Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 18:48:12 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Tire sizing for c900


in article efung7$r3t$2nospam.apana.org.au, Craig's Saab C900 Site at c900nospam.apana.org.au wrote on 03/10/2006 23:16: > 6" wide wheels need careful tyre choice because being wider they'll hit > wheel arches, etc. I have a set of 'speedy' aftermarket 3-spoker wheels on > the 1985 900i which has 205/60 Yokohama's. Took them off the turbo car > because it didn't look right, and they'd done some significant rubber inside > the arches which had removed protective coating and allowed rust to get at > the metal. I run 7" wide wheels now on my C900 with an offset of ET30. In real terms, my wheels are 9mm further towards the suspension and 29mm towards the wheel arches. I'm running 195/65 tyres on them (straight off a 9000) and they fill out the arches about as far as I'd want to go. I do know of someone who runs wheels that fill the arches 34mm with 205 width tyres, but I bet they rub. When I change tyres next, I'll go for 205/55s on my 7" wheels. I already have extended bump stops, but I'll have the rear springs replaced first ... Or possibly some caravan helpers ... Or maybe some hydraulics? Can anyone recommend a product? Especially advice on hydraulic self-levelling system for the rear? Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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