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i was hoping that ranger wheels would fit my legacy

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reason that i was hoping was cause there's a set of four mounted tires for free in my local paper.size is 205/74/14's (M&S) and they're mounted on early 90s ford ranger wheels..

 

i found out that rangers used a larger pattern(114,i believe) and where legacy is 100mm.would it be feasible to use them by elongate the holes or should i just put tires on my wheels?

 

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I wouldn't do anything to the wheels. Once you start messing with them, you start messing up the integrity of the wheels - making them weaker.

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I wouldn't do anything to the wheels. Once you start messing with them, you start messing up the intregrity of the wheels - making them weaker.

 

exatly

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here is a link from another site i'm on but its a list of vehicles with 4x100 bolt pattern that you can look for at your local junkyard. I dont claim it is accurate but a good place to start

 

 

alright i put together a list of factory 14s that will fit this car. helpfull when going to junk yards

 

first off the hub center on the tercel is 54.1mm bolt pattern 4x100

all these are the correct bolt pattern

 

year hub

miata 90-05 54.1

escort 91-95 54.1

zx2 98-03 54.1

geo prizm 93-03 54.1

kia sephia 94-01 56.1

kia rio 01-05 54.1

suzuki areo02-05 54.1

esteem 95-03 54.1

corrola 93-02 54.1 ( i got mine off this one)

Mr2 00-05 54.1

cavalier 91-04 70.3

neon 94-05 57.1

vw cabrio 95-03 57.1

vw jetta 92-98 57.1

vw passat 90-97 57.1

plymoth

horizon 87-90 57.1

colt 86-93 57.1

saturn sc 91-02 57.1

civic 80-05 56.1

accord 82-89 56.1

accent 00-05 56.1

sentra 91-99 66.1

mirage 93-02 56.1

protegay 90-01 54.1

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I believe you are looking for a 5 bolt wheel (5x100) and not a 4x100.

 

You also have to take the offset into condiseration. I have seen VW and Dodge Caravan (I think..it was a Dodge) rims used on Subaru Legacys before. However, since Subaru has a magical offset, you may kill your wheel bearings faster if you use something other than Subaru. I believe that the range of "safe offsets" is something like 48-55.

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reason that i was hoping was cause there's a set of four mounted tires for free in my local paper.size is 205/74/14's (M&S) and they're mounted on early 90s ford ranger wheels..

 

i found out that rangers used a larger pattern(114,i believe) and where legacy is 100mm.would it be feasible to use them by elongate the holes or should i just put tires on my wheels?

Why not go for the $250 set of Subaru wheels and Dunlop snow tires for $250 on NH craigslist? Or the set of Firestone snows mounted for $120?

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Trying to make something else fit is generally a bad idea because of the aforementioned offset problem. If the center of the wheel isn't aligned with the center of the bearing, a moment develops and causes higher than normal forces on the bearing. It will also make rubbing on the strut or fender more likely.

 

The nice thing is that most subarus have used the same hubs, bolt pattern, and offset for the last 17 years, so there are a lot of OEM and aftermarket wheels that are compatible between models.

 

These are the ideal width-offset figures:

 

Width .... Offset

 

6.5" ....... +53 to +55

7.0" ....... +50 to +53

7.5" ....... +47 to +50

8.0" ....... +43 to +47

 

Most Subaru 16" wheels are 6.5" wide. 98-01 RS wheels are 16x7.

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i mainly just wanted the tires but missed out..

 

turns out my mech has a set of mud/snow mounted on steel wheels for me.tires only saw one winter use then parked....(plus there free)

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