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Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2001 17:48:14 -0500
From: Chris Ault <>
Subject: Re: 17" alloys on a 1991 9000 2.3 turbo

FWIW, my 9000 has 205/55/15's on it, listed as stock in the manual. For the winter I prop it up to 195/60's. this may be part of the confusion, if you're going from 195/55 as a base... -chris powerlord wrote: > Just bought a 1991 9000 2.3 turbo. > > It's got 195/55 R15 saab multispoke alloys on it. > > I'm going to put some 17s on instead. > > So a quick look at one of the many tyre calculators on the net shows > me that a 205/40R17 will have virtually the same dimensions (.5% > difference). > > However, when I called some places to inquire about wheels, they told > me that there books show 215/45R17s as being required. > > This just doesn't make sense. These would be >5% out. They'd be about > 1 inch in diameter bigger. > > I called Abbot Racing, and they said the same, but when I asked them > to explain, they basically couldn't. In fact, they were quite rude. > > So whats the story ? > > They only explanation I can think of is that my saab has the wrong > wheels on it. If it was supposed to have 195/60s on it, that would > make sense. Even 195/65s would make more sense. > > Anyone shed any light on this ? > > stu

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