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: What Wheels

26th November 2009, 11:36 AM
Hey, I've got an 02 9-3 SE that I'd like to upgrade the wheels on. The car is polar white, so any suggestions on what wheels might look good on it? I wanna stay at 16's. Maybe post some pics of what you have on yours.

Happy Thanksgiving.


26th November 2009, 09:01 PM
if you post a pic of your car someone might photo shop for you

27th November 2009, 12:15 AM
16" doesn't leave too many options, but i do really like the three spoke split (http://www.patrickaccessories.com/productdetail.asp?ProdId=1466&mcid=2&cid=207&scid=253&modelyear=1998-2002). there's the popular viking (http://www.patrickaccessories.com/productdetail.asp?ProdId=1643&mcid=2&cid=217&scid=255&modelyear=1994-1998), the seven spoke bbs talladega (http://www.patrickaccessories.com/productdetail.asp?ProdId=1457&mcid=2&cid=217&scid=255&modelyear=1994-1998), and the rather plain three spoke (http://www.patrickaccessories.com/productdetail.asp?ProdId=1639&mcid=2&cid=217&scid=255&modelyear=1994-1998). i've got the rather rare super aeros (http://www.patrickaccessories.com/productdetail.asp?ProdId=1638&mcid=2&cid=217&scid=255&modelyear=1994-1998), which i love, but i dunno how well they'd suit the 9-3 styling. all are 16"x6.5" and fit the 9-3 bolt pattern no problem.

27th November 2009, 09:05 AM
I have the three spoke and rkII rims for my white 2000 93se if yu want to take a look http://www.cardomain.com/ride/668055/1

28th November 2009, 05:16 PM
interesting list of mods there. there's such a thing as e code fog lights?:o love the rkIIs, but i don't think i could ever pull them off.

28th November 2009, 09:20 PM
not 100 percent sure about the fog lights but they have the same symbol as my e-code headlights and i bought them off of ebay uk because they were cheaper than in the US. i got both of them for 180 new/shipped.

28th November 2009, 09:57 PM

29th November 2009, 01:21 AM
you know there are some 18x8 ultraleggeras out there that are only 17.8 lbs. that's reeeediculously light for an 18.

29th November 2009, 01:41 AM
VOX MB, 17X8s, so far so good...



EDIT: Oh, they're about 22.5LBS BTW :)

29th November 2009, 04:14 AM
you know there are some 18x8 ultraleggeras out there that are only 17.8 lbs. that's reeeediculously light for an 18.

Yep, it's those. They come in 17's or 18's. You're right, they are so freaking light - those are a good 5-6lbs lighter than the average I'd guess.

Paul Campagna
29th November 2009, 08:37 PM
put my winter tires on the 900... I like the look for winter. 16" wheels.

Mister Bean
29th November 2009, 09:32 PM
I can't find a picture of them on my car, but the 9-3SS Arc 16" 10 spoke wheels look pretty good on it.


29th November 2009, 09:41 PM
My favorite Saab OEM wheels and probably my favorite for a Saab are the double 5 spoke from the Aero's.

2nd December 2009, 03:49 AM
I'm in the market for some new wheels too. Some 17's or 18's, something that isn't too heavy, too expensive, and doesn't have a rep for being soft/weak. (Maybe I'm just dreaming with those requirements)

Are there any brands I should stay away from? I would hate to drop a pile of money into wheels just to have one dent in a pot hole. Although I doubt I'll spend a pile of money. I usually find some sort of ridiculous deal somehow...

I think a set of BBS, Koning, or OZ might be worth looking into. I know there are other good manufacturers, its just a tricky lug pattern to find.

2nd December 2009, 03:55 AM
For SAABs ASA is also good. I like the Voxxs so far.

2nd December 2009, 07:54 AM
Math- Check out Team Dynamics. I picked up my 17x7s on ebay for 600 shipped. They weigh about 16 lbs. The roads in MI are pure sh!t and I only bent one when I hit a 10" deep hole in the concrete at 30mph. They seem plenty strong. BTW I have the pro race 1s in anthracite. SEXY and waaaaay better value than the OZs.

Good hunting!