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Picking a tire size after strut swap?


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#1 acidgypc25

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

I finally got my 96 legacy. so excited. I ordered a set of new KYB
GR2 outback struts for front and rear but I am still trying to find out
what the ideal tire size is with the 2" lift the strut swap gives. I
either want 215/60/15 or 225/60/15 but not sure if the 225s will mess
with the cvs or not. Any input would be great. Thanks guys.



#2 mikaleda

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:47 PM

I don't think the tires will affect the c.v.'s you just don't want them rubbing on the spring perch

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:20 PM

the stock tire size for that year and those struts is 205/70/15.

can you go larger? yes, of course.

but i do not know how much larger with out rubbing.

 

 

but FYI: your speedo will not read correctly.

you will be driving faster than your speedo indicates.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

thanks for the info really appreciate it. Ya i heard about changing springs and top hats or getting wheel spacers. Not sure if I wannna go there yet,

maybe spacers though if I can find a set for a decent price. Thanks again.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:26 PM

205/75/15 will clear no problem, and there are some decent options in that size as well

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

Okay 86bratman are you positive that 205/75/15 will work with no problems. I am going to buy new tires this weeked. I did the strut swap a couple days ago and im

debating either the 205/70/15 or 205/75/15. I just dont want to get a tire thats to big and end up messing it up by it rubbin on the spring seat.

I looks like theres enough room height wise for either tire.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 07:36 AM

The 205/70/15 is 26.3" tall and the 205/75/15 is 27.1" tall, people have ran 215/75/15s which measure out at 27.7" with outback struts with no rubbing issues.  I have the 205/75/15 general grabber at2s on order for mine.  Currently running some goodyear 205/70/15 with plenty of room to grow a few sizes, only reason I'm running them is because they were on the outback wheels when I bought them.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:38 PM

Awsome thanks man I really appreciate the feedback.



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Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

Awsome thanks man I really appreciate the feedback.

Also, you could research a little more. There is a ton of info at the top of the offroad forum. And a ton of links inside of those.
This is by far the MOST asked question by newbs because they can't seem to search.
Do YOUR homework, because , YOUR situation is not that of another. No matter what folks have done on their own vehicles. It will def. help in the long run.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

i do use search and I have used google and everything else and most every where I go I dont get answers or I get a bunch of different and conflicting answers so you can take your newb

comment and shove ti. and yes obviously other people have done what Im doing sorry I havent been doin it as long as you or great master or douche baggery. when people have questions

it helps to give answers and not be a wongleflute.



#11 monstaru

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

There is literally a codswalloping tire thread at the top of the offroad forum.Dumbass.

Oh, and here is some knowledge for ya.EVERY tire manufactures sizes may read the same , but measure out differently.


Edited by monstaru, 24 May 2013 - 08:49 AM.


#12 acidgypc25

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:22 AM

seriously codswalloping, wow you need to just go walk into on coming traffic and do the world a favor.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:51 AM

seriously codswalloping, wow you need to just go walk into on coming traffic and do the world a favor.


Dude, that kind of attitude is not going to get you far in life. Monstaru knows what he's talking about and he told you where to look and a search of THIS site would have shown you all you would need to know. Seriously though, you should really calm down and think before you post, no offense and any bashing of my post will not be responded to by me.
Your post is a good way to get your thread deleted.




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