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13" - 14" Rims for winter tires


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#1 squatty

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

My '92 Loyale 4 wd has 185/70/13 tires on it's 13" 4 bolt rims.

Looking through Craigslist I see tons of 185/70/14 and other such 14" winter tires and rims.

Just wondering if there are 14" subaru rims with the 4 bolt setup or if I'm better off staying with the 13" rims.

#2 soobscript

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 11:58 AM

They won't fit.
Your Subaru's bolt pattern is 4x140. Old Subarus and some old Peugots are the only cars with that bolt pattern.
The 4-lug wheels for sale are 4x100.

You can check junkyards or modify wheels/hubs to match (Chevy 6-lugs are popular).

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 12:00 PM

14 inch rims will be 5 lug for the Legacy's ....sorry

Incidentally, Ive never had a bit of trouble with 13" tires in the winter (except for the REALLY deep snow) ...and the 13s are so much CHEAPER!

Check these out (48 bucks each -cant beat it!) http://www.tirerack....e=W&RunFlat=All

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:45 PM

Check these out (48 bucks each -cant beat it!) http://www.tirerack....e=W&RunFlat=All



Is there anyone who makes 13" 4x140 rims? I took a chunk out of one of my alloys this week ... been thinking about new ones anyway ...

#5 cd45

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:07 PM

If you find anyone, let us know. I have been looking for a year or so and I can't find any.

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:11 PM

Is there anyone who makes 13" 4x140 rims? I took a chunk out of one of my alloys this week ... been thinking about new ones anyway ...



About 2 weeks ago I was in my local Big O tire store for a tire rotation and asked them about this very thing. They showed my me quite a few new wheels that are available. Also some nice 13" snow tires for $46.00 each.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:45 AM

About 2 weeks ago I was in my local Big O tire store for a tire rotation and asked them about this very thing. They showed my me quite a few new wheels that are available..



in 4x140?

If so, links, pics and info would be nice for those still using that size.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 10:06 AM

I've seen new 4x140 13" black steel wheels. Those are the only new ones I've ever seen in a tire chain.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 11:24 AM

in 4x140?

If so, links, pics and info would be nice for those still using that size.

They looked my car in a book to determine the bolt pattern, and then looked up some wheels and tires on a computer right there in the store. While most of the 13" tires showed as out of stock, there were some very nice, aggressive looking snow tires for $46.00 ea that were readily available.
Big O tires, about a mile from my house.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:15 PM

They looked my car in a book to determine the bolt pattern, and then looked up some wheels and tires on a computer right there in the store.



According to their site, they don't carry anything in 4x140.

Seriously - if you have viable info to the contrary and they do indeed have custom wheels for old school subaru/peugeot bolt patterns, it would be the find of the century. Though I can't imagine somone going out of their way to create a new line of customs for a 20 year old import:-\

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:18 PM

I remember asking the same question at the local Tire Factory, I wanted some TSW Revo wheels for my car (87 hatchback) and he found out that they'd make me a set in a custom lug pattern but it was like $480 EXTRA, PER WHEEL this was also like 7 years ago, dunno if they still do it.

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:10 PM

The only reason I would stay with the 13"s is that I can get my tires for $23 a peace in that size (165/70R13s) ... and that's just ridiculous. They're not off-road, or major snows, and they bend like waterbaloons around corners, but they're $23 each. from what 've seen, I can buy 3 sets of 13s tires for what I could buy a set of 14"s for.

Never thought about black stock & hubcaps ... I could check that out. Does anyone make a white-spoke wagon-wheel? I think I hve seen peeps with those - are those all 14"s?

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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:14 PM

EA82 4x140 14x7 factory euro wheels from an XT4:burnout: :burnout:

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