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I need to get steelies for winter and tires for winter.

I have a 9-3 Linear, with 17 inch rims from Saab 5spoke ones. Currently i have 225/45/R17

The guy said.. i should of had 15 inch rims? ?

So.. he told me for winter i should have 195/60/R15 iam worried about the clearence for the brakes..

but then agian Good year said 215/60/r15

all on 15x16 5-110 steelie rims

15s ok for winter? cause orignally.. Kal tire told us.. 15s are not good on my Saab. due to brake clearence..?
 

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It depends. What model year is your Linear? If it's 2003, then 15" is ok. Look in the manual for approved wheel sizes. I know that when I bought rims and tires for my 2003 Arc, TireRack believed 15" would fit, but the Arc and Vector had larger brakes and 16" was required.

I think at some later point Saab switched the Linear to larger brakes, but I don't know when. Again, if the manual lists 15" as allowed, you should be fine. You'll know soon enough when you go to mount the rims - if they're too small, it won't even go on.
 

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Here in Filnlad we drive from November to May with winter tires and sometimes we have a lot of snow. I have 205/55-16" (Saab original ALU43 10-spoke) and they are ok, no problems at all. So I suggest to take 16", because 15" not looks as good as 16" and 17" are too hard.
 

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SidewaysD said:
I need to get steelies for winter and tires for winter.

I have a 9-3 Linear, with 17 inch rims from Saab 5spoke ones. Currently i have 225/45/R17

The guy said.. i should of had 15 inch rims? ?

So.. he told me for winter i should have 195/60/R15 iam worried about the clearence for the brakes..

but then agian Good year said 215/60/r15

all on 15x16 5-110 steelie rims

15s ok for winter? cause orignally.. Kal tire told us.. 15s are not good on my Saab. due to brake clearence..?
crosscheck here: http://www.rims-n-tires.com/info_specs.jsp
 
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