keviwe Posted March 5, 2009 Share Posted March 5, 2009 I just bought a used 07 Legacy 2.5i with stock 17" alloy rims (17x7) with 205/50R17's. I'm moving to Colorado and want a tire with more (forgiving) side-wall height (my new place in CO is on a bumpy gravel road). Will the same tire on the Outback - 225/55R17 fit OK on my Legacy? I measured the wheel-well opening and there is no difference between the Outback & Legacy (although the Outback is sprung to have slightly higher ground clearance). I'm pretty sure the taller tires 26" versus (24.5" for the 205/50's) will work with no clearance issues but I need an expert's opinion. I don't think I want to put a spring lift kit on it because I don't want to affect ride quality (but this would be cheaper than selling my 17" wheels & tires and buying used 16" wheels) Will my speedometer be off with the slightly taller tire, or does Subaru evem compensate (speedo gearing) for the slight difference in tire height? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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