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: Rims and Tyres


bohtak
30th March 2002, 03:20 AM
Hi guys.. I'm currently running on 16" x 7j, with 205/50 tyres. What do you think if I upgrade to a set of 17" x 7j with 215/40?

Simon
30th March 2002, 05:12 AM
You can work out the effects here.....

http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html

Simon.

Alex
30th March 2002, 06:21 AM
If you look on the Saabnet Performance forums there are some pictures from a guy whos done just that (post should still be on the first page). Go very nicely with his lowering springs.

bohtak
30th March 2002, 10:16 AM
Thanxs alot for the info. But I'm using the classic 900 4 door. Will 17"s be suitable?

90t16Saero
30th March 2002, 05:38 PM
Im running 17" 205/40's on mine, you have to be careful of the suspension when running bigger wheels. My wheels do bang on the arch of i hit a rather large bump, other than that they are fine. You need to get the right offset. Very nice to live with though!

bohtak
31st March 2002, 05:14 AM
yeah would love to see it with bigger rims. Is your rims offset 17x7j or is it 17x7.5j?

Janne Selinummi
31st March 2002, 07:50 AM
I remember reading about 900 Cabrio bump stops here a while back... Should prevent wheel scrubbing with 17-inchers.

Are these different than fixed-head 900 units both front and back?

tandino
31st March 2002, 06:05 PM
The 'Cabrio' bumpstop is a common misconception, they arent any different to the 'normal' bumpstop, all Saab did to stop contact on cars with either larger rims ie 16" aero's was to provide a spacer kit comprising of a longer bumpstop bolt and a metal spacer to go inbetween the bumpstop and body mounting area.
I to asked my Saab dealer about 'Cabrio' bumpstops and this is the response i got, also the modification kit is now no longer available! just buy 6 or 7 washers for each side and a longer bolt from your local hardware store.
Pete.

93Saab900s
31st March 2002, 07:20 PM
ive seen a couple of saabs with 17s, i dont really like em on the 900s, i find that 900s look best with the 16" spg rims. 9000s is a different story, they look pretty good with 17s.