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: Opinion on wheel choice


redraskol
20-05-10, 03:56 PM
I have a 2001 saab 9-5 aero with the stock 17" klingons. When I bought the car it had severe curb rash on all the rims and now one is bent since my father drove it through a pothole. Therefore, I need new rims. I like the rial nogaro except for the polished edge and bbs rims are way outside my price range. I have to have 17" rims to survive the earlier mentioned potholes and I was thinking about 17" borbet lv5 rims. What do you guys think? Are there any options that look as good as bbs rkII, bbs ch, or rial nogaro without polished edges or gigantic prices? Any input is welcome.

-redraskol

a clone of my car (without my red calipers)
http://cdn.getauto.com/photos/7/18087/1c/YS3EH48G113025697-1c.jpg

the rims
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/borbet/swap/borbet_lv5_anth_ci3_l.jpg

here is a link to the wheels on tirerack: http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=runWheelSearch&initialPartNumber=LV5707401105A&wheelMake=Borbet&wheelModel=LV5&wheelFinish=Anthracite+Painted&showRear=no&autoMake=Saab&autoModel=9-5+Aero+Sedan&autoYear=2001&autoModClar=&filterSize=All&filterFinish=All&filterSpecial=false&filterBrand=All&filterNew=All&sort=Brand
http://www.tirerack.com/images/trans.gif

DJJames
20-05-10, 07:55 PM
I love my wheels, they are 17" from a 9-3. They look pretty similar to those borbet wheels but will be cheaper. With the cash you save on a used set, you could get them refinished any color.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/gorec013/IMG_0036.jpg

redraskol
20-05-10, 08:53 PM
Thanks, I have seen those before and I think they are extremely awesome. Do you know where I could find them for less than $167 each? That is more than the borbets. ($154 each)

DJJames
21-05-10, 12:13 AM
I bought mine on craigslist for 300 dollars but I consider myself extremely lucky.

redraskol
21-05-10, 01:02 AM
Hmm, I didn't think of that. I will have to search there. Thanks man. :D

WhiteT5
21-05-10, 08:40 AM
What is your price range?

Have you looked at the Enkei EKM3?

http://forums.evolutionm.net/members/charroncp-albums-lancer-picture3861-enkei-ekm3.jpg

It comes in a 5 x 110 and looks great IMO. I work for Enkei though, so I might be slightly biased :D.

Paul in NM
21-05-10, 02:17 PM
I dunno those borbet's look pretty sweet. Especially on my silver aero wagon. :lol:

http://www.zigzagmedia.com/saabwheels.jpg

redraskol
21-05-10, 04:31 PM
The enkei's are $195 each. (~$780 a set) I need something under $700 for a set. Those are seriously awesome though. I might try to find a used set. Thanks everyone for helping me. :D