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NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

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Old 21st May 2009
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Hey all,

I discovered this site a couple of days ago, and it has re-instilled my pride in owning a Saab. What a great forum you have going.

As part of my new found passion I would like to make some adjustments to my car. Starting off with the rims.

I have a 1994 NG900 with just the stock 15" rims (i presume). I am looking at a set on ebay which I prefer the look of, they are saab branded and 16". In the description the seller says they would be appropriate for the NG900 but im a nervous spender haha. He says that this is written on the rims 'SAAB / 47 78 304 / EB 051 / BBS / 61/20x16H2 / IS 49'.


What do you guys think? would they work ok?

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16's are kinda small. but theyd work.
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Yeah they are small. But they're in good condition and i can get them for like $200 delivered. At the moment I can handle having them smaller if it means im not going to have to spend $1500.

I was just maily concerned with them fitting properly and all the rest.

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Of course, you'd have to get new tires. Try to keep the same overall diameter so that you don't screw up the speedometer/odometer calibration.
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I assume by trying to keep the same diameter you mean that if i were to increase rim size, i would need to decrease tyre 'height' for lack of a better word. Sorry im not really in the know when it comes to cars so im trying to pick up as much knowledge as i can.

Thanks for your help.
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You are correct, yes. It is called Plus Sizing and a quick google search (or whatever search engine you prefer) will yield you plenty of calculators that will tell you the proper new size for your wheels
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the sizing and offset looks alright to me. i'm guessing they're viking wheels, but you'd be in for a treat if they were super aeros. use this to calculate what your new tire size should be based off what you have now. otherwise, just get 205/55R16 tires since that's the size i have, and it's been excellent.
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Turns out I missed out on the rims on ebay, by about 3 seconds.
But i'll read up on those links.

Thanks heaps guys.
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check out the classifieds here. I remember a few sets of wheels (including viggen wheels) up for sale in there.
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Indeed, but he is in Australia. Shipping may be harsh unless another Aussie happens to be selling on our boards right now
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oops! missed the location
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