I've been lurking around here for awhile now and have made it to a point I can't find the answer. So here it is, yet another will these tires fit thread...
I recently bought a 2001 H6 OBW LL bean with an almost bald set of tires. This is my 'Dad' car, I drive it 2 miles a day dropping the kids off at school.
Looking to save a few bucks and maybe gain a little extra style I'm shopping craigslist tire and wheel combos. I've found a set of new car take offs, 2011 OBW 17" premium wheels on 225/60/17 conit pro contacts.
The tire calculator show it'll be tight, 27.6" an inch over stock 225/60/16. I know there's little clearance with the spring perch. Is anyone driving this set up on a 2nd Gen Outback? I've got about 3/4" between my tire and spring, so I expect end result to be 1/4" which I know ain't much. But the distance between tire and spring doesn't change except for turning, is that right? Obviously not a great deal if they rub all the time.
Thanks, great forum!