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Hi All,

I found a good deal on a used package of Nokian and Legacy OEM rims. They are 205/50/17 - my outback is 225/55/17. What do you think, will I notice a huge diff?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Lot smaller than stock tire.

Yes, offset is different as well.

It would physically fit.
 

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they're winter tires so I've heard narrow is better. More concerned with the side wall and if there will be a huge gap and make the ride a bit rougher.
 

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they're winter tires so I've heard narrow is better.
Yep, narrower is better in deep snow, but 205/50-17 is almost 7%
smaller in diameter than 225/55-17. The common rule of thumb is
to stay within 3% of OEM diameter when changing sizes.

 

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that much smaller, you will get faster acceleration, take a hit on highway mpgs, and the speedo will be noticeably inaccurate. But it will work.
 

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I rode on 215/45r17's for a couple of weeks. My OBW looked ridiculous.

A 205/50r17 tire is very close in size. You will not be happy with the look unless you drop your OB.
 
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