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Can the EA82 really turn 27" tires that well?
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:09 AM
Will an EA82 with a 5 speed cruise at 65mph with 27" tires? Mileage isn't quite as important, I'm more curious about the torque and power shift with the larger tires. Does it render the car useless on a road trip?
I know this is likely opening a can of worms because 'drive ability' is pretty subjective.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:27 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:44 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:11 AM
I've done a 4 hour trip averaging in the 70's with a EJ22 running on 3 cylinders in the same wagon. Equivalent power to the EA82 at that point.
Don't be afraid to let it rev in a lower gear and get good at fast downshifts.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:15 AM
Since Tweety has had his SC12 Toyota Sc installed with its impressive low down extra torque (30%) and more power (32%) on a humble 5psi boost I think bigger tyres than the ones I have on it is feasible. (295/50 r15's). soon to have water injection.
So maybe a bonnet bulge is in order??
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:52 AM
I Noticed that the Steep uphills where I Cruised up in Third Gear (with 5 People + Luggage) with the Stock 13" Tires, now I Need to Downshift to second gear with the 15" tires, but the car holds up great with traffic, doin' 4K RPM's in Second gear uphill.
Beside those Uphills, the car does drive nice almost everywhere, but as GD said: "Mountain passes will be scary" that is True, So I don't try to pass anyone going uphill.
Something interesting is that on Highways my Mileage has increased a Little, specially if I don't try to pass anyone
So, in my Own Humble Opinion, 25" is the Best Choice for Mixed Driving, 27" is for more off-road use.
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:35 PM
Which isn't so bad as it sounds, actually.....Because you'll be going faster per revolution, so it's just a gearing adjustment.
Ea82 with 5spd D/R on 27" tires, you're speedo will read 55 when you are actually doing 65. At that speed in 4th gear you'll be turning about 3000k rpms.
Right about the same rpm's or even a bit less as you would have been turning in 5th with the stock sized tires. So freeway driving isn't that bad.
It's accelerating from a stop, and going up hills where you'll notice the difference, and have to drop into lower gears.
Like Woods said...Don't be affraid to let'r rev out.....just keep it at a minimum throttle to hold rpms, not floored.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:27 AM
I've got a brand new set of 195/70 15 snow tires (that were given to me) that would probably do the trick, I just need to find a set of 15" rims to put them on. Can I get Peugeot steelies in 15" or did they only come in 14"?
EDIT: I see the 6 lug re-drill thread here: Official 6 lug re-drill thread
and the great reference for Peugeot wheels: 80's Subaru wheel options
Thanks again for all the feedback.
Edited by Ofeargall, 25 September 2012 - 01:58 PM.
Found the resources I was looking for
Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:55 PM
Keep in mind if you use the 14 inch pugs you will need to use 3/16" washers as spacers to keep the calipers from rubbing. one washer per lug should do it just fine. I've never had an issue with them coming lose from running a washer behind the wheel.
And remember your mileage is gonna goto dog dookie. I think my EA82 gets maybe 18 mph, if that with the carb @ highway speeds. I think it actually uses less gas offroad since there is no major load on the engine. The EA82 will hold 5000 rpms all day long, its been tried and tested by most of us. Remember a redline a day keeps the mechanic away
Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:53 PM
Usually I don't run fast in my Subie, Specially because almost all the Time I drive with my Li'l Daughter.
... Remember a redline a day keeps the mechanic away
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:15 AM
I do the same with my truck, the speedo reads high so I multiply the miles by 0.96 to get the actual miles traveled.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:51 PM
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