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#226 FlatFourFrenchy

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:37 PM

Posted Image Got a set of these 6 hole chevy rims today. Free of charge. They are 15's. I am gonna experiment with fitment on the donor wagon first before I spend any time and $$. I will keep you posted.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:45 PM

Posted Image Here is the back. More rim out back. May be too tucked in.

Edited by FlatFourFrenchy, 02 May 2012 - 10:02 PM.
Better pic.


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:59 PM

so i was thinking.... these: http://www.summitrac...5860P/?rtype=10 have stock backspacing but are 3" wider, will they rub on the inside?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

Well, those Toyota Alloys are 15x7 and use almost an identical backspace as the Subaru wheels. I don't know what clearance is like with the 15x7 or how much clearance there is with those wheels.

The 15x8s that you are looking at, might be cutting it close with stock backspacing, but I am not positive.

What you could do, is take a tape measure and measure the distance from the strut body to the inner sidewall of the tire which you have on your car right now, then just add aprox 3" to that number, and see what type of clearance issues you might have.

Best info I can give at the moment.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

Well, those Toyota Alloys are 15x7 and use almost an identical backspace as the Subaru wheels. I don't know what clearance is like with the 15x7 or how much clearance there is with those wheels.

The 15x8s that you are looking at, might be cutting it close with stock backspacing, but I am not positive.

What you could do, is take a tape measure and measure the distance from the strut body to the inner sidewall of the tire which you have on your car right now, then just add aprox 3" to that number, and see what type of clearance issues you might have.

Best info I can give at the moment.


so then if i find out that they do rub, can i just get like 1/4 or 1/2" less backspacing?

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:53 PM

Well, really the "best" way to do it empirically is figure out how much wheel there is from the wheel hub out and compare that to a stock Subaru wheel. The backspace will determine whether or not the wheels will rub on the suspension, but really that's about it. Wheel width minus backspace is how much wheel there is from the hub out.


This is the part you must have missed yes? :brow:

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:12 AM

no i got that, i just dont know if 8" is too much.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

no i got that, i just dont know if 8" is too much.


Question, why type of tire are you looking to run on your wheels? Street tires or some type of Mudder/All-Terrain tire?

If you are gonna run AT tires, I would get a 15x6 or 15x7 wheel and then get a tire that is slightly wider (Exp, 27x8.5x14)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:30 AM

What you could do, is take a tape measure and measure the distance from the strut body to the inner sidewall of the tire which you have on your car right now, then just add aprox 3" to that number, and see what type of clearance issues you might have.

Best info I can give at the moment.


This is definitely NOT correct....

so then if i find out that they do rub, can i just get like 1/4 or 1/2" less backspacing?


This is the part you must have missed yes? :brow:


no i got that, i just dont know if 8" is too much.



Remember, if the backspace is the same as a stock sube wheel, the only clearance issues would have from tire to suspension is with the interaction between tire and wheel and the resulting sidewall "bubble"

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:17 AM

Remember, if the backspace is the same as a stock sube wheel, the only clearance issues would have from tire to suspension is with the interaction between tire and wheel and the resulting sidewall "bubble"[/QUOTE]

ya, but if i does rub on the strut does that mean it will rub in the back too?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

Check to see if the distance from the tire to the strut is the same as tire to rear suspension on the wheels and tires you have now.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:27 AM

ya i checked this morning i dont think a 8" wheel will fit..... and i dont think a 7" will iether

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:32 AM

ya i checked this morning i dont think a 8" wheel will fit..... and i dont think a 7" will iether


Toyota wheels are 15x7. They fit.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:33 AM

Toyota wheels are 15x7. They fit.


its close, from the sidewall of the tire to the "new struts" :banana: is 2" if not less, it feals like less....

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 12:36 AM

its close, from the sidewall of the tire to the "new struts" :banana: is 2" if not less, it feals like less....


2" or less is way more then enough. The 225/60/16s Subaru wheels I was running on my Legacy, I only had maybe 1/4" of space between the wheel and the strut body.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:31 AM

ya i checked this morning i dont think a 8" wheel will fit..... and i dont think a 7" will iether



dude - if the backspacing is correct, you could feasible fit a 10" wide wheel on it - sure, it would stick out beyond the body of the car, but it all boils down to backspacing as to whether or not it will clear the suspension.

and you dont really need that much clearance - if you can stick your fingers between the strut and the tire (with the car on the ground), it has enough clearance.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

my problem is though to find wheels that wont stick out and can mount a 235 onto.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Probably not going to happen without getting REALLY tight to the suspension and such, my 205s on pugs stick out past the body almost a full inch and they are pretty close to the same backspace as stock wagon wheels.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:51 PM

say...... what is the backspacing on those toyota 15x7 wheels.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:59 PM

They are about 4.50" to 4.75" IIRC the '91-'92 Landcruiser alloys are the 4.50"

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

so they are 1/4" to 1/2" away from stock backspacing and people get them to fit?
with what width tire?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:03 AM

Probably about a 8 or 8.5" wide tire. The center bore of the Toyota wheels is also large enough.
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Personally, these wheels look better with a 33x10.5 or 33x12.5 tire, 35x12.5 FTW! ;)
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:08 AM

Probably about a 8 or 8.5" wide tire. The center bore of the Toyota wheels is also large enough.
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see those dont stick out to bad, these should definitely work then: http://www.summitrac...5760P/?rtype=10

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

also if they clear in the front will they clear in the back?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:10 AM

also if they clear in the front will they clear in the back?


It'll be pretty much the same.




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