Jump to content

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!

Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.

We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
  • Say hello and join the conversation
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Classifieds with all sorts of Subaru goodies
  • Photo hosting in our gallery
  • Meet other cool people with cool cars
Seriously, what are you waiting for? Make your life more fulfilling and join today! You and your Subaru won't regret it, we guarantee** it.

* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!

Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!

Guest Message by DevFuse

- - - - -

Tires for '05 Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon

tires Legacy Wagon

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 neanderthalprimadonna


    New User

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
  • Portland, OR Metro

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Hi there... I need new tires for my wife's Subaru. I have a hole in the right rear tire on the outer sidewall. It's plugged for now, but I guess I need 4 new tires soon. The tires on there now are 215/45z417. The sticker inside the door says these are the stock size tires, but I was hoping I could get away with a higher profile tire without causing problems with the vehicle. So, what do you think? Am I best staying with the stock size, or could I go higher without problems? -Neanderthal P.

#2 Fairtax4me



  • Members
  • 13,031 posts
  • Charlottesburg, VA

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

A higher profile will affect the speedometer. It will read slow due to the increased circumference of the tire. Depending on the increase in size the difference could be 1-2mph or up to about 10 mph before you run into fitment issues.

Check out the Miata.net tire size calculator. You can put in your stock size and the size you want to install and see what difference it will make.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users