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Old 11-09-2009, 07:56 AM   #1
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Cool What "Rims" are you Running?

I am shopping for some summer rims now. I have this bad feeling that i should not go over 17" nomatter how good of deal i can get. Although i kinda want a rims that bigger that 17x7".(42 offset) I want a wider rims. I guess what i am wondering is wha everyone else is running out there. Let me know what offset D (x) W. Just so i can get a good idea with what i can get away with.
The look i kinda want with me rims would be tire and rims peeking out from wheel wells like a half inch. So offset is more important information to me than anything else.
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:07 AM   #3
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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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Old 11-11-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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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
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:06 AM   #6
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:01 PM   #7
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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...

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #8
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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.

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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.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:13 AM   #10
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Smile 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.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:46 PM   #11
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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...

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Old 12-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #12
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That car looks fantastic, the 04 front fascia and the 9-3 rims go perfectly in my opinion.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:39 PM   #13
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Dude, that makes me want to trade in my '00 aero for an '04
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
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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":

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Old 12-05-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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Both of those wheel choices work very well with the car, but you are right the SS rims have the edge.
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I love the vector, 9-3 Aero rim. Such an awesome looking wheel.
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:25 AM   #17
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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.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #18
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Wow those snow tires have an aggressive tread!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:31 AM   #19
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so I figure you guys would be the ones to ask, you think these would fit on my 02 Aero wagon?

19x8.5
Offset: 50mm Backspacing: 6.77" Bolt Pattern: 5-110
Rec. Tire Size:245/40-19
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:16 AM   #20
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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.
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