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Bigger Tires on a Lifted Legacy


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Hey Guys,

So this is a bit unusual, but I went up instead of down on my legacy. Im looking for something a little more off-road friendly. At this point I've swapped the struts/springs/bits on my legacy gt for some outback pieces. I then also put a some subtle solution spacers on it to give the car another 1" lift.

 

Essentially I'm asking at this point what your thoughts are for a wheel/tire set up now that i have more room to make things happen.

 

Pictures for reference on how much clearance I have now (actual car)

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not bad looking. I have a set of megan racing coilovers from an outback, it just needs to be rebuild.

 

One question though, how would you go about recalibrating the speedometer after up-sizing the tires? Would it be as simple as replacing the vss from an outback? I went into Romraider to see if they had this a table for this, but apparently, no.

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I'm not too worried about the speedo quite yet. If you use 1010tires.com and go to their tire size calculator it'll tell you what the difference is @ 60 mph which is helpful. from there you could make reasonable judgements by creating a linear scale of how fast you were going based off of your 60 mph speed.

 

That though is down the road and I'll worry about that after I get some tires.

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I'm not too worried about the speedo quite yet. If you use 1010tires.com and go to their tire size calculator it'll tell you what the difference is @ 60 mph which is helpful. from there you could make reasonable judgements by creating a linear scale of how fast you were going based off of your 60 mph speed.

 

That though is down the road and I'll worry about that after I get some tires.

 

Leviman figured this out for us. You can replace the ABS module with an Outback one to read the correct speed. Because you have a GT you need to stick with 17 inch rims (to clear the larger brakes). Is there any reason why you just don't want to go to an Outback sized tire (225/55/17)

 

Did you add the drive line drop from an outback to lower the driveline and correct the CV joint angles? Or is that part of the Subtle Solutions kit?

 

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/speedometer-error-correction-discovery-233936.html

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  • 6 years later...
Hey Guys,

So this is a bit unusual, but I went up instead of down on my legacy. Im looking for something a little more off-road friendly. At this point I've swapped the struts/springs/bits on my legacy gt for some outback pieces. I then also put a some subtle solution spacers on it to give the car another 1" lift.

 

Essentially I'm asking at this point what your thoughts are for a wheel/tire set up now that i have more room to make things happen.

 

Pictures for reference on how much clearance I have now (actual car)

 

 

VERY jealous, love it. i want to lift mine around 4” also, how did all the swapped parts work out for you?

 

 

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