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14" tires & wheels on my 2000 Sambar

Discussion in 'Subaru Sambar References' started by 350v8s10, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. 350v8s10

    350v8s10 Member

    My Sambar is a 2000. It is not lifted. The tire & wheel combination shown below is my choice for high performance highway driving.

    My tire specs=

    manufacturer = General
    model name = ALTIMAX HP
    catagory = Grand Touring All Season
    size = 185/60R-14
    tread pattern = directional
    UTQG = 440 A A
    speed rating = T (118 mph - 190 km/h)
    maximum load = 1047 lbs.
    maximum inflation pressure = 51 lbs.
    tread depth = 10/32"
    tire weight = 17 lbs
    rim range = 5" to 6.5"
    section width (on 5.5" rim) = 7.4"
    overall diameter = 22.7"
    revolutions per mile = 890
    price (from www.tirerack.com) = $51.00

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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008
  2. 350v8s10

    350v8s10 Member

    (A special 'Thanks' to jtpc. I would not have known about these wheels, had it not been for Josh).

    My wheels are MB 5X from Discount Tire Direct.

    The wheels are 14", 4x100 & 4x114 (dual pattern) bolt pattern, 5.5" wide, and a 35 offset,

    Here is a link to the variety of 14"s available in 4x100 from Discount Tire Direct-


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    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  3. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Very cool. :D
  4. fromtheplains

    fromtheplains New Member

    i'm getting a 1990 subaru dias 2 imported. it should arrive in the next couple weeks. i've been looking online trying to find the proper bolt config., wheel rim, and tire size for it but no luck. would anyone here be able to help. thanks
  5. 350v8s10

    350v8s10 Member

    Your DiaZ II is a Subaru Sambar model. I can't see Subaru making a special bolt pattern just for the Diaz II, so I am of the opinion that the bolt pattern is 4x100. You can easily confirm this upon delivery. The wheels & tires described in the above posts will give you a starting point. Jason at www.northtexasminitrucks.com just put a set of custom wheels on his "Classic" Subaru van. Here is the link for you to see them (scroll way down to see the new wheels):

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  6. Subaru

    Subaru Member

    Very nice indeedeo--I am jealous:(
  7. 350v8s10

    350v8s10 Member

    After giving this a bit more thought, I made my reply without knowing really what you wanted to use the tires & wheels for. Some things to consider are that the stock tires are approximately 4" wide by about 22.5" in diameter. There are 12"x7" rims available for use with 23"x 12" offroad tires and 13", 14", and 15" rims available in 5.5 to 6" widths that can be fitted with a wide variety of highway tread tires that are available in 22" to 23" in diameter.

    If you let me know what you plan to use the tires for, I will be happy to share my limited knowledge and make some suggestions.
  8. swampfox

    swampfox Member

    '90 Diaz wheels

    I'm not totally sure, but the wheels are probably the same as my '91 Sambar truck. The bolt pattern is 4x100 with a 59.1mm centerbore. I visited the junkyard and found that the stock '97 Nissan Sentra 13" steel rims fit perfectly, and the centerbore was the same to give it a nice hubcentric fit. The wheels came with 175/70R13 tires, and I used them on the truck. The same era Nissan Sentra and 200sx also had some good-looking alloy accessory wheels which may work fine too. After the Nissan wheels, I added the Crossroads 2" lift and changed to my spare Scion xB 15" rims. I had the centerbores machined from stock 54.1 to 59.1mm. The bolt pattern fit--4x100. I have now installed 175/70R15 tires and they ride the roads of Mississippi and offroad as well so much smoother than before. The 13" tires; however, gave the little truck a much better stance and ride than the stock 12's.
  9. fromtheplains

    fromtheplains New Member

    i just want some good tires for city use up here in the harsh Canadian winters (although it's not all that harsh right now). thanks so much for your help!!!!
  10. lukaslamrock

    lukaslamrock New Member

    does anyone know if 14 inch rims with tires would fit on a 1994 sambar ks4? just not sure if the 2000 model is higher than the 94
  11. Scrub 1

    Scrub 1 New Member

    Any rubbing when wheel is fully cranked?
  12. Stormin

    Stormin Member

    No problem on my 1992.
  13. mtslesse

    mtslesse New Member

    Hey guys, just looking to bring life back to an old thread.

    I'm just about to pick up a 2000 Suzuki Carry at the docks straight from Japan, and was wondering if any of you guys with a 1999 or 2000 Suzuki Carry have tried the wheel/tire combo 350V8S10 tried.

    The tyres I was thinking of trying are: the Hancook iPIKE, Michellin X-ICE, GoodYear UltraGrip, or General ALtimax Arctic tires.
    The size I was thinking is the same at 185/60R14....I have also heard guys running 175/65R14 - A taller but thinner tire.

    The wheels I'm guessing are 14x5.5 as 350V8S10 did with a 35mm offset...another spot I've seen 5+2 Offset. My knowledge of wheels is limited, so those two numbers could mean the exact same thing?

    Now all these numbers seem good, but I haven't seen anyone post up specifically their experience with the 2000 Suzuki Carry DB52T or similar truck.

    Thanks for the help guys!

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