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Bigger wheels for a 2nd gen brat
Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:41 AM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:28 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:42 PM
If you want to get oversized wheels, you just need to get appropriate tires. Luckily, Subaru used relatively large tires, even though they're 13" wheels, so it's possible to go up quite a bit in wheel size without getting a larger tire (I ran 17s on my Loyale....which was even lowered a bit).
The challenge, is that finding oversize wheels that will fit without modification is difficult. And really the only viable option (Pugeout) will bolt on, but the offset is not correct, so they stick out more, and you will have more issue with the tires hitting the fender.
Here's my '85 Wagon with 205/60r15 tires on Pug alloys. I had a little issue with the rear tires hitting the fender while loaded, but I think that car was a little......uh....saggy. I still might go for some lower-profile tires, like a 205/50 or 205/55.
Edited by Numbchux, 09 January 2013 - 01:59 PM.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:50 PM
I notice you're in Knoxville. I'm assuming Tennesee.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:07 PM
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:05 PM
This is the size I use on my Pugs and would fit fine on a Gen 2 Brat.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:14 PM
So if I use anything except the pugs I am going to have to have serious modifications done to the hubs correct.
Technically there are other options, but they are far more rare than Pugs (somewhere there is a list of 4x140 wheels, but they're all extremely rare, even compared to the pugs, which aren't exactly common).
Everything else involves either converting wheels to a different lug pattern (6-lug to 4) or the vehicle to 5 or 6 lug. There are a few members/companies ( www.sjrlift.com comes to mind) who could do the modification required for the 6-lug conversion so it would be as easy as swapping hubs, which anybody with some mechanical aptitude could install.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:59 PM
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:39 PM
Which ones r he black ones on he green wagon at the beginning of this thread?
green wagon? Mine? I think I'm the only one that posted a picture...
'85 Wagon with 205/60r15 tires on Pug alloys.
Last number in the tire size, is wheel size. So those are 15" Pug Alloy wheels. I looked at tire availability, and with that in mind, I'd run 205/50r15 if I did it again.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:04 AM
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