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Old 08-01-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Borbet type t's

hey guys,

i found a good deal on kijiji, so i decided to pic up a set of borbet type t's..






they are 17x8 but i stretched some 215 45 17's on them, the 235's rubbed and made it look like a tank




i like my allesio's better, but they are starting to peel and are a little scratched, so im thinking about refinishing them..

These are my old wheels:





what do you guys think?
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:26 PM   #2
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um, i like the new wheels much better.
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i like the old wheels better
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i like the old ones better but the new ones definitely dont look bad at all
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Old 08-01-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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The older ones look much better but the newer ones aren't bad at all
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I like the Borbet Type T wheels! Defiantly better then the old wheels.

I have some Type E's on my OG9-3.

The Borbet 5 spokes look look the most "proper" on a NG900/OG9-3 IMO.
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at first i liked the old ones much better, but i threw thinner rubber on the borbets, stretched a little.. and i gotta say that its growing on me...

liketheword, i wouldve preffered 17 or 18, type e's with a big lip over these.. u have any pics? someday, id like a set of type a's on an spg..
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at first i liked the old ones much better, but i threw thinner rubber on the borbets, stretched a little.. and i gotta say that its growing on me...
Glad they are growing on you! I dig-em! Hopefully the ride isn't to rough...what size are the tires? I am not a fan of the stretch thing. I assume it's not very much stretch..?

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liketheword, i wouldve preffered 17 or 18, type e's with a big lip over these.. u have any pics? someday, id like a set of type a's on an spg..
They are pics from a little while back but, here ya go: https://www.saablink.net/forum/showth...ht=borbet+type

Type A wheels on an SPG would look spot-on as well!
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Glad they are growing on you! I dig-em! Hopefully the ride isn't to rough...what size are the tires? I am not a fan of the stretch thing. I assume it's not very much stretch..?
they came with 235 tires off of an aero, but like i said they made my car look like a tank..lol, those are 215's on right now, its a bit of a stretch ( i was actually hoping for more ) because i have 10mm spacers on the rear and the stetch might've avoided a little rubbing issue, and i dont really mind the look of a stretched tire, makes the wheel look bigger

Your type e's look amazing, would you be interested in a trade? if your coming up to canada anytime soon? jk
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I am more of a function over form type, hence I don't dig the stretching of tires. It offers so many negative handling characteristics and puts your wheels more in danger as well. Instead of depending on more stretch I recommend doing the legit thing and cutting the liner where you need to and rolling the inner fender lip. It's the difference between doing it right and doing it wrong. I currently run 235/45's I love the extra grip! Sorry, no trade on the type E wheels. I am thinking gun metal color on mine, as I plan to try that on all the brite work and if I don't like that it's all going black. (As my car is that dark Scarab Green color, I think either will work well.) As for Canada I try to go there sparingly

BTW my current favorite Canadian question to ask is...how do you pronounce decal?

Is it deck-el
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i say de-kal.
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No worries lol, i say de-kal.. I find people who say deck-al a little douchy,
I think I'm going to roll the fender in the near future, but for now I'm probably going to do the easy thing and remove the spacer
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^LOL good to know guys. You both pass.

Sounds like a solid plan w/ the rear. Where did you get the spacer? Once I cut my liner and roll the fender I am thinking spacers as well.

Ideally I would love to see someone take an English Wheel to a Saab and "Coke bottle" the fenders. MMMmmm!
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They're speedparts spacers, I got them from kaylan a while back, they're hub centric and came with nice stainless longer bolts..
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x2 on the older wheels. let me know if you still have them or if you're selling them
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The old wheels look awesome, but the type t's look better imo.
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They're speedparts spacers, I got them from kaylan a while back, they're hub centric and came with nice stainless longer bolts..
Noted.

Now all I need to do is learn Swedish and pay high shipping costs to get a set!

Good thing I have machinist friends 1 already offered to make me a set. The bolts will be a bit harder to find though...
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new wheels look awesome! how much were they?

did you get the IC on?
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new wheels look awesome! how much were they?

did you get the IC on?
hey rafal, the ic went on no problem

the guy I bought them from just wanted to get rid of them, so I got a pretty good deal for a set of near mint cond wheels lol..$400
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