Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 08:17:32 -0400 From: "Gabriel Taraboulsi" <ctaraboulsinopsamatico.ca> Subject: Re: ET-values for 9-3 Rims?
ET is the distance between the back face of the wheel bolt hole and the center of the rim width in millimeter. It is specified by the car manufacturer to achieve proper steering geometry and bearing load. Using a different ET in my opinion could damage the wheel bearings and will affect steering geometry. Unfortunately all after marker steel wheels on the market here in Canada do not have the proper ET distance specified by SAAB. Gabriel "Spyderman" <spydermannopsamofyourbusiness.com> wrote in message news:xzwO8.16399$831.1403nopsam01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com... > what the heck is an "ET Value"? > > -- > J. Pierre Moatti > www.saabclubofcanada.ca > "HMD" <h.duringhofnopsament.utwente.nl> wrote in message > news:aeakch$g0i$1nopsamer07.wxs.nl... > > Hello, > > > > Can anyone give me some info on proper ET-values for rims to be fitted on > a > > Saab 9-3? I know almost every original Saab rim has an ET value of 49, > while > > the 17 inch double 3-spoke (Aero MY02) has 45 and the Viggen has 42. > > > > Regards, > > > > Hans-Martin > > 1998 9-3 SE 2.0 Turbo CoupÈ > > > > > >