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02-01-2010 08:33 PM
Tire Sizes

On my 2009 9-3 AERO XWD, I was able to fit 245 40 19 tires. The wheels are 19 x 8.5, +35 offset. There's no rubbing, even with Hirsch Lowering springs.
12-15-2009 06:20 PM
NeedForSwede raquet let me know if you ever want to sell your wheels
12-12-2009 10:16 AM
Winter: Stock w/ Mastercraft Glacier Grip II's
How are those tires? I've never seen those before, but they look like they are loud but also look like they are good in snow.
12-08-2009 11:31 AM
curly2k3 so I figure you guys would be the ones to ask, you think these would fit on my 02 Aero wagon?

Offset: 50mm Backspacing: 6.77" Bolt Pattern: 5-110
Rec. Tire Size:245/40-19
12-07-2009 05:49 PM
christian900se Wow those snow tires have an aggressive tread!
12-07-2009 07:25 AM
Eurohearse Winter: Stock w/ Mastercraft Glacier Grip II's:

(a bit of Photo stretch.... sorry)
Summer: American Racing Rogue Gloss Black w/ Polished Lip General Exlaim 235/40/18:

General's weren't that good of a tire. Looking for something better for spring.
12-07-2009 07:12 AM
9000Andrew I love the vector, 9-3 Aero rim. Such an awesome looking wheel.
12-05-2009 07:33 PM
christian900se Both of those wheel choices work very well with the car, but you are right the SS rims have the edge.
12-05-2009 05:54 PM
raquettelaker2 Why thank you. Here are a couple more angles to get an idea of how the wheels work with it. This was before removing the pinstripe though, bleh. And excuse the dirt and brake dust.

Here's "stock":

12-05-2009 05:39 PM
Legit Dude, that makes me want to trade in my '00 aero for an '04
12-05-2009 04:32 PM
christian900se That car looks fantastic, the 04 front fascia and the 9-3 rims go perfectly in my opinion.
12-05-2009 03:46 PM
raquettelaker2 I have 17" rims off a 2005 9-3ss Aero on my 2004 9-5 Aero. They sit out from the car a little bit more because they have a different offset and look really great, IMO. They're 42mm offset, where the 9-5's are 49mm I think. Just an option...

11-29-2009 05:13 AM
nice looking guys

I'm eyeing a set of17x7 with a 42 offset. I want them to peek out just a little butdon't think the offeset will be enough. I guess i'll really find out how they sit when i get them on there.

The only aero's I like are the 3 star with the triangles cut out of each point.

It looks like i might have to look at a wider and less offset in order to get the look I invisioned.
Thanks I think I got a good idea.
11-27-2009 05:21 PM
Aero02 I'm also running the 17x8 ET35 BBS RKII's. Absolutely love them.

I've got a set of the 17x7 2002 9-5 Aero rims for sale if you're interested, though.
11-27-2009 03:51 PM
Breau I still love my bbs rk2s. Just refinished all four of them and painted the centers black. They are 17x8 with a 35 offset which I think is the perfect size for the 9-5 although I have seen 19" and 20" wheels that look extremely good on a 9-5 wagon. I'd say look around on craigslist, here, saabnet and saabcentral and you'll find some good deals on wheels; someone is always selling something different.

11-27-2009 12:01 PM
brewtide I think my RKII's are 17x8" and they poke out nicely from the sides of the aero wagon... I'm not sure the offset, however...

11-26-2009 04:06 AM
Aerolike9 2003 saab SS vector wheels
11-12-2009 06:12 PM

Good to here a little feed back I am thinking 17x7.5 or as wide as possible but..... I have this itch for 18. I am a performance junkie so i doubt I'll be getting the 18's if they are not like a glove like fit. The suspension i plan to run will have a little travel to it. So the rubbing I won't be into.
11-11-2009 06:40 PM
jssaab I was running BBS RK 026 rims that are 18X8 et 42. WIth the car lowered on the Hirsch Eibachs, it did rub a bit on soem humps but not often.

the 17X8 BBS RKIs are fine as are the 17X8 hirshc rims. I love the look of the 18s but the rubbing bothred me so I am selling the BBS iin the for sale thread
11-11-2009 11:07 AM
XC99TF00 I'm running the stock rims from the '06 9-5, which are 17x7.5. I think the offset is something like 49, but someone please correct me if that's wrong.
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