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: Rim interchangebility


Oliver
11th May 2004, 05:31 PM
How about we make a list with all the different cars whose rims fit our Saabs? Not necessarily a direct fit, but also with spacers, etc...

I'll start off with the ones I know:

rear handbrake C900/9000

-Ford Escort, Focus, Sierra)
-Audi 80
-Peugeot 206, 306
-Citroen Xsara and other
-...

GM900/9-3/9-5

-Opel/Vauxhall Vectra (obviously)
-...

aeroT16
11th May 2004, 06:27 PM
I have no direct experience of this myself, but was once reliably told that ford rims upto 16" will fit the 900/9000 but 17" wont fit. Quite why I dont know. Can anyone shed any light on this one for us?? :roll:

Castor Troy
11th May 2004, 06:42 PM
who told you that :roll: lots of people put 17's on 900's and 9000s. GM has 18"s on his C900, and they seem to work just fine to me, and look damn good too

http://www.threetrolls.net/newsite/images/forgeline_wheel_small.jpg

ragtopcav
11th May 2004, 07:13 PM
who told you that :roll: lots of people put 17's on 900's and 9000s. GM has 18"s on his C900, and they seem to work just fine to me, and look damn good too

That was an aftermarket rim.

I have no direct experience of this myself, but was once reliably told that ford rims upto 16" will fit the 900/9000 but 17" wont fit. Quite why I dont know. Can anyone shed any light on this one for us??
If this is Ford rim specific it may be due to the offset used on OEM wheels.

I think this topic is well discussed within the appropriate forums [it is in the ng900 & 9-3 forums anyhow, we save a fortune by utilising Vauxhall Opel fitment :wink: ]

Castor Troy
11th May 2004, 07:38 PM
oh, hehe, i re-read what he said. i missed the "ford" part the first time :lol:

pda
12th May 2004, 12:08 AM
Hi Oliver,

what about C900 front hand-brake models,different stud pattern :roll: :roll: to rear hand-brake models.....

Paul

yfs87
12th May 2004, 07:54 AM
yea, they are, im pretty sure they changed something in 86' or the whereabouts, but im not quite sure what they changed.

baco99
12th May 2004, 09:20 AM
Ford Mondeo/Contour
Mercury Mystique
Mercury/Ford Cougar

Check the offset, but the bolt pattern is the same. 4x108

8valvegrowl
12th May 2004, 10:08 AM
Wheels and handbrakes were changed on the C900 in 1988

Pre '88 is 4x108
Post '88 is 4x114.3

4x108 also fits the Ford Focus and the MGB

keep it around a 25-30mm offset and you should be ok (some of the Foci rims go up to 48mm offset)

Tomoose
12th May 2004, 12:13 PM
For C900's I think the main thing is that wheel hubs from 88-93 have BOLTS where as 79-88 have NUTS. The wheels from 88-93 have grooves to fit bolts, where as the 79-88 wheels are flush to allow for the nuts. That has been my experience anyways.

And also, I believe 86-98 9000's wheels fit on 88-93 C900's (front handbrake). That is what I've gathered over the years.

-Tom

Jezzadee
12th May 2004, 02:16 PM
And also, I believe 86-98 9000's wheels fit on 88-93 C900's (front handbrake). That is what I've gathered over the years.
-Tom

'88 to '93 C900s are rear handbrake. I can confirm that 16" super aeros off a 9000 fit a '91 C900 :cheesy: 8)

pda
12th May 2004, 02:33 PM
Front hand brake was up too 1987MY anything newer will be rear hand brake :wink: :wink:

Paul

ricot83
12th May 2004, 02:40 PM
for 5x110mm size rims....there is the cadillac catera

Halcyon
12th May 2004, 03:45 PM
the bolt pattern may be the same on these, but is the centre bore diamater?

Alex
12th May 2004, 04:04 PM
Wheels and handbrakes were changed on the C900 in 1988

Pre '88 is 4x108
Post '88 is 4x114.3



This should be

Pre '88 4x114.3 and
Post '88 4x108.

Tomoose
12th May 2004, 04:52 PM
so to recap:

post 88 c900 : rear handbrake and 114.3 bolt pattern!

Halcyon
12th May 2004, 04:59 PM
so to recap:

post 88 c900 : rear handbrake and 114.3 bolt pattern!

No!

:P

Fliptop
12th May 2004, 07:43 PM
99s & early C900s compatible with Reliant Scimitar GTE (14" very offset rims) and Triumph TR6 (15" very offset rims). Same must also apply to 96 Sport/MC850...

Luv900
12th May 2004, 10:01 PM
Wheels and handbrakes were changed on the C900 in 1988

Pre '88 is 4x108
Post '88 is 4x114.3

4x108 also fits the Ford Focus and the MGB

keep it around a 25-30mm offset and you should be ok (some of the Foci rims go up to 48mm offset)

it was other way around last time i check = 4x114.3 pre 87 and 88-today 4x108

8valvegrowl
14th May 2004, 08:03 AM
I stand corrected...

In that case...

MGB fits 114.3mm pattern

Focus fits 108mm pattern