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#1 Myxalplyx

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 09:55 AM

You may get this question asked a million times but I couldn't find anything specific for my car. So I'm asking. I probably overlooked many post though.

I need to know what is the max tire width I can put on a stock 1988 RX turbo rim? I now have a set of 185/70HR13 on the rear and 175/70R13s on the front wheel.

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The front wheels are what I'm keeping on the car. I want to put tires on these rims that will have no issues whatsoever (tire rubbing, etc). Can anyone recommend a good tire size to go with these rims. I'll be ordering within the next hour. Thanks!

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 10:07 AM

Ah, nevermind. :)


I was just searching the Tirerack in the 175/70SR13 range and decided on some tires to purchase. The Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 has an excellent rating all around and seems like the perfect tire. Kumho has a $25 tire but no rating. So Firehawk Indy 500 it is. Thanks! Sorry I'm not more patient. :lol:

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 10:22 AM

BTW, the 185/70R13 is the stock size for the RX... 174/70R13 and 165/80R13 were stock on other Subies.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:50 AM

I would like to point out that your RX is a Fulltime 4WD and that it requires both front and rear tires to be the same diameter. If they are not you will eventually have drivetrain binding and will probably devoure a tranny.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 11:54 AM

I would like to point out that your RX is a Fulltime 4WD and that it requires both front and rear tires to be the same diameter. If they are not you will eventually have drivetrain binding and will probably devoure a tranny.


Thanks Qman! I thought I read this somewhere before. It was the only way I could get the car home at the time since one of the rims were bent so much, it was undrivable. I had 4 rims/tires in the 13" size but one had a flat/slow leak. So I had to use 2 and 2. That's why I'm taking care of this ASAP.

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:01 PM

BTW, the 185/70R13 is the stock size for the RX... 174/70R13 and 165/80R13 were stock on other Subies.

Gary

Oh no! :banghead:

I can't find anything comparable to the ones I got in the 175 range though. I'm looking at the Kumho Power Star 758s but I don't have any stat information on them. Better look quick since I already ordered the other tires.

Update: Got the order corrected to get the $27.00 Kumho Power Star 758s in the 185/70R13 size.. The Firestones were $45.00 a piece so I saved a few bucks. The few reviews I read seemed positive so those are the ones I'm going with. Thanks guys!

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:09 PM

I've run 205/60R13's on a Turbo Brat before. didn't have any rubbing issues with them on the Brat so I'd assume they would be fine on your RX....
though it's a harder to find size... Tire Rack has some listed, and I've seen some on eBay....

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:19 PM

I have 205/60/13s on mine no rubbing issues besides when I had a bunch of parts in the back, but I'm think thats bacause the offset of my enikis (sp)

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:28 PM

i used to run 195 70 13 on my wagon..

the coupe has the cheapest tires on it..155 70 13!!! :banghead: :banghead: :rolleyes:

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 01:43 PM

Dude, Brad, they are cheaper than that.

They are 155/80 R13 :brow:

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 02:14 PM

You can run the same tires as JWX on the stock subie rims with NO clearance issues and run them hard into t3h ground!

I should know...I run them every day and have run them from my wagon, to a DL to all 3 RX's ive had...

Want a set???

BF Goodrich 205/60/13 Comp T/A HR4 Legends Edition, All season High Performance tire.

Ive had them over 130 MPH...they seemt o hold up well against anything...dirt, mud, snow (tho not as much!) sand, dry/wet pavement...burnouts...autocrosses....:burnout:




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