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Old 04-03-2015, 05:25 AM   #41 (permalink)
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The wheels are 20x7.5 Offset 40.75 which is just flush with the fenders, tires on there now are 245/50/20 and I will be going the same route they a bit taller and narrower then stock equivalent would be. I am sure I could fit a 255 tire on 7.5 wheel but I doubt it would perform well.
Yes hubcentric rings are required I haven't seen a single wheel with 56mm bore larger than 18''. These also require different lug nuts, bulge style as regular ones a bit too small.

TMPS will go in when I change the tires, hopefully tomorrow.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:30 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I agree with you on the 255 and performance as that would be going opposite of a stretch with the 7.5 width resulting in wide at the top and pulling it in at the bead. Also, your MPH will be slightly off with the 245/50 by about 1 MPH @ 50 MPH and slightly climbing from there. Will that in turn then affect the actual mileage of the vehicle? That would be my only concern with it, otherwise I think the CPU can compensate for everything else i.e. ABS, Cruise Control, etc, etc.

Anyway I like the look of the rims, I think they look good on the Tribeca. Not flashy at all and not cheap looking either. Very nice and different.

Do the Center caps say Jeep?

You also dropped the front ride height a little, correct? Rear still stock height?
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:21 AM   #43 (permalink)
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luckily center caps are just chrome no logo at all, i plan on putting suby stickers in there.

Yeah my front is about an 1" lower, rear stock but i think its a bit saggy by looking at other tribecas

The tire difference is so small that I do not see any problems, i mean i just got a set of used pirellis on there and they are probably smaller than full OEM size tire. You gotta remember that those tire calculations only apply to brand new tires and even then each manufacturer may be slightly off depending on tire design.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:26 PM   #44 (permalink)
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So how is the front end since you dropped it? I know it's been a while, so just checking in with you. I also know you live in NY so I know the "Craters" you speak of on our wonderful roads here.....LOL!!! Have the craters helped to settle the new springs? Any rubbing or anything thus far?

I like the way your Beca sits, and I am thinking of taking the same route as you have with the 20's and a mild drop.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:27 AM   #45 (permalink)
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springs weren't new so wasn't really much settling, ride is fine not really different any way from stock, no rubbing or other issues.
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ok, well good to know. So how did you come to pick 05 Outback springs? Were they something you had laying around? Is there a MY range of outback and\or legacy springs that can be used like say 05 to 09 or something like that?
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:51 AM   #47 (permalink)
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i bought a set of used front loaded struts, and just took springs and upper perches off them, I saw here that someone used 05-09 legacy springs to lower their car so figured outback would be less of a drop than a legacy, i haven't seen 09+ springs to know if they would fit but subarus are like lego most front springs will sit in any strut from any model just got to get the right upper perches and you are good.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:01 AM   #48 (permalink)
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finally weather warmed up and did well overdue tune up well at least half of it, installed plugs, pcv, new front brake pads, oil change.
Still gotta do atf change and air filter.
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mind if I ask how much of a pain were the plugs to do? Did you get to them from the top or the bottom? I just replaced the AC bracket in the wife's Tribeca, and as I had it all apart, I was looking at how I was going to get to the spark plugs. To me it looks like a tight squeeze from either end. I'm hoping it looks much worse than it actually is....LOL!!!
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well it wasn't bad for me and although its first time doing them on 3.6, I have done them three time on 3.0. So it wasnt my first rodeo.

I used a stubby 3/8 drive wrench with a 2" extension and spark plug socket. On plugs

to get the coils is same wrench but with a 12mm socket on all but one, you will need a low profile ratchet (i used a 1/4" drive with a shallow 12mm socket) to get to last coil on pass side. Pass side has less room so i started there.

undo all the aircleaner parts and remove them, then i undid a steering hose that is connected to the bracket and just moved it out of the way. After that remove small steel cover that holds coil wires. Then unplug the coils. then remove the coils. then spark plugs.
all in all probably took me hour and a half for all of them.
I went with E3 spark plugs as i have used them before with good results on H6 at half the price of OEM.

I am 6'4" so i went from the top i don't see any advantages of going from underside. But if you have short arms it may be a bit more difficult.
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I tackled it from under and on top, depending on which one I was working on. I would say if I had to pick one, under has on average better access.
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Ahhh...ok, thank you both for the advice. I guess I can take the underpan down and work it from both the top and bottom. I guess I'll just figure that all out as I'm doing them.

As for the E3 plugs, I will give them a shot as I run them in all my lawn equipment, i.e. mower, chainsaw, weed whacker, blower and have had pretty good luck with them myself thus far.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:44 AM   #54 (permalink)
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I personally would stick with the most common recommendation that you will get from subaru folks, stick with the NGK OEM plugs. It's just not worth saving a few dollars each when it takes as much time as it does to change them. The OEM work really well and last > 60k easy.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:06 AM   #55 (permalink)
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So did e3 in my outback, actually changed them at 72k miles, and had the best mpg during those times. The subaru folk ngk thing mostly applies to 4cyl, tried bosch once on 98 legacy and it barely ran. Got 100 miles on these so far and cannot tell the difference.
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new wheels Jeep Liberty 20's still need to get new tires and different lug nuts but i like them
Looks good! I was looking at these myself. Can We see some more images of the Beca with the new rims? Are those the chrome ones or the polished aluminum with painted inlays? Did they bolt right up?
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:52 AM   #57 (permalink)
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yeah they bolt up, just needed hubcentric rings and new lug nuts.
They are polished with painted inlays and clear over it.
I'll get more pics once I wash it.
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Dodik - did those use mag-style lug nuts with washers, rather than conical ones? Is that why you needed new nuts?
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:05 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I used bulge style lug nuts, the seat on the wheels is larger then standard suby lugs, i used stock for about three days until new ones came in, but it just feels safer with larger lugs.
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Well i got back into installing my Clarion HU, rear camera was installed yesterday, and painted the panel today, hopefully within a week or so i can get this thing finally installed.
Post pics later
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