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Dodge rims that fit my 98 GT


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#1 Glenner55

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 02:33 PM

Did some research on the internet to find other maufacturers using the 5 bolt by 100mm pattern on their wheels. Among them was Dodge, Chevy, VW and Pontiac. Went to the local wrecker and found a matched set of 4 alloy wheels off an 89 Caravan that fit. Mounted one with 205/60-15 snow on the front right and drove around their parking lot. No clearance issue perfect fit in fact. There is a slight difference in offset but no more than many aftermarket wheels including the Ronal wheels offered as a dealer option a few years back. Haven't taken exact measurements yet but will check distance from rear edge of wheel to mounting surface, look to be sitting about 6-8mm furthur out than stock Subaru 15's. Different dimension on my OEM 16's but they are a half inch wider than the Dodge wheels so hard to compare. Think the oem 15's have a 48mm offset while the Dodge wheel is speced at 50mm.
OEM 16's on the GT's are listed as 53mm offset. Anything with much more offset may not clear the rear struts as it moves the wheel inward while much less offset will push the wheels out resulting in fender clearance issues not to mention affect on wheel bearing wear. These wheels clearing the calipers fine.
Caravan wheels are 15 by 6 inch with their "snowflake" pattern, same as used on many Dodge cars, Daytona etc. Lots of these sitting out there at scrap yards around the country. Will use these on our 96 OBW with studded tires as I have winter wheels with snows already for my GT.
Didn't get a chance to check any other wheels from Chevy etc. but offset is likely to be the main issue, that and perhaps the centerhole diameter. End result being anyone looking for cheap winters or perhaps a "plus 1" setup on older Legacys may want to spend some time at the local wrecker.
Word of caution being to take the time to fit one, with a tire mounted, on the car at the wreckers before you hand over any cash.
I paid $100 for the four cean wheels, no curb damage so cheaper than any
steel wheels I could find. If you're on a real budget the steel Dodge wheels might also work.

Having the snows mounted this week and will bolt them on once serious Vermont snow arrives. Will report back to this thread with any issues.

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#2 kevinsUBARU

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 04:24 PM

cool, keep us updated :)

#3 SuperRallyRoo

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 04:30 PM

My legacy has been rolling on 1992 dodge dynasty steel wheels for a while now... It handles better because it gives it a wider stance and the wheels are wider as well hehe. Too bad one of them is horribly bent.:lol:

#4 ScoobySchmitty

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Posted 14 November 2004 - 06:53 PM

I toyed with the idea of buying a set of 4 Grand Prix GT wheels for my soob, but the offset and the hub diameter worried me. They should work. ::shrugs::




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