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Old 14 Oct 2012, 11:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Snow tires/Wheel size

I just replaced my 1997 Outback with a 2012 Impreza. I'm not sure if I found the right forum for my question but I'll ask and you can point me in the right direction if I'm off.

I have a set of 15" rims with snow tires from my old Outback. The new Impreza has 16" rims with low profile tires. The outback's tire radius is 83 1/2 inches the Impreza's are 79 inches. I put the Outback snow tires/wheels on the Impreza just to see if they would fit and they do without interference, however I did not drive it.

My question is: can I run with these bigger tires for the winter season or are there issues I need to be aware of? I'm not concerned if the speedo if off unless it will have adverse effects to the car and I could live with a flashing light on the dash (but not a buzzer).

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Old 15 Oct 2012, 08:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Snow tires/Wheel size

Should be fine but your speedo will be out.
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