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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2000, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Largest tires stock and offroad ability????

I'm thinking of getting one, can they handle offroad abuse. How are they in snow (deep and wet), mud, sand, forest roads? Also I'm looking at something between 93-97 an awd wagon not sure if it will be an impeaza or legacy. What size wheels do they have and what size "at" tires can I fit on them, something that can atleast handle dunes, the occasional blast through a corn field or snow covered field. Has anyone tried and been suscessful fitting some kind of allterain or even mud on a stock subaru?
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Did you see my post on lifts? They fit big tires then. I learned a lot about taking the right line in a rusted-out 79' wagon. A stock Subaru is an all-road car, don't expect to cross rivers (they can, just don't expect it) and you will enjoy the hell out of it. You can get an old beater and thrash it, or a newer legacy or forester and have a very reliable car that won't get stuck if you drive on the beach or down a back-woods trail.

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My 1990 Subaru Legacy AWD has BFG 195/65r14's. They kick ass. The old tires were 165/75r14's. This is about as big as you can go w/out rubbing on flexy stuff. The ride is much better with the taller and wider tire. Handles like its on rails. These cars really do suprise me. I have owned 3 Subarus and will always probably have one as my long distance/grocery getter. I have been through mud and water that comes in the doors and snow that the bumper was pushing through. As a matter of fact one night not to long ago a friend and I got the car stuck in a swamp, It cut off after flying across the knee-deep Swamp h2o, She sank, the water came in over the seats, we went out through the windows, engine was under water all night, the next day we came back with a Tractor and pulled her out,I thought she was gone, I let it dry out for about an hour, turned the Key, she turned over,sounded like it was on 2 cylinders, tried it again, she purred like a kitten!!! Changed my fluids and filters, had the interior professionaly cleaned and the rest is history. They will not die!! The car sits higher with the tires. Not that I care too much because its my car not my 89' 4Runner or my 79' ScoutII. But I will never go swamping in my car again!!!

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Re: Largest tires stock and offroad ability????

booker,My wifes legacy is a 1994,can I run the 195x65R14s on it.It sits so low to the ground I cant hardly get in or out of it.I also live very rural so I am the snow plow.Thanks for the info,RR

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late model loyales are rugged as hell, and if you can live with 4x4 with only one range, they are nice cars. pushbutton 4x4, thats located on the top of the stick. simple, and cheap. Almost anyhwere that gets sonw will have scads of them. My mother drove them in Maine for years, and loved them. I would love to have one, (but I love my AMC Eagles) Great on gas. Grab a Loyale slap some skidplates and some kind of brush guard (just so the hood, grille and lights dong get thrashed) and mow the corfields. by the way, youll find that even the "Big" tires for Subarus are way cheaper than the "little" tires for Jeeps.

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