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Old 28th July 2012
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Exclamation Will these 18" Wheels fit my NG900?

Saw a nice set of these on craigslist, owner states they will fit my 1998 Saab 900. I currently have 15"s on so it would be a nice change. Was looking to confirm with you guys before I move forward. Here's a link with all specs of the wheels.

http://www.truckrims.com/american-ra...r38887552.html

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The bolt pattern is correct. The center bore is too large, BUT you can grab some hubcentric rings for cheap on amazon ebay to adapt to our 65.1mm hub($10).

After that, they should fit fine. Just letting you know, 18" on an ng900 will look pretty bad, but to each their own. Let me know if you have more questions.
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Yeah I mean im just looking for something different and came across these wheels for a great price. I basically have stock suspension on the car at the moment. But you really think the 18"s would look that bad?

Are these the Hub Centric Rings you mentioned?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-4-Polycarbonate-Plastic-Hub-Centric-Rings-72-6mm-OD-65-1mm-ID-HubCentric-/221063290850?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &hash=item3378661fe2&vxp=mtr
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18's will leave you with very little tire between the rim and the road. I think it's a prescription for bent wheels and a rough ride, but a few guys around here run them.
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Anytime you increase the size of the rim, the ride will be rougher, not just from size,but from tires available. My Dad has 15s on his Saab, and it rides like a Cadillac thanks to softer tires. I have 16s and my car has a much stiffer ride, even though I've updated my entire suspension.

Will the 18s ride better? No. Will they look cooler? Possibly. Should you get bigger brakes to fill the void? Most certainly.
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Also consider cost of tire replacement. I looked into getting Cobalt SS rims used, and tires were about $7-800. Tires for 16s run around $5-600, and 15s run around $4-500.
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Thanks for all the input guys! Im probably going to get them just for the hell of it, the guy only wants $200 for all 4 with almost new tires on them . I will post pictures and my feedback as far as the way the car handles and rides in case anyone else was considering 18's.
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Let me know how that 45mm offset works out with a 7.5" wheel. Watch for scrubbing on all four corners.

Upload pics too.
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18" wheels will give you a horribly uncomfortable ride quality. They will be a lot heavier then your 15" wheels so the suspension will not work as well. They may look better so if that's all you are interested in they are a good choice.
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I had 18's on my car for a while, I didn't like them.
The was just not enough room for them. Clearances were way to close for my liking. Maybe my offsets were wrong and stuff, But in my opinion 17's fit perfectly.

Here is the 18's on mine.

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18s on my gfs 9-3HOT and it looks awesome, ride is a little louder and harsher, but all in all it was a total upgrade as far as im concerned.
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