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Old 6th December 2002
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Default Aftermarket wheels

I've been shopping online for aftermarket wheels for my 1996 900S. It seems like nobody lists wheels for our cars! From what I've read, the bolt pattern is 5x110? For a 17" rim, I can go 215/40 on tires right? And last but not least, what is the backspacing needed for a Saab GM900?

Is there a range of backspacing that would fit?

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Correct size of tyres to fit a 17'' application for Saab ng900 or 9-3 is 215/45 17 but it is also possible to run 215/40 17- also without rubbing problems.. depends on the ride height of your car.

My car is lowered by around 35mm and is even fine with 225/45 17 tyres with 4 people and luggage.

The wheel size you are looking for is 7Jx17 and as stated PCD 5/110mm stud pattern..

You can check out your car with a selection of wheels which are available from AEZ in North America (just choose a 9-3 for the picture..coz they don't have a 900 in the picture..but otherwise they are identical from a wheel perspective)

http://www.aez-wheels.com/cgi-bin/ev...rm=web_start_1

Ronal, BBS, Speedline all do aftermarket wheels for Saab fitment - just check in at Tirerack.

And these are also available from TSW..

http://www.tswnet.com/new/app_guide_...&B1=Submit
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I have 17inch Azev A with 205/45/17 which fit perfectly and no rubbing.

(Except the other day when I had 2 fat bloaters in the back of my car and every time I went over a bump I heard a nasty scraping noise coming from the back. I have however found a very successfull method for elimating all scraping noise, and that is to turn the stereo up full volume. Problem solved)
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I have 18's AXIS Se7ens with 40 series rubber on my 95 900set! I have had no problems with this setup. 8)

I'm currently selling these rims/tires for $900 if your interested.

I am thinking of getting a deep dish wheel next!
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Old 7th December 2002
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Thanks for the info and offer. I would like 17's though. If anybody out there has some nice looking 17's with tires that they want to sell, keep me posted!
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