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    Full size spare tire recommendations for BH5

    I replaced the stock 15" steel wheels on my Legacy with Legacy GT wheels. I managed to snag a steel 16" wheel off a Forester and was going to make a full size spare. Aside from tire size, is there any other considerations for a full sized spare?

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    Just where you are going to fit it. Test fit it, you might need to partially deflate it (requiring you to carry a compressor) and it will very likely stick above the floor level.

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    The idea was to fit it under the floor. Seems to be mixed results about 205 55 16's fitting under the floor. I guess I will test fit one of my wheels in the trunk and update.

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    I know the crosstrek owners have been able to squeeze full size tires by raising the floor with spacers - the entire trunk floor is one hard panel though, might not be as easy with your BH
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    I have a 225 45 17 on a 8" wide wheel in my BK spare tire well. Cant imagine theyre much different. Its fits almost. spare tire cover sits about a 1/2" up near the tail gate. 215, or a 7.5" wheel might get it closed.

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