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What about Largest rim/tire combo for stock ea82???
Posted 21 October 2001 - 12:50 PM
I've got a brand new set of all-seasons on the stock 13" steels on my loyale. I was thinking of turning around and selling all four tires/rims and getting a larger set of rims as a couple of peugeuts have showed their face at the yard.
At stock height, with no mods, what is the largest tire/rim combo that you would suggest doing to the loyale...
there are some 14" alloys and some 15" steels i think...my objective with this car is not to off-road, i just want it to have a little beefier of a profile..
Posted 21 October 2001 - 03:14 PM
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Posted 21 October 2001 - 08:01 PM
Posted 21 October 2001 - 08:04 PM
Posted 21 October 2001 - 10:53 PM
so you sya 205/55R15... wow..without rubbing? does anyone on this board have a stock ea82 with 15" pugs?? iwould like to see a picture of that..
Posted 21 October 2001 - 11:11 PM
Posted 21 October 2001 - 11:34 PM
Posted 22 October 2001 - 07:35 AM
they give you approx .75" "lift" over stock tires
I got 4 Kelly-Springfields at the goodyear shop for $131 total mounted/balanced.....
Posted 22 October 2001 - 07:45 AM
They are just a little too big to work for off road unless you roll the rear fender lips.
I now have them on my brat. Which strangely required me to roll the corner on ONE front fender.
Posted 22 October 2001 - 09:11 AM
yeah..no off-roading for this baby.. i just want a more sturdy base for my long-trip cruises...
btw..i see what your saying about the rear fender lips needing to be rolled for off-road..how do those pugs FEEL on there, any better??
Posted 22 October 2001 - 12:35 PM
So you might want to plan on having the money for new struts and springs for the best ride/handling. www.kingsprings.com seems to be a good place for aftermarket springs for subies. 2wd springs will lower a GL-10 wagon ALOT, and prevent the lift kit look my wagon had.
The jury is still out on the brat.
Posted 22 October 2001 - 06:52 PM
Perhaps check for radius rod bending or condition of the radius rod rubbers.
Posted 22 October 2001 - 08:57 PM
sounds like this is a good mod for all those ea82 daily drivers..
Posted 22 October 2001 - 10:18 PM
On the brat, I do believe it might be the lower control arm is a little loose, but I only had to get 1/10th of an inch to get it to work. It could also be that the fender was pushed back slightly in the past.
Posted 22 October 2001 - 10:51 PM
btw- how does using bigger tires make it more likey to chirp in 1/2nd? knda confused
Posted 22 October 2001 - 11:50 PM
Posted 23 October 2001 - 06:34 PM
thanks witte...i would want a nice sporty, low-profile tyre for the soob on some 15"pug alloys...i heard the tires specs that you are using...i want a shorter tire, one that looks a little "sportier" if you will..what is the widest i can go on the ea82"s??...
Posted 23 October 2001 - 09:19 PM
Posted 23 October 2001 - 09:38 PM
you said something about the "lifted look" is that where the 2wd struts/shocks come into play? theyre stiffer and a little bit lower, right?
Posted 24 October 2001 - 12:50 PM
I only mentioned the 2wd springs as you are going to keep it on the road and they are the only lowering springs avalible. They will make fender clearence more critical, but a little rolling of the fender lips never hurt anyone. The lifted look comes when using a larger than stock tire. For some reason it makes a HUGE difference in the visual hight of a subaru while alot of other cars look nearly the same.
Posted 24 October 2001 - 01:24 PM
Posted 07 October 2004 - 08:38 AM
Does anyone know where I can shop for 13" tires for an RX? I want 13's even though I know 14s and 15s are more so available. I read earlier in this thread that 13" tires can make the tires break loose somewhat during hard acceleration. I rather this than toasting my tranny since I'll be trying to learn to race this car from time to time at the strip (manual tranny). I really don't know how to drive a manual and am currently teaching myself. That's another story!
Again, this car is primarily for transportation and occasional racing (dragstrips for testing purposes and fun). All I want to know is where can I get some 13" tires online. Thanks!
Posted 07 October 2004 - 09:21 AM
The best tire i could find for the brat for what i was doing- crusing, racing, commuting, and little off roading (i have to wait for my mods before i do a lot of that), i bought the yokohama 13" variation. These are NOT touring tires. Hama's varieties are extremely grippy, a softer compound, and therefore are only actually good for 30-40k miles. I don't know how you drive it, but seeing as you have the same car i do, you know that, unless you have an o/d gear (non-stock) or a faster 5th speed, the RXs are not super for road trips. in that case, i'd go for the Yokohamas.
Once you know what you want, buy tires at samsclub. i hate walmart and big corperations to pieces, but i put that aside if i can save $10-30 on each tire. I don't know how theor internet sales work, but i bet there's a local outlet near you (wink!)
Good luck learning the manual... like riding a bike... you're lucky to have an RX to learn on, if maintained, they shift like my friend's saab.
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