Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:02:20 -0500
From: Shane Almeida <>
Subject: Re: 2005 rims 9-3

On 22 Aug 2005 19:42:53 GMT, newsaabowner wrote: > I have a oppertunity to buy 4 new steel saab rims(for winter use) > and I am trying to find out if they will fit my 2005 9-3. > > They have a saab part number on them 4688156, these are 15". > > The local dealer tells me they will fit up to 2003 9-3 models. > > Are there any variations in brake rotor sizes in the 2005 model year > these could allow these to work for some 2005 9-3's and not others? > My 2005 came with 16" alloys that I don't want to use in the winter. According to the manual for my 2004 9-3, 15" wheels are not recommended for the Arc and Aero. Check your manual to see if there are similar recommendations. I believe the issue is rotor size, although it doesn't say this in the manual and I have never measured.

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