Forester 15” wheels on Legacy?

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Jl102284, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. Jl102284


    Oct 2, 2020
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    I have a 2003 Legacy L.
    This car has 16” aluminum wheels and needs tires.
    I have an opportunity to get a set of 15” Steel wheels with good tires from a 2002 Forester.

    I was able to to a test fit in the junkyard.
    The wheels go on and just barely clear the calipers. Not much more room than a sheet of paper between the caliper and wheel.

    Is that a problem can I use these 15” wheels on my Legacy or do I need more clearance between the caliper and wheel?
    Jl102284, Oct 2, 2020
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  2. Jl102284


    Oct 31, 2020
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    run an angle grinder over the Close spots on the caliper. Just don't get too enthusiastic. & as your bearing wear and start to allow play check frequently for interference. I went from 15" alum. wheels back to 14" steel wheels ('93 dodge minivan) on my legacy to give me a little taller sidewall for a softer ride & a tiny bit more floatation when aired down
    dzzrt, Jan 25, 2021
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