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Old 14th November 2016
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Default 15" winter rims on a 06 9-3 2.0T Sedan?????

Can I downsize -1 (1 inch) from the stock 16" rims to 15" rims for winter purposes? I've read some say yes, but for the older models. The stock brakes seem quite large?
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Old 15th November 2016
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If the 15" wheels don't fit it will be due to brake clearance. I've never tried it.
A quick web view at tirerack confirms they are not recommending a 15" wheel size option - I'm guessing that -1 is 16" wheels since many of these cars were sold with 17" wheels.
If it were me: call tirerack and see if they have a definitive answer. Or, visit a tire shop were you will buy some winter tire solution and ask them to put your car on a lift and experiment with a 15" wheel for a definitive answer.
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Old 15th November 2016
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There are no 15" wheel options listed in the Owner's Manual. I would figure that means 15" wheels won't fit, period. (9-5s with regular brakes are allowed 15" wheels, even though you would never see one outfitted like that, at least not in North America.)
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Old 15th November 2016
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No, they won't fit on your 2.0T.
The answer is almost always....Tech2.
You can either buy one or be a slave to your mechanic/dealer when you need repairs. Your choice.

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