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Old 22-10-09
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Default 9-5 wheels on a 9-3

So I've read before that 9-5 wheels dont fit on a 9-3ss because of the offset. But then I see this picture today in the classifieds, and am now slightly confused.



Can anyone clear the air here?
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i've never heard that they couldn't
I've been interested in those wheels too...
...they don't look as good as i thought they would though
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They fit. I had the RKIIs from a 9-5 Aero on my last 9-3 (and probably will put a set on this 9-3 as well if the TPM sensors fit).

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They fit. I had the RKIIs from a 9-5 Aero on my last 9-3 (and probably will put a set on this 9-3 as well if the TPM sensors fit).

I wish they had the RKIIs in 18", id snag a set up in a heartbeat!
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i am about to purchase some 95 wheels from a member here.

here's the wheels in question:

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog....-front-3-4.JPG

only 17" but i think on my car with the 30mm drop, they're going to look dead sexy. any opinions?

my current wheels:

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0069_large.jpg
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^^^they will look amazing

but i have to say, your borbets look awesome too
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thank you sir.

haha, to keep the PM's now.. don't make me offers! i am keeping the borbets and giving them the powder coat they so desperately need! damn curb rash
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9-5 wheels physically fit but some advice against it because of the offset difference (49 mm 9-5, 41 mm 9-3SS) but some ignore it. I would consider wheels with a 38 mm to 42 mm offset first and only stray beyond that if no wheels exists. Going lower is better than higher for offset, for example 35 mm rather than 47 mm
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yay/nay?

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yay!!!!!!
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The higher offset of the 9-5 wheels will result in a strange look because they will sit too far inside the wheelwell.

You can easyly compensate this by adding 20mm wheelspacers.

The standard 17" wheels of the 9-3 for my opinion are allready too far inside the wheelwell and have lots of clearance.

So 9-5 wheels with 20mm spacers results in an offset of 29, which is perfect and not too ricey.
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good thing i just installed 15mm trak+ h&r spacers today.. should be fine right?
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I thought the 9-5 wheels had an offset of 35. At least I think that's what the RKIIs have. I didn't use spacers and they looked totally fine.
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i have those exact wheels on my 08

here are some old pics (ignore the damage)






wheels are 17x7 im pretty sure. tires are 225/45/17. no spacers
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anyone have any pics of 9-5 Aero "klingon" wheels on a 9-3ss?
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Here's my ride lowered on eibach springs.

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http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=225192

just get these
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Here's my ride lowered on eibach springs.

looks good man, did you just replace the springs or the struts too?
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Just the springs for now. We'll see how long that lasts
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Just the springs for now. We'll see how long that lasts
ive always heard if you replace the stock springs with after market sport ones you had to replace the OEM struts as well with after market, does it ride/handle badly? this may be a great cheap(er) way to lower it
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