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Old 03-21-2007, 05:43 AM   #41
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Super Aeros I believe are 16x6.5" et27. I'll check the set I've got next time I'm at the garage where they're stored.

Generally the offset will be stamped on the wheel either on the back of one of the spokes or under the center cap that covers the lug bolts. Remember offset of stock wheels depends on the width...there were 15x7" stock wheels, etc.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:03 AM   #42
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gosh I thought the Aero wheels would be wider than 6.5" That makes me think a little about getting a wider set of rims. Think how much more traction you could get with say a 7.5" wide rim (max width?). To me thats an extra trans helper.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:36 AM   #43
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more traction is not a trans helper, its when the car hooks up that the differential blows a hole in your case.



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Spinning is not good for trannys either, i dont think we win either way
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #45
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in our case spinning is better. with turbos like a 3071r spinning is one of the few things that lets a tranny last more than a day, since spinning is like having low resistance.



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Old 04-19-2007, 11:36 AM   #46
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http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

this should answer alot of wheel and tire questions.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:21 PM   #47
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Yo,

Found a set of 17x7 rims. Offset is 25. Hub bore is unknown, but probably not too small (I hope). Since offset is a bit shorter and its a wider rim, I am thinking a 8mm spacer would work. Input? Where can I find spacers for the 4x108

Also, to add to this topic, I want to talk about tires. Whats the largest tire fitted to the 7" wide rim? I've heard of people fitting a 235, is it doable with the Saabs?
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A good 17" tire size for the 9k is 225/45.

For spacers, I'd check Genuine Saab.

I'd try test fitting a wheel before you spend $ on spacers and see how they fit.
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basicly from what im seeing, the only way to keep the trans from self destructing is to under no circumstances go over 1/4 throttle... if the turbo is working the trans is dying, doesnt matter if its spinning or not the trans is not liking it. althought i bet it likes spinning better then not. run donuts on the front

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I am sorry but a solution to keep the trans from breaking is to put less tire on the car, thats stupid! No Tire + No Traction = NO WHERE. Whats the point of modifying the car?

Has anyone put a larger tire than a 225? On a 7" wide rim people have told me a 245 tire has been fitted! woooo.
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bump... A shop has informed me a 235 tire has been fitted on a Saab.
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235 is a big tire on a 9k.

225/45/17 is a good size. Speedo is nearly dead on with that size (according to a gps).
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:05 PM   #53
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235 is a perfecttyre for the 9000 (on a 7.5 inch rim)

plenty traction ...no rubbing

try it


you will like it
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #54
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thinking about going 7" in the rear and 7.5 in the front. Problem is the rims I want dont have a 7.5 size. Is your car lowered? 7.5" rim Ive been told rubs.

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:29 PM   #55
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My car is lowered, 7.5" wheels. Doesn't rub (its DAMN close though).
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:07 PM   #56
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Where can I find some fly 16 x 6.5.... 5 or 7 spoke rims/bright alloy for my 9000


This puppy is expensive to maintain for real.


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Hello classic Saab lovers,

I used to own a 1990 turbo conv. 900 that I loved but now I own a black on black 1993 9000 turbo Areo and I love it even more...(it's more luxurious). Maintanance can be challanging and the older Saabs are always having motor mount and head gaskett issues...but the truth is, I don't want to drive anything else. The GM new Saabs are bland and everybody has a Benz. In the 80s I owned a 300D midnight blue Mercedes, I drove it for 10 years, you can't kill it, it's solid as a rock but eventually I sold it for my 1st Saab, the 900 conv. turbo.

I am looking to break away from my 3 spoke deep dish rims for something shinier and a few more spokes. I still think the 3 spoke looks best on the 9000s but I can't find any new shiny ones in any size.

I want to keep my wheel size the same....any ideas?

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Old 12-12-2007, 01:41 PM   #57
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I couple years back I photoshoped my 9k with BBS LM's for fun, soon there after found myself reaching for the nearest box of tissues.

Damn, that's HOT!
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Old 01-13-2008, 02:42 PM   #58
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Hey guys i just want to ask a question while i'm here. What is the maximum offset for a 94 9000 aero? And will a 7in width make the fender and wheels flush vertically? or will it need spacers? thanks
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:11 PM   #59
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The max/min offset you can use depends on wheel width.

Need more specs on the wheel you want to use.
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Old 01-13-2008, 04:40 PM   #60
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4x100
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+40 offset

really want to know. thanks guys
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