those are 15"s haha.
Im not exactly sure what the wheel offset is, but im just having a hell of a time finding tires to fit... for cheap

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Buying tires can be a pain since they do cost, but you should try to convince yourself it's worth it. It's a safety issue, they're the only thing between your car and the road. They stop the car, the brakes are just for slowing the wheel/tire assembly. Last time I had cheap tires my ABS would go off every time I tried to stop in the rain, that was scary, lots of close calls. I know you may have to stretch your budget, but there really isn't anything more important on your car.

Even if you get used make sure they're not more than 6 years old. the DOT code on the tire has a 4 digit number section, for example 3304. This would mean they were made in the 33rd week of 2004 (52 weeks in a year, btw).

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:37 am 
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hmmmm good info to know. thanks. BTW, the wheel is about ~6.5 inches from the lip to the "mating surface", and about 8.5 inches wide. Giving me a -2 offest??

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Hmm, based on that it looks like the offset would be +45mm. Those are some big wheels, don't think it'll fit on the inside without spacers. I'm not an expert on this, might want to wait for someone else to chime in. Btw, your wheels should have the measurements on them, something like 17x8.5 EJ45. Might be small, could be inside or outside.

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ill have to look tomorrow. ill let you know what I find

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:55 am 
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So all 1st gen Legacys are 5x100?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:23 am 
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All 1990+ Subarus are, except the Tribeca, SVX, 05+ STI, and I'm not sure about the current Legacy/Forester/Impreza, but those aren't likely what you're concerned about.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Combo 1: RaderWerks
Wheel size: 16x7.5"
Offset: +30
Tyre: 205/50-16
Suspension: KYB AGX struts, INTRAX springs 3/4 coil cut out of front
Alignment: rear stock front slotted for more camber
Rubbing: SLIGHT rub in rear cornering hard

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:24 am 
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This seems like an appropriate thread to ask - What are the cheapest spacers I can get? I only need two and pretty much any size will work (well not extremely thick ones)


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Combo 1 - Speedline five spoke gold
Wheel size: 17x7
Offset: +53
Tire: 215/45/17 Federal 595
Suspension: Stock
Rubbing: A bit on hard turns

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:12 pm 
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ciper wrote:
This seems like an appropriate thread to ask - What are the cheapest spacers I can get? I only need two and pretty much any size will work (well not extremely thick ones)


i would like to know as well

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Suspension: KYB AGX struts, INTRAX springs 3/4 coil cut out of front


Is this a good idea? I have 04 STI suspension and I have noticed it sits higher in the front than the rear which looks stupid and I'm assuming it's not ideal to have a rake high in the front. Should I pull my front struts and cut a coil or 3/4 coil off the springs? I have a spare set of STI springs too.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:46 am 
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cj91legss wrote:
ciper wrote:
This seems like an appropriate thread to ask - What are the cheapest spacers I can get? I only need two and pretty much any size will work (well not extremely thick ones)


i would like to know as well


you can get 8mm slip ons at pretty much any tire shop/parts store
some guys run up to 15mm slip ons on stock studs but it is not recommended
anything larger you are looking at bolt ons

-8mm Slip Ons - $25.00/pair
-25mm Bolt Ons 5x114.3 and 5x100 - $79.00/pair

is what they are going for here in BC


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:53 am 
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I have 17" MSR Wheels and the center of the rim doesn't match the outerdiameter of the center piece of the hub, so everytime i pull my wheels off/put them back on i have to lift, slide, & adjust both the wheel and my feet while trying to get the locking lugnuts on. Are the plastic inserts for the wheels expensive? i've never really thought to ask about this until now.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:03 am 
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combo 1- 98 forster five spokes
size: 16x 6 1/2
offset: +48
tire: 215/ 60 R16 Grand Am Raidal GT(worn almost all the way out)
suspension: stock 93 lecacy l awd
rubbing: alittle at full lock and some from the back when the suspension is compressed, for rear tire clearance, fender rolling is required
pictures: front clearance
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top clearance, its really close, i can fit my hand through the gap but it rubs the tire and body, also barely clears the rubber stud things on the strut
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closer shot of the whole wheel
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distance shot
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:02 pm 
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94 wagon, Zeal coilovers
17x8 Advan Racing T6
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245-40-17 kumho ecsta

no rubbing, slightly rolled rear fenders, plenty of room between tire and coilover.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:49 am 
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Vehicle: 91 SS
Combo 1: WRX 03
Size:16X6.5
Offset: +55
Tires: Yokohama TM520
Size: 205/55/16
Rubbing: on rear spring perch enough for it to heat up and smell but not enough to keep the car from rolling.

Should I continue drive in hope that it will wear enough away that it will not rub. It was my understanding there wouldn't be any rubbing.

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