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15x6.5's for a '92 Sport Sedan, what should my offset be?


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#1 TheSubaruJunkie

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:10 PM

My 1992 Legacy TurboSedan needs new rims BADLY! I found a set of 15" Rota Subzero's that I'd love to use, but the offset is rated at 40. From what I hear, a rim like this might need something like high 50's.
Here are some pix of the rims I found:
http://usmb.net/gallery/album73

The tires are 205/60's. If the offset wont work, is there anything I can do to change it so they can work?

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Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:41 PM

From what Ive heard, the backspacing on these Rota's are 5.25" as well as the backspacing of a 14" Steel Legacy Rim. So if they share the same backspacing, shouldnt they clear everything neccessary?

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 06:36 PM

So, im assuming nobody here knows huh?

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 07:38 PM

the 15" wheels that came with the Turbo legacys should have the offset stamped into the casting on the back side.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 03:57 AM

An offset of 50mm will do fine. I know, because that is what I ran on mine! I would however suggest going for 195/60 tyres, since this tread width best matches the 6.5 inch rim.

Just for info, I have moved these rims with me onto my Imp, and they work fine here too. Smaller offsets will put the wheels too far out of the wheel-well, causing rubbing and seriously unbalanced loading on the wheel bearings.




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