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#91 of 114 Re: 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport [kyfdx]
Jul 11, 2011 (8:55 am)
Also, I'm not sure that 15" wheels will fit on the '06 Impreza, as I think Subaru up-sized the brakes on their cars beginning with the 2000 Outback/Legacy; I'm not sure when the change occurred for the Impreza line, but I imagine it was 2002.
You can certainly try it if you have the Impreza and the set of wheels in question, but the 15" tires are quite a bit larger. You'll need over 1/2" of clearance around the tire to fit them and, if I recall correctly, those wheel wells are pretty tight.
#92 of 114 Re: 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport [xwesx]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 11, 2011 (9:06 am)
Good catch... I mis-read it... thought they were both 16"..
#93 of 114 Re: 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport [kyfdx]
Jul 11, 2011 (12:44 pm)
Oh, hahaha; you confused me initially with the "good catch." I thought, "catch? What did I catch? I was just adding to what was already said!"
#94 of 114 Re: 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport [xwesx]
Jul 12, 2011 (3:38 am)
Thanks for the help. I think I'll just get new tires. The 98 Suburu my son in law put new tires on it and then it keeps overheating. We think it's the head gasket. It has 285,000 miles on it. Do you think it's worth trying to sell or we were going to donate it to Purple Heart? The car looks good, paint and body.
#95 of 114 Re: 2006 Suburu Impreza 2.5 Outback sport [rockthehouse]
Jul 12, 2011 (8:40 am)
There's nearly a 100% chance that it is the head gaskets. If either of you have the time or inclination, the repair (while time consuming) is not overly complex. If you do it yourself, it is only about a $5-600 job. I did this work on my 1996 Outback at ~193,000 miles.
If you don't do it yourself, it is a spendy bugger. Whether or not it is worth it depends entirely on the car and your attitude toward it. If you keep it for another couple years after the repair, it'll pay for itself.
#96 of 114 Question on wheels & snow ties for 2008 Impreza Outback Sport
Nov 04, 2011 (9:42 am)
I'm looking for studded snow tires for my 2008 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. This is the ski car so the snow tires have to be good. Prices for the stock tire size (P205/50R17) run well over $200 per tire, I suspect because they're low profile and sexy. Holy suffering catfish!!
I'm wondering if second set of wheels to use as winter wheels with normal-profile utilitarian non-sexy and much less expensive snow tires might be a good option.
Is this a reasonable idea?
Will different sized wheels screw up performance or safety of the Sube?
Where can I get the best deal on the stuff?
I am female, generally clueless about cars, and don't want to get ripped off, so I'm hesitant to go to the tire store and get taken for a ride.
#97 of 114 Re: Question on wheels & snow ties for 2008 Impreza Outback Sport [gnrice]
Nov 04, 2011 (4:32 pm)
You can go with 16" wheels on the Impreza, and yes, the tires will be less expensive. I have seen some tires for my Forester as much as a $40 difference between the 16" and 17" size equivalents for a given brand/model of tire!
Personally, I would not recommend studded tires. You will likely be better served with studless snow tires, such as the Bridgestone Blizzak, Goodyear UltraGrip Ice, or Michelin X-Ice.
That said, TireRack is a good place to go to compare tires, see the best compatible "alternate" tire (rim) sizes, etc. If you live in America (e.g., the contiguous 48 states), you can even buy tires/wheel sets with the tires already installed online for reasonable rates.
As a jump-start, the 205/55/R16 is a pretty close match for your stock size. It is 0.8% larger, meaning that when you're driving 60mph, your speedometer will read 60.465 mph.
#98 of 114 Re: Question on wheels & snow ties for 2008 Impreza Outback Sport [xwesx]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 05, 2011 (5:20 am)
Actually, 205/55-16 is the stock size for the base Impreza, so it should be perfect for the Outback Sport..
I'd definitely skip the studs, as well... Driving on dry roads is terrible (and, illegal where I live.. )
#99 of 114 Tire life of Potenza RE92a - Impreza
Dec 23, 2011 (9:56 pm)
Trying to find out the life of these tires, in terms of mileage, with average driving,. I can't find any info on the internet. Thanks for your help! Chris
#100 of 114 2012 sport premium impreza using yokos..
Dec 28, 2011 (8:10 am)
Just bought a sport premium model and the car has Yokohama avid s35d, I think.
Anyways, they look great and so far the drive and handling is good n the dry. Haven't taken it in the wet yet. Tire rack rated these tires poor, but the consumer reviews were all from Mazda 3 series cars. Any opinions on these tires from Subie owners?