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Will Outback 16" wheels fit Legacy?


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#1 Brat78

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:16 AM

Just wondering if I can put a set of factory Outback 16" wheels on my 94 legacy without them rubbing. I know the pattern and offset are the same, just wondering if they will physically fit. Thanks in advance for the help.

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#2 987687

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:48 AM

The wheels will fit fine, the outback tires might be too big. 205/55/16 is the usual tire size legacys have with 16" rims, and that size would work well.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:35 AM

With stock Legacy struts you will be limited in what you can fit without them rubbing on the spring perch

With Outback or Forester struts you can go larger much more easily

 

use this to help you determine sizing...

 

http://www.miata.net...e/tirecalc.html



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

I think 195/55 range would work.  A 205/50 might fit as well.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:19 AM

Anything smaller than 225/60/16 will fit using the stock Legacy struts. Outback Struts have a higher spring perch.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

Are the outback/forester struts bolt on for gen 1 legacy? I do appreciate all the responses.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:52 PM


Are the outback/forester struts bolt on for gen 1 legacy? I do appreciate all the responses.

you need to put your rear top hats on the rear struts. Other than that, they bolt on. But if you just want to run the outback wheels, they will fit just fine with a smaller size tire.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

If you did want to lift your Legacy and have a nice tight feeling with less body roll, '96-'99 Outback struts with '98-01 Forester springs are the way to go. My '95 handled like a track car with this setup and Potenzas (Granted I used all new components)

 

Food for thought.






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