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15" wheels on a 78, and other quick questions.


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#1 Kostamojen

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 03:01 AM

Hey guys, im back to work on my '78 wagon. Im picking up some 15" pugs (which ive always wanted to try on this car) and was curious if anyone else has done it.

With my experience in fitting plus size wheels and tires on scoobs (Ive run 225's on both of my Imprezas) I can see right away that the rear fender will need major modification. Probably need to remove that entire "inner" lip that seems to be totally in the way. Thats not a huge deal, since im doing major body repair with this car anyhow.

I was curious as to what size tire to look for. I dont know if 205's will work with the offset of these wheels, and which height to go with the 15" wheels... 195/45's maybe? Not sure.

And are there really any simple suspension handling options for the car? Perhaps even a way of lowering the car if theres nothing pre-fabricated up there. I know all about the lift kits and such, but I dont think ill be off-roading this one...


Oh and no new pics yet, at least not til I finish the motor rebuild and get it back in :P Hopefully I can have that all done here soon so I can get going with the rest of the bodywork and eventually get her in for a paint job (cheap-o Marco paint job of course, i'd do more but paint is just major $$$ ).

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:24 AM

I put 195/60/15's on my 80 Brat with no mods needed. Good luck with the rebuild etc...

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

Which wheels did you have?

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 07:13 PM

15 inch alum. Pugs off a 1991 505

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:14 PM

Good to know. Think 205's would fit?

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:17 PM

Actually, I just double checked, it appears to me that brats have a TON more room in the rear fenders than the wagons do.

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:48 AM

as long as you keep the ratio correct you can fit them in without worries cause the rear suspension bottoms out before the tire does if you go even an inch larger just hafta watch the clearance on the torsion bar ends!!

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:03 PM

as long as you keep the ratio correct you can fit them in without worries cause the rear suspension bottoms out before the tire does if you go even an inch larger just hafta watch the clearance on the torsion bar ends!!

Thats even better to know. So 60 height would be proper for the 15's, or is lower?




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