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Old 04-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Help with wheels choice please.

Hello SAAB/Wheel addicts..So, I have the drop top on it's way, Now I need help with wheels. trying to choose wisely. Would like to get the best possible looks without suffering much performance. This is a convertible so it will be weekend cruiser but It will still need to give me a thrill somewhat close to my Viggen and C900. I was trying to avoid 19" but after a lot of research it looks like there are hundreds of 93ss running 19's.. some feed back from those owners about ride quality would be apreciated as well. Thank you. BBS-ck 28lbs, VMR V10 26.5 lb or Ace Convex. 26lb



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Ouch, no way I would put a wheel on the car that weighs close to 30 lbs.....

Not sure what I would get, personally I would stick with 18's to save money on tires.... And keep the weight not to high.
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Look into Forgestar.

I am happy to have a strong 19" wheel that is about 22lbs in the sizes you would want.
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Thanks guys.. you are battery charging my brain.. , waaaah. I am awake.
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In the mean time I am reading horror stories about Forgestar. how was your your experience jameson?
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In the mean time I am reading horror stories about Forgestar. how was your your experience jameson?
Very popular in the BMW/Porsche arena. Have not really heard of horror stories, aside from wait times for them to be built.

My front barrels were on back order, so my order took longer than the stated 6 weeks. Not really a big deal.

Light weight, good looking, strong, reasonable price. Can't go wrong.
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Also please note that when the wheels get bigger the tire get smaller and usually weighs less. in addition the location of the weight of the rotating mass is not located toward the outer edge ( as in small lighter wheels and bigger tires). it's distributed through the wheel design vs being in the tire area which would use more energy to rotate. so what I am saying is that the as long as the wheel/tire combo are below 50lb it's within reason. no? I hope i wrote this in a somewhat englishable language.
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I am not saying that lighter wheels are not a good option, I am just wondering if the weights i posted above are really that horrible since a 235 35 19 would weight 22lb. vs a 235 40 18 which would weigh 24-25 lb
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I cringe when I see wheels approach 30lbs, tire being lighter or no. Lighter wheels are a great way to decrease unsprung weight. I have never installed a wheel that was heavier than the stock one it was replacing.
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I cringe when I see wheels approach 30lbs, tire being lighter or no. Lighter wheels are a great way to decrease unsprung weight. I have never installed a wheel that was heavier than the stock one it was replacing.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:32 PM   #11
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This is one of the cars i have seen with CK... many more on garaget. mostly Stat or bombies Garaget | Saab 9-3 Aero cab TTiD (2009)
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I would say usually when doing a plus 1 the larger tire is heavier plus 100% of that tires weight is just that much farther to the outside of the wheel. If the car comes with a 215-45-17 a plus 1 would then be a 225-40-18 and a plus 2 would be 235-35-18 to maintain overall diameter.

I looked up tire weights on toyo's site

Toyo proxes 4 plus
215-45-17 - 22.5 lbs
225-40-18 - 22.3 lbs
235-35-19 - 24.7 lbs

Toyo r888
215-45-17 - 22.5 lbs
225-40-18 - 23.5 lbs
235-35-19 - 25 lbs

So not only is the tire pushed farther out from the hub there is also more wheel farther out from the hub or center of the wheel thus hp will be lost i bet even if the wheel is lighter then what it replaces. But the increased handling, stopping and of coarse looks make the trade off so worthwhile.

25plus lb wheels should be on SUVs and trucks
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #13
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i was comparing
235 40 18 (25lbs) and 235 35 19 (22 lbs)
here Goodyear*Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

but I guess there is no rule
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They also have that tire listed at 23 lbs for the 235-40-18 which is the same tread ware as the 19. The 240 tread ware 18 is the one that weighs a few lbs more..... Due to a different compound imguess
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very Interesting

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:44 PM   #16
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here are a some what lighter options.
Ace convex same 19x8.5 26lb
VMR 19x8.5 25lb
VMR style 18x8 24 lb


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Well at least the Pchops are much better this round lol.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #18
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Thanks Jameson. it really depends on what you can find on the interweb to work with. and of course time.
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^^ the first picture you have a couple posts. those mofos are sweet.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:45 PM   #20
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what do you guys think of these 18x8 42mm 19.75lbs.

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