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A couple weeks ago I replaced my 2005 3.0R with a 2016 3.6R LTD. I still have the steel rims with snow tires from the old car, and I'm trying to figure out if they will work on the new car. I did some searching and came across a chart of wheel specs across the years, and it looks like the pattern & offset are the same, but the chart listed an inset value for the later years, which wasn't mentioned in the older ones.

I'm pretty sure the tires on the steel rims now are the OEM size 225/55R17, though I don't know how much tread is left on them.
 

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your 2005 rims are 5x100

your 2016 rims are 5x114.3 (the change on outbacks and legacy was in 2015)

so no.

good news,...now is a good time to sell snows on rims. (to anyone with 2000-2014 subarus)
 

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Eagle: Would those rims and tires work on my '01 legacy wagon, or would there be clearance issues? It currently uses 15 inch rims.
 

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Eagle: Would those rims and tires work on my '01 legacy wagon, or would there be clearance issues? It currently uses 15 inch rims.
those 2005 steelies would be 16 or 17" (a 2005 H6 would have come with 17" alloys, but a 16" would still fit on it with its typical brakes in that year).

16" rim is better for a snow vs. 17" as the sidewall on the 16" tire is deeper to protect the rim from late winter / early spring pot holes.


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if you are out to keep the car and ever need to swap brakes,....maybe upgrade to 2003 H6 style calipers / rotors/ pads. (can't use your 15" rims anymore though,...need 16" or bigger).

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as far as clearance for the tire. outbacks have wider tires then legacy. ...probably fit.
maybe a little rubbing on the worst bumps when you hit them too fast.
 

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if you are out to keep the car and ever need to swap brakes,....maybe upgrade to 2003 H6 style calipers / rotors/ pads. (can't use your 15" rims anymore though,...need 16" or bigger).

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as far as clearance for the tire. outbacks have wider tires then legacy. ...probably fit.
maybe a little rubbing on the worst bumps when you hit them too fast.
Will keep that in mind once I get the car on the road, get some mileage on it, and get a feel for any weaknesses in the brakes.
 

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Will keep that in mind once I get the car on the road, get some mileage on it, and get a feel for any weaknesses in the brakes.
I had a 2000 outback wagon,.... in the press articles at the time, subaru was panned for brake fade. 2001 got a wider front brake rotor.

however, as these cars are now 17+ years old,...maybe some owner / mechanic has upgraded or swapped on better stuff.
(as looking and subaru dealers have those original 2000 part #s listed as discontinued,...so if anyone buys dealer brakes they are going to get bigger 2001 stuff anyway).
 

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your 2005 rims are 5x100

your 2016 rims are 5x114.3 (the change on outbacks and legacy was in 2015)

so no.
Eh, close enough, I'll just have to hit it a little harder with the hammer to get them on. :grin2:

No? Ok, fine. It's currently got Yokohama Avid Ascends with a lot of tread depth. I think I'm going to try and get through this winter with those, and get wheels & tire next year.

those 2005 steelies would be 16 or 17" (a 2005 H6 would have come with 17" alloys, but a 16" would still fit on it with its typical brakes in that year).
They are 17".

Thanks for the info.
 

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Eh, close enough, I'll just have to hit it a little harder with the hammer to get them on. :grin2:

No? Ok, fine. It's currently got Yokohama Avid Ascends with a lot of tread depth. I think I'm going to try and get through this winter with those, and get wheels & tire next year.
best prices on tires /rims is in november. so maybe price the package on line around 11/12/17,...and wait till 11/12/18

people sell cast offs for 2015-present on here, and craigslist occasionally.
(...for you probably worth driving around new england as far south as NJ, to get a set with TPMS on them).

maybe some used stuff pop up in april for people not wanting to store them for a car they are getting rid of anyway.
 
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