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jrlegacy23
07-17-2009, 04:24 PM
I have a 2006 Legacy with the factory 17" wheels on it. I want to go with smaller wheels so I can get a little more sidewall. I found a guy that has 15" wheels for sale cheap. Does anyone know if a 15" wheel fit on a 2006 Legacy without issues? I know 14" will not fit, but unsure if 15" clear. They are kinda far away, so it would be a big inconvienence to drive out there to trial fit them. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Scorpion8
07-18-2009, 01:41 AM
I have a 2006 Legacy with the factory 17" wheels on it. I want to go with smaller wheels so I can get a little more sidewall. I found a guy that has 15" wheels for sale cheap. Does anyone know if a 15" wheel fit on a 2006 Legacy without issues? I know 14" will not fit, but unsure if 15" clear. They are kinda far away, so it would be a big inconvienence to drive out there to trial fit them. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Well, RockAuto.com only lists 16, 17 and 18" wheels for this model, so I'm guessing that 15"s are not recommended, nor are smaller. Could you get away with them? Perhaps, but why do you want to go much smaller.

jrlegacy23
07-18-2009, 06:57 AM
I would rather go with 16's but I know a guy that will give me 15's for $25 off a grand am. Just did not know if they fit over the calipers. I will have to try them I guess. I was just hoping someone on here already had

legacy99gt
07-18-2009, 12:01 PM
well and correct me if im wrong i believe that you have to have a rim that is hub centered for subarus not lug centered

rutech
07-18-2009, 06:32 PM
You can use rims that are lug centered with the proper lug nuts for that rim of coarse, but the bolt pattern may be differant between a subaru and a grand am. Not positive here but I am guessing they will not work. You can probably call the guy and have him measure the distance between centers of the lug holes on the rims and then measure yours to make sure that the bolt patter and number of holes is correct, if all that matches up then it may be worth the drive to try anyway. Oh yeah, you need to make sure the offset of the rims is correct for your car also, the wrong offset will cause problems so check that out too.

jrlegacy23
07-18-2009, 08:11 PM
Neons, grand ams, subarus, small bolt pattern stratus, pt cruisers, VW's, sunfires, cavaliers, and similar vehicles are all the same bolt pattern (5x100mm).

Scorpion8
07-19-2009, 12:53 AM
True, but the Subaru needs an offset of around +48-50mm and backspace of ~5.70-6.50". As long as the rims are compatible ....

Of course going to smaller diameter tires also detracts from any ground or speed-bump clearance.

jrlegacy23
07-19-2009, 08:33 AM
I will run the same height tire, just smaller rim diameter, leaving the ground clearance the same