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Bigger Wheels on stock 85 Brat

subaru brat lift wheels

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#1 millhouse



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:54 AM


    I am looking to put bigger wheels/tires on my stock 85 Brat. I wanted to get some ideas on the best way to do this. 


I do not know if this would work, but ideally- Id like to throw some 5 bolt 15" wheels on it. Would this mod be fairly simple or should I just look for some 14" 4 Bolt wheels and go from there. I understand that I may have to cut into the fender and I am OK with that.


Any input would be greatly appreciated. 


As always, thanks!



#2 bratman2


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:03 AM

I have steel Peugeot 14" wheels. I have run 195/75-14 all terrain which scrapped when new if I hit a sharp bump with the wheel turned. Trimming the inside the front mud flap did help and cranking the front adjuster bolts up an inch. But that does reduce axle life. After 12k miles or so I had no more scraps and was able to drop the front back down a 1/2". Running new 185/75-14 tires now with no issues and adjuster bolts on the front all the way down. A 185/70-14 or 195/70-14 should have no problems fitting at all. The specs on the 195/75-14 were 25.6" tall. The 185/75-14 are 24.9" tall. Just for reference.

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