Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 02:47:25 GMT
From: "Pierrick Brenot" <cknopsamer.qc.ca>
Subject: Re: 9-5 / 9-3 alloy wheels


Be more precise ! Are the aluminium alloy wheels you mounted on your 9-5 are proposed by SAAB in standard or optional equipment ? Have you been told these wheels could fit on your car by an official SAAB dealer ? Take care with all these wheel mix to avoid any kind of problem on your BRAND NEW car !!! Anyway, you choose SAAB wheels to put on a SAAB, you so have a lot of chances to make it work. The 15" tires story does not count first, you should first verify the clearances inside the rim, after you will think of the tire sizes, compatibility etc. But in your case, I am confident it will work because you chose a basic model of the 9-5 so the brakes will NOT be oversized, if your original equipment was 15" wheels, some 15" alloy wheels should fit ! It is true that calipers are often close to the rim, that is why I prefer a 16" wheel, SO MUCH MORE "nice looking" than a 15" especially on a big car as a 9-5, and with no risk of incompatibility of clearance at all... Are you already decided for your wheels ?!? You should try the three-spoke 16" Viking :-) Pierrick Brenot Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada 1991 900T work for Montupet aluminium alloy wheel and heads maker (the SAAB cylinder head maker) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------- Howie Rose <hj.rnopsamin.net> wrote in message news:7hcshf$1bl$1nopsament3-gui.server.virgin.net... > Hi, > > I've just bought a 9-5 2.0t and I must say that it's definitely the best car > I've owned out of 17 different Saab's over the years. As it's the base > model, with no alloy wheels, I managed to get some new Saab 15" 5-spoke > alloys that I was told would fit a 9-3 and also a 9-5 with 15" tyres. I had > them fitted today and I must admit that it greatly improves the car's > appearance, but I noticed that there is only about 5mm clearance between the > calipers and the inner rims of the wheels, especially on the front wheels. > There doesn't seem to be a problem with the wheels touching the brake > calipers, but I would like reassuring that I'm not letting myself in for any > future problems. > > Many thanks > > Howie > > hj.rnopsamin.net > >

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