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Old 6th February 2004
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Does the model ALU 45 mean that the wheel offset for the 5-spoke 17" is ET45? If not, what is the ET for this wheel size?
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Do you have a picture of them? Are they 17inch? ALU45 is the SAAB model number, not to be confused with the part number. :P

If its for the SS, then it is et41. Same as the stock ones.
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Speaking of which, I am itching to put 18s on now. I'm holding out with the hope more choices appear for our SS. Tirerack has a few choices in the 18s they say will fit and I've been checking every few weeks to see if more will get added.

At the moment the Mille Miglia EV-Rs look attractive, maybe I'll wait till my Pirellis are a little more worn (which shouldn't be much longer given the rate they are going).
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Ah...ET41 is just nice. I am looking at a wheel from Millie Miglia and they have them in our bolt pattern and size. The ET is 40 so I think it should be OK.
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Hi everyone, I've been more of a reader than a writer.. sorry!

epsilon93: in addition to the PCD and offset, you gotta be sure that the Mille Miglia has the correct centre bore. That's 65mm for the 9-3SS.

Was told by my service adviser that the Saab ALU45 weigh "more than 10Kg". Mille Miglia are known to be heavy as well!

I've been thinking about buying these. They make them in 17 x 7.0" PCD 5x110, ET38 and CB 65.1mm, so they fit. And they weigh 8.5Kg each! Can't decide about the styling though. Opinions, anyone?
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Hi Crankcase,

Yes, I know about the center bore. Thanks for the headsup.

True that the Millies are heavy but should not be much heavier than the original ALU45. What brand is the rim in the pic and where can I find this? Doesn't look too bad. I am actually looking for a rim that is easy to maintain in terms of cleaning.

There is a group of us 9-3SS Saabers over here. PM your contact to me so that we can hookup for meets in future.
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I think those rims would look really good on the SS.. photoshop anyone?

How much are those running and like ep said, where can we view them?
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Hi everyone, I've been more of a reader than a writer.. sorry!

epsilon93: in addition to the PCD and offset, you gotta be sure that the Mille Miglia has the correct centre bore. That's 65mm for the 9-3SS.

Was told by my service adviser that the Saab ALU45 weigh "more than 10Kg". Mille Miglia are known to be heavy as well!

I've been thinking about buying these. They make them in 17 x 7.0" PCD 5x110, ET38 and CB 65.1mm, so they fit. And they weigh 8.5Kg each! Can't decide about the styling though. Opinions, anyone?

What site can you see these rims on ?
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CrankCase

Those rims look hot!

Where do you find them? Are they sold in Sing?

Like Ep said we have a group of guys that meet up occasionally here. Do join us!
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Thanks for the opinions! I'm also hoping someone could Photoshop them on a (Steel Grey :wink: ) SS.

Didn't want to post any brand names, links etc earlier just in case it might look like advertising, which it isn't. So here are the links:

http://www.koseijp.co.jp/engfl/top.html

http://www.koseieurope.com/eng/

http://www.rakuten.co.jp/ezbuy/472372/472316/474987/

http://www.abbozzo.se/frameset/abframeset.html

The wheels are Kosei Seneka RZ. Selling in Japan for 20300. Also available in 18 x 8.5" ET35 for 24800. Read somewhere that these wheels are made with aftermarket brakes in mind, so there's plenty of space for big calipers.

Don't think they are available in Singapore, but I've emailed Kosei in Japan. Will keep you posted.

Lastly, thanks for the invite, eps93 and Saabie! PM on the way..
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try performancealloys.com, free shipping anywhere in the world
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Thanks MoviStar. I can't get past the error message when I click on the "details" tab next to the wheel model. Plus the price seems a bit high at performancealloys.com
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I found this new site for wheels. They actually seem to have a variety of rims for the Saab 9-3. You can actually try the rims on the website on a real saab picture (linear, arc).

Here is the link if anyone is interested
http://www.specialfalgar.se/

help for those who cant read the language ( i cant read it either but managed to get around):

1- Click on the first top left link "Falgar"
2- Click on "Falgprovaren" (which is right under Falgar)
3- Click on starts falgprovaren
4- Scroll up and select your car from the top

enjoy

the car needs to be lowered :wink:
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